No Annexation Without Representation

Texans should have the freedom to choose where they live in our great state. Unfortunately, due to abusive exercises of annexation powers by some cities, many do not. Now is the time to change this.Gov. Greg Abbott recently called the Texas Legislature back for a special session to address some of his priorities. Fortunately, one of these is reforming municipal annexation powers.Under current law, many Texas cities have the power to take land outside their borders without any consent from those living there. So, if you, like me, decide to live in the county and outside city limits, your choice may be stripped away if a neighboring city chooses to annex your property. This increases your taxes, regulates your activity, and requires you to pay off city debt you didn't accrue.  Continue reading...

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