Texas Legislature 2019

TribCast: How did that tax swap fall apart?

On this week’s TribCast, Aman talks to Ross, Matthew and Shannon about how Texas lawmakers' plan to raise the sales tax collapsed, why the 2019 session is like the 1997 one and what we'll be watching out for in the session’s final three weeks.

From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Greg Bonnen discuss property taxes at a press conference at the Capitol.
From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Greg Bonnen discuss property taxes at a press conference at the Capitol.  Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

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On this week’s TribCast, Aman talks to Ross, Matthew and Shannon about how Texas lawmakers' plan to raise the sales tax collapsed, why the 2019 session is like the 1997 one and what we'll be watching out for in the session’s final three weeks.