2015

Texas Lawmakers Approve $209 Billion State Budget for the 2016-17 Biennium

June 02, 2015| Legislative News

The fiscal year 2016-17 state budget of $209 billion, which is an increase of 3.6 percent from the current budget for 2015-16, is off to the governor for his approval.

House and Senate Send Budgets to Conference Committee

April 23, 2015| Legislative News

Both state budget plans from the House and Senate are now heading into conference committee, with five weeks remaining in the legislative session.

Impact of a 4 Percent Rollback Rate

April 07, 2015| Legislative News

Senate Bill 182 by Sen. Bettencourt (R-Houston) and House Bill 365 by Rep. Elkins (R-Houston) would lower the county rollback rate from 8 percent to 4 percent and require an automatic election if the adopted property tax rate exceeded the rollback tax rate.

House Proposed State Budget Impact on Counties

March 31, 2015| Legislative News

On Thursday, March 26, the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) voted out its version of the state budget — Committee Substitute for House Bill 1 (CSHB 1).

Mark-up Continues on the State Budget

March 12, 2015| Legislative News

The Senate Finance Committee (SFC) has concluded its public hearings on SB 2 – its version of the state budget. All last month, the committee heard testimonies from 171 state agencies.

TAC Analyzes State Budget Impact on Counties

February 13, 2015| Legislative News

To understand the fiscal impact of the proposed state budgets (House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2) filed last week, the TAC County Information Program (CIP) has prepared a 30 page report that compares HB 1 and SB 2 with the current state budget for fiscal years 2014-15.

Summary of Selected General Revenue-Dedicated Accounts Affecting County Government

February 06, 2015| Legislative News

TAC State Financial Analyst Paul Emerson has compiled a report of General Revenue-Dedicated accounts important to county government.

Senate Releases its Proposed Budget for 2016-2017

January 30, 2015| Legislative News

Earlier this week, the Senate released its initial proposed budget of $205.1 billion for the upcoming biennium, which covers fiscal years 2016-17.

House Releases its Proposed Budget for 2016-2017

January 23, 2015| Legislative News

Last Thursday, the House released its initial proposed budget of $202.4 billion for the upcoming biennium (2016-17).


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