Tag Archive: Susan Combs

Jul 13 2011

Combs distributes revenue

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in June was $1.72 billion, up 7.2 percent compared to June 2010. “The state’s sales tax revenue has now increased for 15 months in a row,” said Combs.  “Strong business spending boosted sales tax revenue in sectors such as the oil and gas industry and …

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Jul 13 2011

Comptroller announces new hires

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced she has hired Elizabeth Rogers to be the agency’s first Chief Privacy Officer, a position that will help the agency be proactive in information privacy. “Elizabeth has the experience, know-how and commitment to help ensure that a major data issue does not happen again here.  She is one of a …

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Jul 07 2011

Combs’ role expands

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is taking a leadership role in ensuring that the federal environmental conservation efforts do not jeopardize the Texas economy. The 82nd session of the Texas Legislature increased the Comptroller’s authority to monitor endangered species in the state and provide the federal government with accurate data that, hopefully, will temper the policies …

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May 18 2011

Comptroller raises revenue estimate

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs increased her state revenue estimate today based on a strengthening economy. “I am raising the general revenue estimate for the next biennium by $1.2 billion,” Combs said. “Maintaining a cautious outlook for the next biennium, my office estimates sales tax, oil production tax and motor vehicle sales tax will bring in …

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Apr 14 2011

Personal information exposed

The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending letters beginning Wednesday, April 13, to notify a large number of Texans whose personal information was inadvertently disclosed on an agency server that was accessible to the public. The records of about three and a half million people were erroneously placed on the server with personally identifying information. There …

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Feb 17 2011

Deadline looms

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding families in Texas of a last chance to enroll their potential college students in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund before tuition hikes and various fees charged by public colleges and universities go into effect.  The current program will end February 28. The Fund enables participants to lock in undergraduate …

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Feb 17 2011

Combs to distribute $654M

Comptroller Susan Combs announced today the state’s sales tax revenue in January was $1.83 billion, an increase of 10.4 percent compared to January 2010. “Sales tax revenues have now improved for the last ten months, reflecting increased activity in almost all major economic sectors,” Combs said.  “The strongest growth was from sectors fueled by business …

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Feb 09 2011

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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