Analysis: Property tax relief doesn’t equal extra money in your pocket

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Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. Beware of government officials promising property tax benefits. Be sure to check their math. Ask about the effective dates. Don’t expect to get any promises in writing. The Texas Legislature is touting a bill — Senate Bill 2 — that would make it easier for property owners to protest big tax increases from cities, counties and special districts. You might have heard about this one: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has threatened to force a special legislative session if this and legislation on public ba...

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