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Texans overwhelmingly approve property tax amendments

Monday, May 9, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

Texas voters resoundingly approved two constitutional amendments aimed at property tax growth Saturday. Proposition 1, which limits school taxes for residents who are elderly or disabled, was approved with 86.91 percent of the vote. Proposition 2, which increases the public school homestead exemption to $40,000 from $25,000, was approved with 84.82 percent. The two amendments represent a small amount of relief for homeowners saddled with high property appraisals this year. The Legislature is anticipated to focus on the issue when it reconvenes.

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