DALLAS - Texas lawmakers have agreed in principle on a new wealth-sharing plan that would give property-rich districts five options for shifting as much as $600 million a year in taxes to the state's poorest schools.

Bond lawyers familiar with the proposal say, however, that at least two of the five options for tax sharing may be unconstitutional and might not pass muster with the courts, which have given the Legislature until June 1 to devise a new school finance law.

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