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The regular Texas legislative session started with a record budget surplus and ended with an impeached attorney general The 2023 legislative session started with a $32.7 billion surplus. It was mired in Republican infighting and multiple scandals. Then, the House impeached the state’s attorney general. Read the entire article here 5 Best & Worst Moments of the 2023 Texas Legislative Session If the 88th Session were a drag queen, her name would be Miss D’Opportunity.

Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar- Time to register new Voters!

Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) training classes for the 2023 -2024 term will begin January 10, 2023. Option 1: In-Person Class In person training will be held at the Elections Department, located at 1403 Blackjack St. Lockhart, TX 78644. Each class has a capacity of 10 participants, and you must register for a spot at least 24 hours prior to the class by emailing, calling (512) 668-4347, or register online. Important Notes: § Classes are approximately 45 - 60 minutes

88th Legislature / Special session news

Gov. Greg Abbott calls immediate special session to address property taxes and border issues Abbott noted many bills that were passed during the regular session, which ended around 6 p.m. Monday, but he added that “many critical items remain” and will require multiple special sessions.Gov. Greg Abbott called an immediate special session Monday night, just hours after lawmakers completed the year’s regular legislative session without passing numerous key bills state leaders had identified as priorities. Abbott said in a statement the special session officially began at 9 p.m. Monday and will be focused on property tax relief and border security. “Many critical items remain that must be passed,” Abbott said, which he asserts will require multiple special sessions. Republican lawmakers had identified using a large part of the state’s budget surplus to lower property taxes for Texas homeowners and business owners as a priority, but failed to reach an agreement. It appeared lawmakers were expected to return to work Tuesday, which the leaders of both chambers hinted at in closing Monday.We must cut property taxes,” Abbott said in the statement. “During the regular session, we added $17.6 billion to cut property taxes. However, the legislature could not agree on how to allocate funds to accomplish this goal. Texans want and need a path towards eliminating property taxes. The best way to do that is to direct property tax reduction dollars to cut school property tax rates.” The agenda for the first special session will focus on slashing property tax rates “solely by reducing the school district maximum compressed tax rate in order to provide lasting property-tax relief,” Abbott said in his statement.