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PRESS RELEASE: Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Certification Revenue Estimate

PRESS RELEASE: Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Certification Revenue Estimate

Texas Comptroller Contact:Chris BryanKevin LyonsEmail Us 512-463-4070Comptroller.Texas.Gov 1-800-531-5441ext. 3-4070 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2019  Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Certification Revenue Estimate (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the release of the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) for the fiscal 2020-21 biennium.  Before each regular legislative session, the Comptroller’s office issues a Biennial […]
Texas on pace to collect more tax revenues than predicted, but state comptroller has a few words of caution

Texas on pace to collect more tax revenues than predicted, but state comptroller has a few words of caution

Texas Tribune News Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses the Biennial Revenue Estimate for the 2020-21 biennium at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Months after approving the state’s first quarter-trillion-dollar budget, lawmakers got word Thursday that the state’s income forecasts are even better than they expected. In his latest […]

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Optometry Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Communication Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Todd Cornett, O.D. and Meghan Schutte, O.D. and reappointed Judy Chambers to the Texas Optometry Board for terms set to expire on January 31, 2025. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed John Todd Cornett, O.D. and Meghan Schutte, O.D. and reappointed Judy Chambers to […]
Secret Dennis Bonnen recording of alleged quid pro quo coming out next week, activist says

Secret Dennis Bonnen recording of alleged quid pro quo coming out next week, activist says

Texas Tribune News From left: House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and state Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, at a bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 2, in Austin on June 12, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan said Thursday he will release a secret recording of his controversial meeting with […]

Corporate Cowards Kowtow to China

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Trump Wants a Fight. Pelosi Can Hit Back.

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Founders Would Agree, Trump Deserves Impeachment

Real Clear Politics The Founders created checks and balances to protect us. When we protect our nation from foreign influence, we abide by their wishes.
Texas ended temporary voting locations to curb abuse. Now rural and young voters are losing access.

Texas ended temporary voting locations to curb abuse. Now rural and young voters are losing access.

Texas Tribune News A voting sign in four languages at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center near downtown Houston on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune FLORENCE, Texas — The eyeglasses settled on Larry Quisenberry’s head slightly shifted as his eyes went wide and his back straightened from the lolled position he […]
Texas is spending millions to bring the "portfolio model" to its schools. The strategy has led to teacher strikes in other states.

Texas is spending millions to bring the "portfolio model" to its schools. The strategy has led to teacher strikes in other states.

Texas Tribune News Corina Pannabecker teaches first grade at Ogden Elementary in San Antonio ISD, which is part of the System of Great Schools. Laura Skelding Texas is encouraging its school districts to drastically change how they manage their campuses — an effort to quickly cut down the number that are low-performing. It is […]
Will America embrace national service?

Will America embrace national service?

The Brookings Institute By John Bridgeland, John J. DiIulio, Jr. executive summary This paper examines the case for national service, highlights the various ways in which that service could unfold, and concludes that large-scale national service is needed in America now. America’s civic health is in significant decline. The percentage of Americans who say […]