Articles 2018-05-14T11:52:21+00:00

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $782.1 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $782.1 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 10.1 percent more than in June 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.

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Overview

The 86th Legislative Session adjourned sine die on May 27 after taking up thousands of bills and issues over the last 140 days. During the 86th Session a total of 7,324 House and Senate bills were filed and a total of 1,429 bills were passed (not including resolutions). *TLO  […]

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Governor Emergency Items

During the February 5th State of the State. Gov. Greg Abbott listed six emergency items. Those items were: School Finance and increasing teacher pay (HB 3 was passed), school safety (addressed in SB 500), Texas Mental Health Care Consortium (SB 11 was passed), Property Tax Reform (

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Nominations

Senate Nominations approved numerous appointments over the 86th Session including Education Commission Mike Morath; Executive Commissioner of HHSC Courtney Phillips; Emily Lindley of the TCEQ; Shelly Botkin, Arthur D’ Andrea, and DeAnn Walker of the PUC.

Secretary of State David Whitely’s nomination was voted to be advanced to the full Senate […]

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Budget

HB 1 includes $118.8 billion in General Revenue and $250.7 billion in All Funds for FY 20-21. When adjusted for tax relief, these totals are within all constitutional spending limits and population times inflation with 4.9 percent growth in General Revenue and 4.2 percent growth in All Funds.

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Disaster

The House and Senate passed a total of 53 bills and 2 joint resolutions relating to disaster preparedness, response and recovery. On 4/11 alone the House passed out 16 bills relating to disaster response. On 3/6, the Senate rolled out three key bills as a disaster response package:

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Tax/Economic Development

SB 2 (Bettencourt/Burrows) relating to ad valorem taxation, also referred to as the property tax reform bill was sent to the Governor on 5/28. The bill was passed out of Senate committee earlier in the legislative session but could not get the votes needed to be brought to the […]

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