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.
State Comptroller Raises Revenue Estimate $300 MillionComptroller Susan Combs says the state will have an additional $300 million to spend in the next budget.
Texas Comptroller Says Cuts Will Not Solve DeficitThe Texas comptroller told the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday that she can't imagine solving the current budget crisis through cuts alone.
State Lawmakers Faced With $15 Billion ShortfallTexas 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.
Board Recommends State Negotiate Tax BreaksThe 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.
Comptroller Urges More Openness Of Job Incentive ProgramsComptroller 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.
State Comptroller Releases Education ReportA 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.
Some Convenience Stores Taxing Tax Free ItemsA CBS 11 investigation found some convenience stores overcharging customers by applying sales tax on snack items that should not have taxes attached to them.