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Here’s the data that doomed Gov. Greg Abbott’s tax swap proposal

May 9, 2019

The state’s Big Three—Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen—would like to raise the state’s sales tax rate, in order to provide Texas homeowners with property tax relief.

Republican legislators haven’t been too enthusiastic about that idea—and most of them were relieved on Tuesday, when House leaders announced that they had decided to postpone voting on a proposal to that effect, from state Rep. Dan Huberty.

This document, which was left on every House member’s desk this morning, helps explain why.