Abbott proposes maintaining existing cuts to school property taxes made under a massive school finance package passed in 2019 and using state dollars to further reduce taxes under that law. The state doesn’t actually raise property taxes — that money is collected by cities, counties, school districts and other local entities — but by funneling more state money into schools, it’s able to lower the amount that schools collect. The cuts would apply both to homes and businesses.

Reducing property taxes

School vouchers and other policy pushes

School security

Public safety and border security

This article was written by  KAREN BROOKS HARPER AND JOSHUA FECHTER of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: