December 15, 2011|
State sales tax collections for November were the highest recorded in the past decade, surpassing $2.02 billion in August 2008.
September 09, 2011|
Sept. 1, 2011 began the fiscal year for the new 2012-13 state budget.
May 27, 2011|
At the conclusion of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, the issue of public school finance was still unresolved — leaving roughly a $4 billion gap in the state budget for the next biennium (2012-13).
On Thursday, May 26, the House and Senate budget conferees reached a compromise and agreed on HB 1, sending it to both chambers for weekend votes.
May 20, 2011|
With less than 10 days remaining in the legislative session, the conferees are close to finalizing the 2012-13 state budget.
May 13, 2011|
With two full weeks remaining in the legislative session, the state budget has reached the next stage — appointment of conference committee members from the House and Senate to iron out the differences between the two chambers’ versions of the budget.
April 21, 2011|
On Thursday, April 21, the Senate Finance Committee voted in favor of SB 1. Out of 15 committee members, only four voted against the bill.
April 08, 2011|
The Texas House voted out the proposed state budget of $164.5 billion by a mostly party-line vote of 98 to 49 on Sunday, April 3.
April 01, 2011|
Pursuant to the Texas Constitution, the Comptroller’s Office must certify that there are sufficient funds available in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) to cover approved spending by the Legislature before the bill is sent to the governor for approval.
March 25, 2011|
The House Appropriations Committee finalized its version of the General Appropriations Act (CSHB 1) this past week by allocating an additional $8.1 billion in all funds to the baseline House bill.
March 18, 2011|
The House Appropriations Committee will finalize its version of the General Appropriations Act (HB 1) during the next few days in order to meet various deadlines imposed by the House Rules.
January 21, 2011|
Based on the Legislative Budget Board’s (LBB) recommendations, the proposed state budget for the upcoming 2012-2013 biennium cuts spending by 16.6 percent and reduces the number of state employees by 9,610 — including vacancies and actual held positions.
January 14, 2011|
Comptroller Susan Combs released the state’s 2012-13 Biennial Revenue Estimate, which anticipates $72.2 billion will be available in General Revenue-Related funds for the upcoming biennium.
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