Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: An audio clip of Glenn Hegar talking about the Bond Election Roundup portal is available for download.
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of the Spring 2017 Bond Election Roundup, which details bond election proposals for more than five dozen local governments.
The updated page includes information for about 70 local bond elections, ranging from a $1.8 million bond election for the Chico school district to a $737.5 million bond package for the Lewisville school district. Local elections will be held on May 6.
“Our Bond Election Roundup portal is a key element of our local transparency efforts, giving Texas taxpayers important information on debt proposals before they go to the polls,” Hegar said. “These elections often don’t get much attention, especially in odd-numbered years when there isn’t much on the ballot. We want to make sure voters have the information they need to make smart choices when it comes to their local finances.”
The Comptroller’s office also released the Debt-at-a-Glance tool with updated debt totals and trends for Texas cities, counties, school districts and community college districts.
Debt at a Glance is a user-friendly online resource that outlines debt totals and trends as well as details on tax rates, bond elections, authorized but unissued debt, certificates of obligation and links to available comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs).
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.