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While cities and counties are limited by state law to 3.5 percent revenue increases and school districts are limited to 2.5 percent increases (unless a disaster has been declared), the appraisal district is planning for massive spending increases.

The agency's 2021 budget was the same as its 2020 budget: $20,193,893. But the proposed 2022 budget unveiled at yesterday's Budget Work Session weighed in at just a hair under $25 million—$24,986,951 to be exact.

The TCAD board advised staff to do what it could to either reduce or delay increased spending as much as possible before coming back to its June 8 meeting with a full-blown draft budget for further consideration.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

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