May 7, 2019      5:49 PM
SB: Updated: Nothing is ever completely dead til sine die
Speaker Bonnen’s camp worked to calm fears of any attempt to revive the tax swap this session: “It became clear that even in the event of the House’s passage, this legislation would be unlikely to pass in the Texas Senate, as evidenced by their vote on House Bill 3.”
Note: This story has been updated
following the appointment of conferees on HB3 -sb
last 24 hours were a fascinating exercise in the Big Three being saved by
the members, it would seem, from the political misstep of a sales tax increase with
the promise of buying down property taxes. As James Henson and Josh Blank
polling did not look good.
we reported early in the day, Texas House Public Education Committee
Chairman Dan Huberty,
R-Kingwood, was telling folks he would pull down the proposed constitutional amendment
after the Senate moved to make the sales tax increase irrelevant under
what they envisioned for school finance.
By Scott Braddock