Here are our top 6 insights The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have each released their 2020-2021 draft budgets, SB 1 and HB 1 respectively. What are the potential impacts on health care, education and other essential programs and services?
On January 7 at 10 A.M., State Comptroller Glenn Hegar is scheduled to issue the state revenue estimate for 2020-2021. The Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) details how much money lawmakers can invest in state services as they convene and write
The Texas Public School Finance Commission adopted its final report on December 19, 2018. The commission met all year, with CPPP closely involved, to develop recommendations for the 2019 Legislature around supporting the needs of our state’s
Legislative Budget Board (LBB) officials meet TODAY to set the growth spending limit for the 2020-2021 state budget. Article VIII, Section 22, of the Texas Constitution limits spending of state tax revenue not dedicated by the Constitution to the estimated rate
We hear plenty from elected leaders about Texas being a “low-tax state,” but we are actually a high-tax state for many families. By setting up a tax system that puts financial strain on lower-income Texans, state leaders are in effect
This week Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the revenue side of the 2018-2019 state budget – how much money Texas could spend on things – is much stronger than he predicted back in October 2017. More revenue is definitely good
And they’re off! On June 22, the lengthy and critically important process for crafting the 2020-2021 state budget officially launched with the release of budget instructions to the leaders of Texas public agencies and higher education institutions. Those of us wondering
High-quality public education and college opportunities for our kids. Health care for our families. The highways we rely on to get from place to place. All of these critically important things and more rely on the Texas budget. Since our Legislature