Collection of Consolidated Court Cost Fees

March 12, 2015| Legislative News

How much funding goes into the Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Account No. 116?

Overview of Major State Cost Drivers for the 84th Legislative Session

December 19, 2014| Legislative News

On Thursday, Dec. 4, the House Appropriations Committee heard testimony on four major cost drivers that will significantly affect the state budget during the 84th Legislative Session.

State's Spending Cap Adopted by the Legislative Budget Board

December 19, 2014| Legislative News

On Dec. 1, in a unanimous vote, the 10-member panel of the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) adopted an estimated growth rate for the next two years (fiscal years 2016-17).

Speaker Straus Calls for Budget Reforms

September 05, 2014| Legislative News

In an effort to push for greater budget transparency and maintain fiscal responsibility, Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) has instructed the House Appropriations Committee, Chairman Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie) and the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to hold interim hearings which will undertake a strategic analysis of selected state agencies and programs prior to the 84th legislative session.

Final Analysis of the State Budget 2014-15

March 28, 2014| Legislative News

In December 2013, the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) released its final compilation on SB 1, General Appropriations Act, which includes the Governor’s vetoes and other significant appropriation bills affecting the state budget over the next two years.

Another Record Month for the State Sales Tax

January 31, 2014| Legislative News

This past December was another successful month for state sales tax collections. In all, the state sales tax collections have increased now for 45 consecutive months (year-over-year).

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