Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is scheduled to testify in a state Senate budget hearing to explain her projection that the state has made a strong rebound from the recession.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is leaning on his party’s ‘old guard’ as he tries to secure a U.S. Senate nomination, hoping to regain the air of inevitability he once enjoyed in the race.
The Texas comptroller’s office said that it now expects the state to collect at least $5 billion in unanticipated revenue during the present two-year budget cycle.
The Texas Comptroller reports that the state collected more than $2 billion in May, marking 26 months of sales tax growth.
Some experts say a settlement reached between Texas Comptroller Susan Combs and Amazon.com to end Amazon’s sales tax dispute with the state may be illegal.
Billy Frederick Allen spent more than 25 years in prison before an appeals court overturned his convictions in two murders. Three years after winning his freedom, Allen is fighting the state again — this time for the $2 million he says he’s owed for wrongful imprisonment.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue for January was up almost 10 percent over last year.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says she’s raised $1.1 million in campaign money in the final quarter of 2011.
Lawmakers will most likely have to tap the Rainy Day Fund to balance the budget in 2013, state comptroller Susan Combs said in an interview.
State sales tax revenue was up 12.2 percent last month in Texas, compared to receipts from the previous November, the state comptroller said.
Texas will pay a Dallas County man released from prison in 2006 after DNA evidence exonerated him of a rape that he did not commit an additional $753,000 on top of $1 million already paid for the 20 years he spent wrongfully imprisoned.
Only about 4 percent of school districts in Texas earned a top rating, according to a report released by Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday.
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