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Local Government Team

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

Local Governments, EDCs and Chambers of Commerce:

  • Learn about the Comptroller's Data Analysis and Transparency Division’s Local Government Assistance.
  • Find your subject matter expert below to talk to a contact focused on your topic. Or, call us toll-free at 800-531-5441, ext. 3-4679, or email us.
  • Visit Regional Economic Data page to run regional economic reports.

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

Section Contact Phone Number
Economic Development Russell Gallahan 512-463-6073
Frank Alvarez 512-936-9231
Ron Gipson 512-936-8530
Small Business Resources Ron Gipson 512-936-8530
Local Sales Tax Options Russell Gallahan 512-463-6073
Frank Alvarez 512-936-9231
Sheriff’s & Constable's Fee Report Ron Gipson 512-936-8530
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

See our work online: read issues of Fiscal Notes or our in-depth reports on the state economy. Questions? Find your subject matter expert below to talk to a contact focused on your topic or call us toll-free at 800-531-5441 .

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 Courtney King 512-475-0968
David Green 512-475-4657
Cross-Governmental Issues Information technology, state lands and facilities, state employees, Article IX, legislature, Sunset Commission Courtney King 512-475-0968
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
Courtney King (regional) 512-475-0968
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
Spencer Grubbs 512-305-9818
Higher Education All institutions of higher education, university systems, Coordinating Board, Hazlewood Act, Texas Tomorrow Fund, Higher Education Fund, research institutions Jessica Donald 512-475-0498
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
Natural Resources Agriculture, energy, water, environmental issues Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Courtney King 512-475-0968
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
Jessica Donald 512-475-0498
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 Spencer Grubbs 512-305-9818
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 Shannon Halbrook 512-305-9812
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
Shannon Halbrook 512-305-9812
Fiscal Note Coordinator Lisa Minton 512-463-9571
Data Analysis Manager Greg Conte 512-463-7611

Chapter 313

See all 313 Value Limitation documents here. Questions? Find an analyst below to inquire about a specific project. Or, call us toll-free at 800-531-5441.

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

Transparency Team

Please visit the Comptroller’s Transparency website 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 find your subject matter expert. General questions? Call us at 844-519-5676 or email our team.

Subject Contact Phone
Bond Election Round Up & Results Michael Gibson 512-936-0622
County Indigent Health Care Reporting Jodee Bruce 512-463-5286
Debt at a Glance Profiles Amanda McCarty 512-463-3844
Eminent Domain Reporting and Database Ty Myrick 512-463-4581
Local Government Debt Reporting Amanda McCarty 512-463-3844
Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Reporting Jodee Bruce 512-463-5286
Public Pension Search Tool Ty Myrick 512-463-4581
Special Purpose District Public Information Database and Reporting Michael Gibson 512-936-0622
State Expenditures by County Amanda McCarty 512-463-3844
Transparency Stars Jodee Bruce 512-463-5286
Transparency Manager Greg Conte 512-463-7611
Open Records Requests open.records@cpa.texas.gov N/A