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.
Just days before announcing his candidacy for president, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to the Obama administration saying Washington owes Texas more than $349 million for Texas’ incarceration of illegal immigrants.
Texas businesses and shoppers are getting ready for this weekend’s sales tax holiday as students prepare to return to school.
One of Texas’ best-known wrongly convicted men sued the state comptroller Monday claiming he’s been denied full compensation for the time he spent in prison.
A man who was wrongly imprisoned in Texas for nearly two decades over slayings that he did not commit will be paid $1.4 million.
State revenues over the next the two years will be about $1 billion more than previously thought.
A state agency has declined to release documents about the accidental online posting of the personal information of 3.5 million Texans.
The release of personal information of 3.5 million Texans was a result of “human error,” State Comptroller Susan Combs said.
The state comptroller’s office says it has spent $1.8 million dealing with fallout from the public exposure of personal information, including Social Security numbers, of millions of Texans.
A hotline for Texans who had their personal information exposed to the public remained overwhelmed with calls Thursday.
Comptroller Susan Combs says the state will have an additional $300 million to spend in the next budget.