School Finance: The Elephant in the Property Tax Equation


Surging property taxes are a direct result of the state’s school finance system, not cities and counties. Local property taxpayers are picking up billions more for public schools while the state spends billions less. And it’s by design.

In Memoriam


Remembering those we lost in 2018

Gene Terry Retires


Read his final Staff Report and fond farewell

TAC Events during the 86th Legislative Session: Get Engaged. Stay Involved.


A variety of events are scheduled for TAC members to get involved during the 86th Legislative Session

Creative Outreach


Officials offer insights on how to connect with the public

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Wilson County


Strategic Alliances Expand Library Services, Engage Community

A Look at Team TAC


The Legislative Services Division

Your Voices, Actions Can Lead the Way

Staff Report

Terry's final Staff Report and a fond farewell

Voices of County Government - Hon. Tammy Biggar

Voices of County Government

County government officials are as diverse as the Texans who elect them, coming from every background imaginable. In this issue we talk with Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne

A Shifting Labor Force Makes Texas Top State for Business

County Information Program

We’ve experienced an economic downturn, the start of the fracking boom and roller coaster oil prices. Yet, the state keeps growing.

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