Susan Combs

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

It’s nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state’s annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school.


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Texas Tax-Free Holiday Set For August 8-10

The state’s annual sales tax holiday has been set for August 8-10 as families prepare to send children back to school. The savings add up to about $8 for every $100 spent.


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UT Building ID Theft Website

The University of Texas Center for Identity said that it is using $5 million in state money for a resource center that will allow Texans to better deal with ID theft and online fraud.


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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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Comptroller Combs Not Seeking Re-Election

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced that she is stepping down, and will not seek election to any office in 2014. Combs made the announcement on Wednesday.


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Combs To Testify At Senate Budget Hearing

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.


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Dewhurst Leans On ‘Old Guard’ Republicans

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.


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State Expects $5 Billion In Extra Revenue

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.


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May Another $2B Month For Texas Sales Tax Revenues

The Texas Comptroller reports that the state collected more than $2 billion in May, marking 26 months of sales tax growth.


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Legality Of State’s Amazon Tax Deal Questioned

Some experts say a settlement reached between Texas Comptroller Susan Combs and to end Amazon’s sales tax dispute with the state may be illegal.


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Ex-Inmate Struggles To Cash In On Compensation Law

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.


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Texas Sales Tax Revenue Up Nearly 10 Percent

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue for January was up almost 10 percent over last year.