Due to the magnitude of the fraud Direct Action Texas has uncovered over the last 2 years, we have been calling for sensible reforms to come out of Austin. One of these is a bill authored by Representative Mike Schofield (R-Katy). House Bill 2139 would allow prosecutors to treat organized election fraud activity the same way it would treat other forms of organized crime, raising each penalty level one degree. Testimonies given in the House Committee on Elections revealed overwhelming bipartisan support.
Sooner or later, as an elected official, whether on a school board, city council, or any other local government entity, you find yourself in the minority on an important issue. Sometimes you find yourself completely alone. It is very easy to assume that because you are in the minority you can’t achieve anything. In reality, you can. Here are 10 rules to achieve change, even if not 100% of what you wanted, when you are in the minority.
In 2016, property values in Collin County increased by an average of 8.9%. No doubt, with the move of Toyota and other large companies to the County, it’s a great place to live in, and in great demand, which drives property values up. However, there is a downside to the increase in values: even while keeping similar tax rates, actual property taxes increased by almost 10%.
An increase in property values does not automatically translate into an increase in local expenditures. Read More