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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

September

2017 Legislative Wrap-Up

The regular session of the Texas Legislature concluded on May 29, 2017. State policymakers filed and deliberated on thousands of bills. More than 1,200 of them became law, including Senate Bill (SB) 1, the General Appropriations Act, which will fund state government operations for the next two years.

state budget article

September

The Texas Bullion Depository

Recent changes in political climates and economies, both in the U.S. and abroad, have made many investors uneasy. Some are making investments in precious metals, in the hope that they may retain or increase their value during uncertain times. And Texans who do so are looking for a secure, nearby facility to store these assets.

Texas Bullion Depository article

August

“Local Funds” and State Finances

The Texas Comptroller’s office is responsible for tracking and reporting on every dollar flowing to and through state agencies. Yet some state funds lie largely beyond public scrutiny — those held by state agencies and public colleges and universities in accounts outside the state Treasury, called locally held or “local” funds.

State Treasury article

August

The Treasury Operations Division

Money comes in — from state agencies, taxpayers and the public — in the form of fees, services and taxes. And money goes out — for payroll, vendor payments, tax refunds and the state’s investments. Nearly all the state’s money flows through the Texas State Treasury.

State Treasury article

June/July

Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits

Imagine purchasing a life insurance policy to ease the financial burden on your family after your passing, and faithfully paying premiums for years or even decades. But following your death, your beneficiaries never see a dime because they don’t know your policy exists.

Go to the Unclaimed Property article

June/July

Economic Growth and Endangered Species Management

Lizards and mussels and butterflies … oh my! Texas has a variety of rare plant and animal species.

Go to the Endangered Species article

May

Women-Owned Businesses in Texas: Striving and Thriving in Today’s Economy

Texas appears at or near the top of most “best of” lists for its business friendliness. But it’s also a great location for an increasing number of women-owned enterprises.

Go to the Women-Owned Businesses article

May

The Comptroller’s Audit Division: Ensuring Fair Taxation in Texas

The Audit Division works to ensure Texas taxes are administered fairly through audits conducted as efficiently as possible and with the least inconvenience to taxpayers.

Go to the Audit Division article

April

Will an Expanded Panama Canal Increase Texas Trade? More Shipping May Favor Texas Ports

The completion of the $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion project in 2016 has increased the canal’s capabilities to handle larger ships — and could open new opportunities for Texas ports.

Go to the Panama Canal article

April

The Criminal Investigation Division: Comptroller Cops Go After Tax Fraud

Texans may hate paying taxes, but we hate it even more when others don’t pay their fair share. CID’s officers conduct sting operations, stakeouts, inspections and make arrests.

Go to the Criminal Investigation Division article

Special Edition

Texas State Government and Long-Term Obligations

As the 2017 legislative session crafts the next state budget under tight budgetary constraints, policymakers should remain aware of lingering long-term obligations that could damage the state’s credit rating and limit the amount of revenue available for general spending.

Go to Long-Term Obligations

March

Counting the Cost of Texas Health Care: Comptroller Report Examines Vital State Spending

Health care isn’t just a common human need, it’s one of the largest items in the Texas state budget. It presents a significant continuing challenge to lawmakers.

Go to the Health Care article

March

Will the U.S. Open Up Trade with Cuba? Warmer Relations Could Boost Texas Exports

The numbers are an exporter’s dream: 11 million consumers in a new, untapped market. So what’s the catch?

Go to Cuba article

Go to Fiscal Notes Archive

HB855 Browser Statement

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.

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