State Comptroller Susan Combs

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Perry’s Decision Will Transform Texas Politics

AUSTIN (AP) — No matter what Gov. Rick Perry announces on Monday, his decision will transform politics in Texas. If the state’s longest-serving governor chooses to retire, then at least six out of nine elected […]


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Texas Comptroller To Release Budget Estimate

Republican Comptroller Susan Combs on Monday releases her biennial revenue estimate — the crucial number that sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for 2014 and 2015.


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New Website Helps Texans Track Taxes They Pay

Comptroller Susan Combs has unveiled a new website to help Texans better understand whose taxing them and for how much.


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Texas Comptroller Raises $1.1 Million For Campaign

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says she’s raised $1.1 million in campaign money in the final quarter of 2011.


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Knowing The Ins & Outs Of The Texas Tax-Free Weekend

This weekend is tax-free holiday time in Texas and you can save money on back-to-school items. The sales tax holiday, that runs August 19, 20 and 21, exempts most supplies, clothing and footwear priced under $100 from taxes.


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State Comptroller Raises Revenue Estimate $300 Million

Comptroller Susan Combs says the state will have an additional $300 million to spend in the next budget.


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Texas Comptroller Says Cuts Will Not Solve Deficit

The Texas comptroller told the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday that she can’t imagine solving the current budget crisis through cuts alone.


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State Lawmakers Faced With $15 Billion Shortfall

Texas lawmakers will have $72.2 billion for general purpose spending over the next two years, a $7.8 billion drop from the last state budget, according to figures released Monday.


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Board Recommends State Negotiate Tax Breaks

The Texas Legislative Budget Board has recommended a policy swap to put the state’s comptroller, not local school districts, in charge of negotiating school property tax breaks for businesses.


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Comptroller Urges More Openness Of Job Incentive Programs

Comptroller Susan Combs has recommended more openness for the Texas Enterprise and Emerging Technology funds as part of a wide-ranging review of the state’s job incentive programs.


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State Comptroller Releases Education Report

A Texas education report released Wednesday that rates school districts by looking at student progress and district spending gives only about 4 percent of schools the top designation.


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Some Convenience Stores Taxing Tax Free Items

A CBS 11 investigation found some convenience stores overcharging customers by applying sales tax on snack items that should not have taxes attached to them.

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