â€œI call it the â€˜phantom home taxâ€™â€, said Stauber in a prepared statement. â€œThe WCAD assesses values of anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 for the one acre home site, then taxes it accordingly. Itâ€™s like paying a car registration fee because you own a driveway”.
Over the last few months, Stauber has attended meetings across the county where landowners have expressed their anger and frustration over the appraisal method.
â€œThis is costing the land owners of Williamson County an average of $600 a year. Our property taxes are high enough without these types of backdoor methods taking more money out the pockets of our county residentsâ€, said Stauber. â€œWilliamson County is the only county in Texas that practices this unfair tax system. We need a tax system that is fair and equitable. As State Representative, Iâ€™ll use whatever influence I can bring to bear to end these unfair taxesâ€.
â€œI will fight to stop the privatization of State Jobs”
â€œI will fight to stop certain aspects of the Trans.Texas Corridor plan that will take away valuable farm and ranch land.â€
â€œI will fight to restore the Childrenâ€™s Health Insurance Progrm to the levels and fairness Texans counted on prior to the 2003 Legislative session.â€
â€œI will fight to relieve the tax burden of the lower and middle class citizens of Texas.â€
â€œIt is time to elect a candidate who understands the needs of the average Texas working man and woman. Whoâ€™s walked in their shoes. Who will fight for YOU.
â€œI will be YOUR voice.â€
â€œLetâ€™s Put Our Government Back to Work for the people of Texas”.