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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

December-January

The 2020 Census: Why It’s Important 10-Year Count Channels Federal Spending

This decennial census is vitally important to governments throughout the nation: Its data determine how more than a trillion dollars in federal funds will be allocated each year.


December-January

Redistricting 101 How Census Data Affect Elections

The decennial census serves many purposes, but perhaps none is more significant or far-reaching than the basis it provides for redistricting.


November

Occupational Licensing in Texas How Much is Too Much?

Licensing is the most restrictive form of government occupational regulation — and an increasingly controversial type.


November

Open Government Data The Economic Benefits of Transparency

Government represents a near-inexhaustible source of useful and important data on virtually every aspect of our lives and the economy — and these data are being used by businesses and organizations across the nation.


October

Texas’ Digital Divide The State of Broadband in Texas' Rural Communities

More than 2 million Texas households don’t have high-speed internet — and our state’s vast rural areas are especially underserved. This “digital divide” has serious implications for education, telemedicine, agriculture and small business.


October

Texas Driver’s Licenses A Customer Service Challenge

For years now, the Texas Legislature has worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety, which administers the state’s driver’s license program, to address waiting times and other issues that continue to frustrate Texas residents.


October

Cedar Park Company Aims High with NASA Contract Q&A with Tom Markusic, CEO Firefly Aerospace

“Aerospace in Texas.” That phrase might immediately make you think of NASA and Houston, but don’t overlook Firefly Aerospace in Cedar Park.


September

Fiscal Highlights from the 86th LegislatureLegislative Session Tackled Public Education, Property Taxes

The 86th Texas Legislature met in 2019 to write the state’s next budget and tackle a perennial challenge for Texas lawmakers — meaningful reforms to public education and the state’s local property tax system.


September

Taxing Out-of-State SellersNew State Tax Laws May Bring in $500 Million Annually

In the last two decades, the rapid rise of online sales has upended the retail industry, providing shoppers with an unprecedented variety of options — and posing problems both for brick-and-mortar retailers and the governments that depend on them for sales tax revenue.


August

Texas and the 1115 Medicaid WaiverAction Needed to Ensure Federal Aid

The 1115 Medicaid waiver is a federal provision that has channeled billions of dollars to innovative health and human services projects in our state. One part of the waiver is coming to an end; the state is seeking to renew the other part, to ensure that federal aid continues flowing to programs serving the most vulnerable Texans.


August

Texas State JailsTime for a Reboot?

Texas’ state jails program was created in 1993 to provide a less-restrictive institutional setting for nonviolent felons. Today, state jails are more commonly used to temporarily hold felons on their way to conventional prison units, leading to calls for a reset of the program.



June/July

Equity Crowdfunding in TexasA Funding Tool for Small Business

Recent changes in state and federal securities regulations allow businesses to access funding from small investors without many of the hurdles of traditional business investment.

Future-Proofing Texas Against Natural Disaster

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