Texas lawmakers target property taxes, election fraud and transgender people in new legislation ahead of 2023 session

Thousands of bills are expected to be filed for the legislative session that begins in January. Lawmakers are expected to have a budget surplus when they return to Austin.

By Sneha Dey, Alex Nguyen, and Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas TribuneNovember 16, 2022 8:43 am, ,

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Public education



LGBTQ Texans’ rights


Health care

Voting and elections

Disaster declarations

Property taxes

House Bill 379 by state Rep. Cecil Bell Jr., R-Magnolia, directs the state comptroller to automatically put half of any budget surplus at the end of each biennium into the Texas Education Agency to help reduce property taxes. Republican leaders have said they want to use a massive budget surplus to help lower Texas homeowners’ property taxes. — Karen Brooks Harper and Joshua Fechter

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