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Harvey Hilderbran

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

House gives early OK to franchise tax breaks

House Bill 500, which would spend an estimated $667 million over the next biennium to reduce the burden of the state’s franchise tax on businesses, still faces an uphill climb in the Senate, where lawmakers have raised concerns about its cost.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

House votes to keep tax incentives in play for school districts

Despite opposition by high-profile conservative and liberal groups, the Texas House was nearly unanimous Friday in its support for continuing a program that allows school districts to use tax incentives to lure businesses.

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