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Texas Has Spent $1.8M On Personal Data Breach

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.


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Texans Swamp Hotline After Personal Data Exposed

A hotline for Texans who had their personal information exposed to the public remained overwhelmed with calls Thursday.


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State Comptroller Raises Revenue Estimate $300 Million

Comptroller Susan Combs says the state will have an additional $300 million to spend in the next budget.


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State Sales Tax Revenue Up From Last Year

Comptroller Susan Combs says sales tax revenue for last month rose 9.7 percent in Texas compared to a year ago.


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Texas Comptroller Says Cuts Will Not Solve Deficit

The Texas comptroller told the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday that she can’t imagine solving the current budget crisis through cuts alone.


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Texas Enters 82nd Legislative Session With $15 Billion Shortfall

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.


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Texas Comptroller To Announce Projected Revenue

Speculation about how massive Texas’ budget shortfall will be comes to an end this week.


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Comptroller Urges More Openness Of Job Incentive Programs

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.


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State Comptroller Releases Education Report

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.


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DNA Exonerees Say Texas Unfairly Cut Compensation

Before DNA tests proved his innocence, Ronald Taylor spent more than 14 years in prison for a Houston rape he did not commit.


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Texas Sales Tax Receipts Up 6.6 Percent In October

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.