Bills to plug public information "loopholes" breeze through Senate

00 The legislation pushes back against two 2015 Texas Supreme Court rulings that have enabled private companies involved with government contracts to keep parts of those contracts secret. Source:…

[COMPTROLLER NEWS] Agency Announces Updated 50-State Scorecard

00     Comptroller Announces Updateto 50-State Scorecard Web Tool  The Comptroller’s office recently updated its 50-State Scorecard, a web tool that uses data from a variety of sources to…

Texas Senate approves its budget, shifting school costs to local taxpayers

00 The Texas Senate passed budget that would shift $1.8 billion in public education costs to local taxpayers. “This is a lean budget, but it’s also a smart budget,” said state…

PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller’s Office Announces Updated Web-Based Scorecard Comparing Texas With Other States in Key Areas

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017  Comptroller’s Office Announces Updated Web-Based Scorecard Comparing Texas With Other States in Key Areas (AUSTIN) ––…

[FISCAL NOTES — LINE ITEMS] Capturing Carbon, Boosting the Bottom Line

00         David Greeson, vice president of development, NRG Energy Inc.  An Interview with NRG’s David GreesonFiscal Notes recently spoke with NRG Vice President of Development David Greeson to discuss the…

Gov. Greg Abbott to meet with President Trump at White House

00 Gov. Greg Abbott is set to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. The meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Oval Office, will include Charter…

Texas Senate passes bill to cut franchise tax paid by businesses — later

00 The Texas Senate approved legislation Tuesday that aims to eventually slice — and possibly eliminate — the state’s franchise tax, a levy on businesses earnings that’s widely unpopular among…

PRESS RELEASE: Texas State Government Faces Significant, Long-Term Financial Challenges

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017  Texas State Government Faces Significant,Long-Term Financial Challenges   (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released…

Senate passes property tax bill state leaders love, local officials oppose

00 The Senate voted 18-12 in favor of bill that would require an election if a local government entity wanted to increase some of its tax collections by 5 percent…

[FISCAL NOTES SPECIAL EDITION] Long-Term Obligations Could Threaten State Finances

00     Examining Texas’ Long-Term Obligations         Right now, Texas legislators are grappling with hundreds of competing needs to create a state budget for the next two…