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:
|Economic Development||Russell Gallahan||512-463-6073|
|Local Sales Tax Options||Russell Gallahan||512-463-6073|
|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|
See our work:
Questions? Find your subject matter expert below or call us at 800-531-5441.
|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||Spencer Grubbs||512-305-9818|
|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|
|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|
|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||Spencer Grubbs||512-305-9818|
|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||Spencer Grubbs||512-305-9818|
|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|
|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||Greg Conte||512-463-7611|
The Natural Resources program funds research at state universities to inform Endangered Species Act decisions and help communities and stakeholders develop voluntary conservation programs.
|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: email@example.com
For general dunes sagebrush lizard questions, contact: DSL.CCAA@cpa.texas.gov
View the 313 Value Limitation documents .
Questions? Find an analyst below to inquire about a specific project, or call us at 800-531-5441.
|Jo Ann Reyes||512-475-0416|
|John Villarreal (Manager)||512-463-5241|
|313 Team Mailbox||800-531-5441 ext. 3-4679|
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.
|Transparency Team Lead||Debt at a Glance, State Revenues and Expenditures Dashboard, Utility Management Report, Division legislative activities, Open Data Center requests||Leslie Lawson||512-463-3742|
|Transparency Analyst||Local government debt reporting, Special Purpose District Public Info Database||Michael Gibson||512-936-0622|
|Transparency Analyst||Local Hotel Occupancy Tax reporting, Sheriffs’ and Constables’ Fees Report, Transparency Stars||Mackenzie Sanderson||512-936-8486|
|Transparency Analyst||Eminent Domain Database, Public Pensions Search Tool, State Expenditures by County, County Indigent Care Report||Evan Williams||512-305-9905|
|Transparency Manager||Greg Conte||512-463-7611|
|Open Records Requestfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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