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**Report written by Lt. Gov. Candidate, Mike Collier, Exposes Why Texas Faces a Property Tax and School Funding Crisis**

Austin, TX -- TODAY, February 8th, Democrat Lt. Governor candidate, Mike Collier, released a first-of-its-kind report detailing how, despite increasing property taxes being paid by homeowners, Texas’ public school systems are being failed by the Texas Legislature and the Lt. Governor’s Office. A pdf of the report can be viewed online or downloaded here. Thursday, Collier held a press conference that was streamed on facebook live which can be viewed at

To set up time to speak with Mike about his report or to request further information about a district within your market, please contact Scott Spiegel at

Quotes from Collier’s remarks included the following:

“What I’ve found is startling. Texans’ property taxes are going up - while funding from the state for public education is going down. Parents should not blame their local school boards for their ever increasing tax burden. This situation can be directly attributed to the Texas State Legislature, led by our current Lt. Governor.”



Mike Collier is a proven business leader with an unblemished record of integrity and service. He is committed to excellent public education, reforming school funding, making property taxes fair again, and genuine fiscal responsibility. Mike and his wife Suzanne met at the University 0f Texas and have been married almost 29 years. They have two sons (and a wonderful daughter-in-law from Brazil), both of whom attended public schools and graduated from UT. Mike ran for Texas Comptroller in 2014 on the Democratic Ticket and served as Finance Chair for the Texas Dem. Party until March, 2017.

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