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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

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

May

Emergency Management in TexasHow the State Prepares for the Worst

The Texas Division of Emergency Management, a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, coordinates state and local responses to natural disasters and other emergencies in Texas. It’s a complex but essential task.

Emergency Management

May

“Future-Proofing” Texas Against Natural DisasterThe State Plans for the Next Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott assembled the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas to recommend improvements in communication, coordination and infrastructure to lessen the impact of future disasters.

Future-Proofing Texas Against Natural Disaster

April

Texas Water: Planning for MoreAn Ever-Increasing Demand

One challenge springing from Texas’ rapid growth is the increasing pressure it puts on our natural resources — especially water. Texas has a huge number of municipal, agricultural and industrial users all relying on limited sources of surface and groundwater.

Funding Water


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