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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

May

Pandemic Drives Record Unemployment Texas Workforce Commission Flooded With Claims

Businesses across Texas and the nation have been forced to curtail or cease operations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, throwing millions out of work and prompting a record increase in unemployment claims that is straining the safety net for workers.


May

Recessions and Revenues Perspective on the Downturn

Public health measures implemented to contain the spread of COVID-19 have caused a sharp contraction in economic activity. Today, we’re in the initial stages of a recession.


April

Helping Foster Youths in Higher Education Texas Programs Assist Vulnerable Kids

Foster-care children entering adulthood face significant challenges when pursuing higher education. Texas has a series of programs intended to ease this transition.


April

Bringing Space Down to Earth NASA, Private Business Collaborate on New Products

Since its founding, NASA has been transferring space-related technologies to the private sector. Meet some Texas companies and entrepreneurs who are using NASA’s patents and support to bring innovative products to market.


March

Student Loan Debt in Texas Financial Education, Manageable Debt Keys to Future Economy

Recognizing the impact of the student loan debt crisis, many higher education experts are seeking to develop solutions to ensure Texans get the training they need to succeed.


March

Young Texans: Part 2 Education, Training Essential in the Knowledge Economy

Education increases wages while reducing unemployment. Let's explore the economic trends and educational resources that will determine how well young Texans fare in the job market.


February

New Funding for Early Education New Law Increases Funding for Texas' Youngest Students

A new legislative commitment to early education is funneling hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to Texas school districts.


February

Young Texans Demographic Overview

Texas' under-18 population is growing rapidly and will provide our state with a substantial economic advantage — if they have the education and skills they need.


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.


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