Press Releases
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Outlook For 2020-21 State Budget: Healthier, But Still Tight
Dated: 07/24/2018 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: HoustonPublicMedia_OutlookforStateBudget_7_24_18.pdf (232 KB)  
It's March in an odd-numbered year, so Texas lawmakers must be arguing rainy-day dollars
Dated: 03/28/2017 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: DMN_TexasLegandtheRainyDayFund_3_28_17.pdf (2 MB)  
Lawmakers continue to debate if it is raining in Texas
Dated: 03/20/2017 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: SanAntonioExpressNewsLawmakersDebateUsingESF_3_20_17.pdf (1 MB)  
TTARA report explores: Why was the ‘Rainy Day Fund’ created?
Dated: 03/06/2017 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: PR_RainyDayFundReport_3_6_17.pdf (415 KB)  
How the hobbled oil industry is clouding the Texas budget forecast
Dated: 07/08/2016 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: StatesmanArticle_OilIndustryCloudingTxBudget_7_9_16.pdf (837 KB)  
Miles to go on budget deal before lawmakers can rest
Dated: 05/17/2015 Categories: Property Tax , Sales Tax , Franchise Tax , Fiscal Policy
Files: startelegram_milestogoonbudgetdeal_5_17_15.pdf (296 KB)  
Short on Votes to Tighten Spending Cap, Senate Built a New One
Dated: 04/14/2015 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: TxTribune_SenateVotestoTightenSpendingLimit_4_14_15.pdf (434 KB)  
Otto makes case for altering rainy day fund cap
Dated: 03/19/2015 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: StatesmanArticle_AlteringRainyDayFundCap_3_18_15.pdf (513 KB)  
For Immediate Release: A Tale of Two Tax Systems: The High (Business) Tax Cost of Texas
Dated: 01/23/2015 Categories: Property Tax , Sales Tax , Franchise Tax , Fiscal Policy
Files: TTARAReleasesReportonBusinessTaxes_1_23_15.pdf (207 KB)  
Press Release
Tighter Spending Cap May Keep Billions Out of Budget
Dated: 12/05/2014 Categories: Fiscal Policy
Files: txtribunearticleontighterspendinglimit_12_5_14.pdf (398 KB)