Wednesday, November 23, 2005

School tax repairs ordered

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Education: "School tax repairs ordered"

The Legislature must fix the state's unconstitutional property tax system for public schools, the Texas Supreme Court ordered Tuesday, but lawmakers are off the hook for a big tax hike to pour billions more into education funding.

The latest decision in the state's long-running school finance litigation was a partial victory for hundreds of school districts that filed the lawsuit because it will force lawmakers to pass a new education funding system before the 2006-07 school year.


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