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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Austin sues Texas over ‘imbalance’ in property appraisal system

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging that the current property appraisal system is unconstitutional and creates “an imbalance in the tax burdens between residential and commercial property owners.”

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Poverty rate declines for first time since recession

Texas is one of two states in which the poverty rate declined between 2011 and 2012, according to data released late Wednesday from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Texas again has highest uninsured rate in nation

In addition to having the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation, Texas also has the largest number of children without health insurance and the highest rate of poor adults without health insurance, according...

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

House votes to keep tax incentives in play for school districts

Despite opposition by high-profile conservative and liberal groups, the Texas House was nearly unanimous Friday in its support for continuing a program that allows school districts to use tax incentives to lure businesses.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Comptrollers estimates available revenue

The state will collect $77.3 billion in general revenue during the next two-year budget cycle, Comptroller Susan Combs said this morning. The comptroller estimated the Rainy Day Fund will have $9.4 billion in it at the end...

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

In the Texas State channel: Social workers from five states expected for Child Welfare Roundtable

The 12th annual Title IV-E Child Welfare Roundtable will be held May 29-30 at the T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels to foster Title IV-E funded Agency/Texas State University collaborations.

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