E-News: Victory! Property tax hike dead for 2024

After public pressure, Democrats also commit to holding hearings on some initiatives.

Week 5 of the 2024 session was spent on the Senate floor voting on bills previously approved by their assigned committees, in anticipation of this week’s deadline for us to consider “House of origin” bills; in other words, Tuesday was the cut-off deadline for the Senate to vote on Senate bills and for the House of Representatives to vote on House bills.

Now that we’ve reach that key deadline, all of the approved House bills will come to the Senate to begin the evaluation process all over again, starting with public hearings in committees. This will continue to whittle down the number of viable bills so that we are left with only the measures that have broad support of both chambers.

Unfortunately, one of my key bills didn’t make it. Senate Bill 6205, which deals with instruction on the history and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, was killed by Democrats who refused to bring the measure to the floor for a full vote of the Senate. You can learn more about why I believe they did this in this update.

But I am happy to have an opportunity to also share some good news with you. Thanks to the work of citizens like you, Senate Republicans were able to kill the Democrat plan to triple the permittable growth rate of your property taxes without a vote of the people.

While the bill is dead for the session, we must remain vigilant and continue to push back against government greed, which is always looking for news ways to keep its hands in your wallet!

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