Friday, September 12, 2014

Texas: Brewster County's tax law subject to recall petition

An apparent mistake in Brewster County’s new tax rate has led to what they are calling a recall of the law:

The state provides for a recall election upon receipt of a petition by 10 percent of registered voters in the county if a tax rate increases revenues by more than eight percent. It is based on revenue increases, not the rate itself.
In Brewster County, if 10 percent of the 6,946 registered voters sign the petition, it will trigger a county election. Braun said her goal is 800 signatures. Then, if voters approve the rollback, the county would have to lower the tax rate.

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