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Local Government Team

The Comptroller’s Data Analysis and Transparency Division’s Local Government Assistance Team is here to assist you with your questions.

Businesses: Contact the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism.

Local Governments, EDCs and Chambers of Commerce:

Local Government Subject Matter Experts
Section Contact Phone Number
Economic Development Russell Gallahan 512-463-6073
Frank Alvarez 512-936-9231
Heather Hampton 512-936-1866
Local Sales Tax Options Russell Gallahan 512-463-6073
Frank Alvarez 512-936-9231
Tax Code Chapter 311 & 312 Frank Alvarez 512-936-9231
Local Government Manager John Villarreal 512-463-5241
General Inquiries Economic Development and Local Government Teams 800-531-5441 ext. 3-4679

Data Analysis Team

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Questions? Find your subject matter expert below or call us at 800-531-5441.

Data Analysis Subject Matter Experts
Section Subject Contact(s) Phone
Business and Industry Texas Workforce Commission, training, career readiness, regulation, insurance, occupational licensing, rural development, financial services, labor, employment, rural communities, housing market, unemployment David Green 512-475-4657
Cross-Governmental Issues Information technology, state lands and facilities, state employees, Article IX, legislature, Sunset Commission TJ Costello 512-463-3793
Economic Analysis State and regional economic analysis utilizing demographic, job, business and industry data TJ Costello (state) 512-463-3793
David Green (regional) 512-475-4657
Health and Human Services Health and Human Services Commission, Department of Aging and Disability Services, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Department of State Health Services, Department of Family and Protective Services, Medicare, health care, health insurance, TANF, WIC, mental health, chronic disease, wellness David Green 512-475-4657
Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Higher Education All institutions of higher education, university systems, Coordinating Board, Hazlewood Act, Texas Tomorrow Fund, Higher Education Fund, research institutions Olga Garza 512-475-0939
Military and Veterans Texas Military Department, Veterans' Commission, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Veterans' Land Board, military installations TJ Costello 512-463-3793
Agriculture Issues concerning plant cultivation and livestock production in the state Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Energy Oil, gas and coal, as well as renewable sources David Green 512-475-4657
Public Education Public, private and charter schools, Texas Education Agency, Teacher Retirement System, State Board of Education, schools for the deaf and blind, school finance, early childhood education Olga Garza 512-475-0939
Public Safety and Criminal Justice Corrections, law enforcement, border, juvenile justice, immigration, judicial, Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Juvenile Justice Department TJ Costello 512-463-3793
State Finances Appropriations, bonds, pensions, debt, spending, investments, tax policy, State Auditor's Office, Legislative Budget Board, Bond Review Board Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Transportation Texas Department of Transportation, state and federal highway funding, mass transit, Department of Motor Vehicles TJ Costello 512-463-3793
Fiscal Note Coordinator Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Data Analysis Manager Olga Garza 512-475-0939

Natural Resources Program

The Natural Resources program funds research at state universities to inform Endangered Species Act decisions and help communities and stakeholders develop voluntary conservation programs.

Natural Resources Program Staff
Title Name/Email Phone
Manager Meghan Hope 512-936-8554
Team Lead, Contract Specialist Melissa Salmon 512-463-4676
Senior Research Analyst Chelsea Jones
SME on: desert massasauga, spot-tailed earless lizard, Matagorda Bay
Senior Research Analyst Colin McDonald
SME on: Eurycea salamanders, freshwater mussels, black-spotted newt, Rio Grande cooter
Research Analyst Lauren Borland
SME on: alligator snapping turtle, plains spotted skunk, monarch butterfly, Texas kangaroo rat, western chicken turtle

For general species research questions, contact:

For general dunes sagebrush lizard questions, contact:

Chapter 313

View the 313 Value Limitation documents .

Questions? Find an analyst below to inquire about a specific project, or call us at 800-531-5441.

Chapter 313 Team
Name/Email Phone
Annette Holmes 512-475-3792
Deisy Perez 512-475-2410
Desiree Caufield 512-936-8597
Gary Price 512-463-3993
Ginger Flowers 512-474-0552
Jo Ann Reyes 512-475-0416
Michelle Luera 512-463-6053
Nicholas Valles 512-463-3017
Stephanie Jones 512-463-4594
Tabita Collazo 512-475-5626
John Villarreal (Manager) 512-463-5241
313 Team Mailbox 800-531-5441 ext. 3-4679

Transparency Team

Please visit Transparency to learn more about how the state and various local governments spend public tax dollars.

Have a question about a specific transparency program? Use the table below to contact a team member.

General questions? Call us at 844-519-5676 or email our team and we’ll be sure to assist you.

Transparency Team
Title Subject Name/Email Phone
Transparency Team Lead Debt at a Glance, State Revenues and Expenditures Dashboard, Utility Management Report, Eminent Domain Database, Public Pensions Search Tool, State Expenditures by County, County Indigent Care Report, Division legislative activities, Open Data Center requests 844-519-5676
Transparency Analyst Local Hotel Occupancy Tax reporting, Sheriffs’ and Constables’ Fees Report, Transparency Stars, Local Government Debt reporting, Special Purpose District Public Info Database 844-519-5676
General Inquiries 844-519-5676
Open Records Request