PRESS RELEASE: Texas Prepaid Tuition Program’s Newborn Enrollment Deadline Approaches

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2017 Texas Prepaid Tuition Program’s NewbornEnrollment Deadline Approaches (AUSTIN) — The deadline is extended through July 31…

As Abbott launches ambitious special session, ill will flows between Straus, Patrick

00 The coming weeks will reveal whether the ongoing hostility between Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus has paralyzed state policymakers as they take up the 20 items on Gov. Greg Abbott‘s agenda.…

PRESS RELEASE: Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes Nearly $680 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 July 12, 2017 Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes Nearly $680 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments (AUSTIN)…

This Texan’s daughter needed medical marijuana, so he moved to Colorado

00 Emmanuel Garza moved his family from Texas to Colorado so his baby daughter could get the medical marijuana treatment needed to control her seizures. Legislation that would have legalized the same treatment in Texas failed to…

Trump administration says Texas' new voter ID law checks all the boxes (video)

00 The U.S. Department of Justice argued in a legal filing Thursday that courts should drop any further action over the old version of Texas’ voter ID law. That story…

[FISCAL NOTES] Shedding Light on Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

00           More Than a Memory:Unclaimed LifeInsurance BenefitsIt may sound hard to believe, but it’s true: in many states, the responsibility for claiming life insurance benefits rests…

PRESS RELEASE: State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in June

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017  State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.4 Billion in June (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said…

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Returns Life Insurance Benefits — and Closes an Expensive Loophole

00 Contact:Lauren WillisChris BryanEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 Texas Returns Life Insurance Benefits — and Closesan Expensive Loophole (AUSTIN) — Since fiscal 2013, the…

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…