passed SB 2, the property tax reform bill, this week, but made it contingent on passage of HB 3, putting pressure on the Senate. Since each chamber has its own version of both bills, it's expected that conference committees will negotiate final versions in the last three weeks of this session.
Next week, while the Senate tackles school finance and teacher salaries, the House is expected to consider an increase in the state sales tax.
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Saturday, May 4, is Election Day. Many school board trustee seats and school bond issues are on ballots in school districts across the state. Some cities also have mayoral and council seats up for election along with municipal bonds. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in areas with elections.