Emmett Hints at Future Fights over Rainy Day Fund, Property Taxes in State of County Address

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett laid out what he believes the region needs from the next Texas Legislature in order to continue rebuilding after Harvey. Those goals put him on a collision course with Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov Dan Patrick.

By Andrew SchneiderSeptember 14, 2018 12:13 pm, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett used his State of the County message to mark the progress toward recovering from Harvey. But he also hinted at political fights to come.

Speaking before the Greater Houston Partnership, Judge Emmett credited the county’s successful flood bond referendum with making future recovery possible. He said the election wouldn’t have taken place without the help of state legislators and the approval of Governor Greg Abbott.

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