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Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices ‘Dampened’ Budget Outlook

The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.


Back To School Shopping, Students, Teachers, Kids, Supplies

Texas Tax Free Holiday Is August 8-10

One of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year has been announced.

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Economists: Texas Economy Strong, Getting Stronger

Official and independent economists have told state lawmakers that the $1.3 billion Texas economy has completely recovered from the Great Recession and is getting stronger.



3 North Texas ISDs Lead “Most Outstanding Debt” List

A total of three North Texas school districts made the state Top 10 list of those with the most outstanding debt. For all but one, the amounts were more than $1 Billion.


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State Ramps Up Campaign To Help Find Unclaimed Property

Nearly $2.5 billion in property has gone unclaimed in Texas, and state officials estimate nearly one in four of us have money we don’t even known about.


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Texas Comptroller Raises $1.1 Million For Campaign

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says she’s raised $1.1 million in campaign money in the final quarter of 2011.


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State Comptroller Expecting Slow Growth Next Year

Texas has emerged from the Great Recession but economic growth will continue to be slow, in part because of hesitant consumers, the state comptroller’s top revenue estimator told lawmakers Wednesday.


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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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Next Texas Appliances Rebate Program Starts Monday

The next energy-efficient appliance rebate program for Texas begins Monday and advance reservations are not required.


State Sales Tax Collection Grows Slightly

The growth in sales tax collections for Texas continues, but not by much.