“Lower Property Taxes” is a beloved mantra of my opponent. But it is because of legislators like her that our property taxes are skyrocketing. When so-called “conservative” politicians cut funding to our schools, our property taxes have to pick up the slack. They even explain such mystic maneuvers in their own budget proposals. Our state government has a constitutional responsibility to properly fund our public schools. My opponent seems to believe the founders of the State of Texas were wrong.