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Property Tax Reform Views: Aaron Phillips

As the Texas Senate has recently passed Senate Bill 1, dubbed the "property tax reform bill," many Texans have been expressing different opinions. Proponents of the bill say it stops reckless municipal governments from continuing with skyrocketing tax rates and appraisals. Opponents of the bill say that the bill will, among other things, damage local control.

We at the Amarillo Pioneer want to bring you opinions from local community members on the bill and property tax reform. This is one of a series of views from local residents on the property tax reform bill:

Aaron Phillips

Do you support SB 1?

No, if the state paid for it's mandates there wouldn't be so much pressure on local property taxes.

Also, we elect city and county officials to set those rates. don't like the job they're doing? Then vote them out.

Half of the problems in Amarillo could be solved if our city government wasn't always bragging about how low taxes are and we pay for what we need.

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