45, one of the issues is that it's been about 13 years and this lawsuit has gone on, every 10 to 13 years, for about 35 years now, maybe longer. It gets filed every time the legislature has projections of a huge surplus or a huge deficit, in order to redistribute. And the lawyer who files it each time is a close friend of mine. Our offices for many years were next door to each other. The method used today is what those who filed the lawsuit in the last decade got from the courts. Now, they are filing again to change that method somehow. And they will win again. It's just something we accept in Texas. It will increase costs somewhat, but with the energy industry doing so well in this state, as well as many others too, it won't be as significant as it was 20+ years ago. Last time it wasn't a big deal when all was said and done. Sometimes it's called Robin Hood. For instance, the school district I live in collects extremely high property taxes for the school district, but almost none goes to our district. It's redistributed to the poorer districts. It's a way of life that we've all accepted in Texas, and will only get worse with the number of people who live in the poorer districts of the state, that can't pay for the services they provide in the the schools. For instance, on a house like mine, we pay school taxes of nearly $12,000 per year. A house with a value of $200,000 here in this district pays about $3,500 per year. And almost none of it goes to our school district
I don't see a major impact of the decision. There will be wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth when the decision from Judge Dietz is announced. But it will all be handled and the money going to the suing districts will increase. That's a foregone conclusion.