June 28, 2019

State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes

2019-06-28T14:39:14-05:00

The 86th Texas Legislature convened and concluded with shared priorities including public school funding and property tax reform.

Here’s a little breakdown of the two big bills:

Senate Bill 2 – Property Taxes
The Governor signed Senate Bill 2 (by Sen. Bettencourt – Houston) on June 12. The new law lowers the current 8 percent revenue cap to 3.5 percent, triggering an automatic election if the tax rate is exceeded. Taxing units would not be required to hold an election if they are going beyond the 3.5 percent cap in response to a natural disaster. The new law also prohibits taxing entities from adopting a future budget or taking any action that decreases the compensation of first responders. The […]
State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes2019-06-28T14:39:14-05:00

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur

2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

Article by Bankrate

The number of women-owned businesses in the United States has seen huge growth. In fact, women are opening an average of 849 new businesses per day.

Women-owned businesses increased a dramatic 31 times over the past 46 years, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.  Between 1972 and 2018, they’ve risen from 402,000 (4.6% of all firms) in 1972 to 12.3 million (40% of all firms) in 2018.

Despite the numbers and what looks like success on paper, women-owned businesses actively fail to represent a larger portion of the total employment […]

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00
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