Gov. Greg Abbott signs historic property tax cut in New Caney

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks about the recent 88th Legislative Session to an audience at the Texas Public Policy Foundation offices in Austin, on June 2. Abbott recounted policy victories in regards to fentanyl and the border crisis, as well as limiting gender affirming care and banning DEI practices in higher education. Abbott ended the event by promising to call a special session for school choice, after the current special session for property tax resolves. (Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune, Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune)

NEW CANEY, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott ceremonially signed the largest property tax in Texas history, which was passed during Special Session #2 of the 88th Texas Legislature on Wednesday in New Caney.

In his 2023 State of the State address, Abbott made cutting property taxes for Texans an emergency item for the 88th Legislature.

The Governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senator Paul Bettencourt, Representative Morgan Meyer, and other members of the Texas Legislature.

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