Comptroller Susan Combs says sales tax revenue for last month rose 9.7 percent in Texas compared to a year ago.
The Texas comptroller told the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday that she can’t imagine solving the current budget crisis through cuts alone.
On Monday, the day before state lawmakers are sworn in for the 82nd Legislative Session, Comptroller Susan Combs announced Texas faces a $15 billion budget shortfall.
Speculation about how massive Texas’ budget shortfall will be comes to an end this week.
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.
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.
Before DNA tests proved his innocence, Ronald Taylor spent more than 14 years in prison for a Houston rape he did not commit.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax receipts grew 6.6 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago. The $1.6 billion jump marks the seventh consecutive month of growth following a 14-month slump.