A victory for public schools; that's what some state leaders are calling Tuesday's 7 to 1 Supreme Court ruling.
The court found that Texas' property tax is unconstitutional, saying school districts illegally tax property owners to pay for public education. Legislators failed to solve the problem during the last two regular sessions and three 30-day special sessions called by Governor Rick Perry.
State Representative Jim McReynolds, (D), said, " I think it's a golden opportunity for Texas to do something great for our school children and teachers and our taxpayers. I'm optimistic that we can reach a consensus and pass good legislation."