Texas Comptroller Raises Revenue Estimate by Nearly $14 Billion
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) upward, increasing his November estimate of General Revenue-related (GR-R) funds available for certification by $13.75 billion.
In a July 14 letter to state leadership, Hegar said the state will have $149.07 billion in GR-R funds available for general-purpose spending for the 2022-23 biennium, resulting in a projected fiscal 2023 ending balance...
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
AUSTIN (7/12/22, E1.036, 10:02 AM)
The Senate Finance Committee met today under the direction of Chair Joan Huffman.
Link to LBB’s Presentation: https://www.lbb.texas.gov/Documents/Publications/Presentation/7515_Border_Security.pdf
(10:02) Chair Huffman called the hearing to order. Roll called. Chair Huffman made opening comments, noting the state had the second longest international border and 28 ports of entry, but, despite the cultural and economic b...
In Training Week 22
46 Trainees assigned
Trainees at Tactical Training Center next 5 weeks
Graduation Venue Set for Great Hills Baptist Church on August 26, 2022
In Training Week 10
89 Trainees assigned
1 Trainee resigned “off duty accident preventing continuation”
Studying Transportation Code
Sergeant Dexter Freeman- Lead Training Instructor
Receiving week begins Monday October 17, 2022 (administrative)
In Training Week 21
46 Trainees assigned
TCOLE BPOC results
39 Tested (32 passed on first attempt)
5 passed on second attempt
2 will test third attempt in 2-3 weeks
In Training Week 9
90 Trainees assigned
1 Trainee discharged for integrity violation
1 Trainee resigned “family decision”
The first Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) will debut the week of August 15, 2022. Trooper Trainees will be challenged wholistically to...
The Republican Party of Texas Releases their Legislative Priorities for the 88th Session (2023) of the Texas Legislature
Following the conclusion of the Texas GOP convention, Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi released the following list of the group’s “Legislative Priorities” for the 88th Session (2023) of the Texas Legislature:
Protect our Elections: Restore felony penalties and enact civil penalties for Election Code violations, which shall be enforceable by any Texas ju...
DPS Increases Enforcement to Keep Roads Safe on July Fourth
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Highway Patrol (THP) will be initiating two traffic safety campaigns during the holiday weekend looking for people violating traffic laws from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4.
“Our nation’s freedom is something worth celebrating, and I encourage everyone to do it in a responsible way,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “This includes being mindful of our state’s traffic laws and being courteous of other drivers on...