Abbott OKs religious refusal of adoptions in Texas

00 Child welfare providers can use their “sincerely held religious beliefs” to decide what homes and services foster and adoptive children should receive.    Source: Texas Tribune Blue Government…

New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads

00 Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill backed by auto manufacturers that explicitly allows autonomous vehicles to operate on Texas roads without a driver inside. But it could be years before such…

Texas Gov. Abbott signs bill to enforce reporting of police shootings

00 Starting in September, Texas law enforcement agencies could be fined $1,000 a day if they don’t report police shootings to the state in a timely manner. Source: Texas…

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Operator of Newly Created Texas Bullion Depository

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2017  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Operator of Newly Created Texas Bullion Depository (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn…

State removes license for eyebrow threaders (video)

00 The Texas Legislature passed a bill deregulating eyebrow threading, which has for years required practitioners in Texas to pay licensing fees and undergo hundreds of hours of unrelated cosmetology…

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Administrator of Newly Created Texas Bullion Depository

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Administrator ofNewly Created Texas Bullion Depository (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn…

PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller’s Office Recognized for New Website Featuring Enhanced Online Services and Functionality

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017  Comptroller’s Office Recognized for New Website Featuring Enhanced Online Services and Functionality (AUSTIN) — The Texas…

[FISCAL NOTES — LINE ITEMS] Riding Along with the Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division

00     CID: The Long Arm of Texas Tax Law     In Howard County, Investigator Brett Froh samples red-dyed diesel fuel stolen from a company where the truck’s owner…

PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $640 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2017 Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $640 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments (AUSTIN) —…

[FROM THE DESK OF GLENN HEGAR] Certifying Texas' 2018-19 Budget

00    The 2017 regular session of the Texas Legislature was contentious and occasionally chaotic — but then, they often are. As a former legislator myself, I know how hard…