[FISCAL NOTES] “Dark Store Theory” Legal Interpretation Could Cost States Millions

00     Dark Store Theory & Property Taxation         Texas communities depend on the property taxes generated by retail businesses, but a new legal interpretation, if accepted,…

Texas may still be giving state-funded pension to convicted elected officials

00 More than two dozen former elected officials convicted of felonies may be receiving taxpayer-funded retirement pay — and a state senator wants to end that practice. State law keeps…

PRESS RELEASE: Legal Interpretation of Property Tax Debate Could Cost States Millions

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2017  Legal Interpretation in Property Tax Debate Could Cost States Millions (AUSTIN) — Texas communities depend heavily…

Texas Attorney General first in country to file brief backing Trump travel ban

00 Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an amicus brief Wednesday expressing his support of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, effectively becoming the first state attorney general to back the controversial executive order. …

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Comptroller’s Officers Work with Federal Officials to Halt Credit Card Plot

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2017  Texas Comptroller’s Officers Work with Federal Officials toHalt Credit Card Plot (AUSTIN) — An investigation conducted by…

Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys among artists speaking out against Texas bathroom bill

00 Singers and actors including Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Alicia Keys have signed onto an open letter asking Texas lawmakers to reject Senate Bill 6 and other anti-LGBT legislation recently filed…

PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $859 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 February 8, 2017 Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $859 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments (AUSTIN) —…

Senate committee advances anti-sanctuary cities bill

00 After a 16-hour hearing that included tears, heckling, bursts of anger and warnings from lawmakers to witnesses to respect the rules of the Capitol’s upper chamber, the Texas Senate’s…

Texas House committee report lays foundation for 'Sandra Bland Act'

00 State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, announced last year that he would file the Sandra Bland Act, which would address the issues of race, poverty, mental health and accountability in…

Gov. Greg Abbott lays out emergency items (video)

00 http://www.youtube.com/embed/YG2VBm0P2M4?wmode=opaque&autohide=1&showinfo=0&rel=0 The Texas governor delivered his State of the State address to legislators this week, and he also made good on his pledge to cut funding to the Travis…