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May 10, 2019      5:54 PM

Greenfield: FY19 Revenue may include a nice surprise

Additional dollars on the table as the Legislature moves into the homestretch?

Four months ago, Comptroller Glen Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE), which predicts total revenue available for general-purpose Legislative spending for the 2020-21 biennium. Comptroller Hegar may now have a nice gift for the Legislature as it wraps up its spending plans.

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By Dr. Stuart Greenfield


April 29, 2019      4:56 PM

Moseley: Texas Wins with Chapter 312 and 313

TAB president argues "Many Texans have come to take our economic security and the 'Texas Miracle' for granted. However, we must not forget the steps that were made to get where we are today..."

In the 1990s, Texas was not the state of economic opportunity that it is today.

It was hard for Texas with such high property taxes to attract highly capitalized manufacturing companies and global corporations.

So, when a North Texas city was approached by a global technology company looking to bring over 6,000 jobs to Texas, local governments were elated. However, after two sessions and two failed attempts to get the Texas legislature to approve tax incentives for their relocation the technology company found another state that did offer incentives and moved their campus and jobs away from Texas after buying 500 acres and spending 60 million dollars on their site.

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By Jeff Moseley