Senate passes tax bill as second special session begins July 05, 2023 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATIONSTATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTSThe Texas Senate on the first day of the Legislature’s second special session unanimously passed a tax bill last Wednesday that increases the homestead exemption and includes a pay hike for teachers, the Austin American- Statesman reported. The first special session ended with the Senate and ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!