Preview of Next Year’s Baseline State Budget Document

December 20, 2012| Legislative News

The Texas Association of Counties County Information Program (CIP) is once again creating a baseline budget document, similar to the one used last session that identified state-funded county programs and how they were affected by the state budget shortfall.

Straus Selects New Interim Committee on General Revenue Dedicated Accounts

October 19, 2012| Legislative News

House Speaker Joe Straus recently created a new interim committee to address the long-standing practice of dedicated funds being used to certify the state budget.

State Sales Tax Collections Continue to Exceed Expectations

September 20, 2012| Legislative News

This month, Gov. Rick Perry signed SB 1, which is the General Appropriations Act for the upcoming biennium beginning September 1, 2013.

Speaker Straus Wants to End the Practice of Fund Consolidation

July 19, 2012| Legislative News

After intense negotiations in the last hours of the session, both the House and Senate adopted the recommendations of the budget conferees for SB 1, which appropriates $197 billion for the 2014-15 biennium (beginning Sept. 1, 2013).

State Sales Tax Continues to Improve

February 19, 2012| Legislative News

Leading into the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, the state sales tax continues to show significant improvement, which may signify the Texas economy is recovering.

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