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15 Document(s) [ Subject: Fiscal management ]

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - General Government
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Existing Debt Allotment | Fiscal management | Health care costs | Hospital districts | Hospitals | Instructional Facilities Allotment Program | Privatization | School buildings | School districts | School finance | State land | Texas Lottery |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49g
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 8,320 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effectiveness of cash management strategies of the state. Review the quarterly amount of cash on hand and its use and potential to generate excess returns. Include an assessment of cash flow problems that exist in school districts and request that the Comptroller of Public Accounts report on the additional short-term borrowing needed and the potential impact on bond ratings if legislation is not passed which allows for the "smoothing" of state payments to school districts.
2. Explore the policy implications of allowing school districts, or other public agencies, to participate in a permissive pooled collateral program which provides for the centralization of collateral in a pool which will be tracked and verified to meet state requirements.
3. Compile a list of significant state assets and infrastructure, including but not limited to the state lottery and state real property, and determine if each asset is being used to the highest and best use possible in the interest of taxpayers of Texas. Where appropriate, provide analysis of alternative uses of underperforming assets, potential cost savings or revenue gains and the legislative actions that would be needed to make the changes that are in the best interest of taxpayers.
4. Study the funding of county public hospitals and the role neighboring counties without a county hospital should play.
5. Review and evaluate appropriate state regulation of a private operator of the state lottery should the state receive bids for a lease of the lottery that merit strong consideration. Provide recommendations for ensuring the security and integrity of the lottery and for adequate consumer protections. (Joint charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
6. Review and make recommendations that address the state's facility infrastructure needs for public schools, ensuring that funding remains stable, reliable and equitable. Examine the need for funding adjustments for factors that affect the need for facilities, such as fast growth, age and condition of facilities, adequacy of space, construction and land costs, and concentration of students requiring smaller class sizes. Assess the impact on property taxpayers of “rolling forward” the Existing Debt Allotment (EDA) each session and the change in biennial appropriations for the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA). (Joint Charge with Senate Education Committee)
Committee: House Charges against Comptroller S.H. Terrell, Investigate
Title: Proceedings--pt. 1
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings in investigation of charges filed against S.H. Terrell, Comptroller.
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Fiscal management | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 5th C.S., 29 (1930)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 2,373 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigation of the charges of impeachment against the State Comptroller including not approving accounts before passing them to the State Treasurer for payment, and not keeping records of payments out of various local funds of the State departments and institutions. *
Committee: House Charges against Comptroller S.H. Terrell, Investigate
Title: Proceedings--pt. 2
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings in investigation of charges filed against S.H. Terrell, Comptroller.
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Fiscal management | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 5th C.S., 79 (1930)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 3,924 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigation of the charges of impeachment against the State Comptroller including not approving accounts before passing them to the State Treasurer for payment, and not keeping records of payments out of various local funds of the State departments and institutions. *
Committee: House Charges against Comptroller S.H. Terrell, Investigate
Title: Proceedings--pt. 3
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings in investigation of charges filed against S.H. Terrell, Comptroller.
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Fiscal management | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 5th C.S., 176 (1930)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 3,862 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigation of the charges of impeachment against the State Comptroller including not approving accounts before passing them to the State Treasurer for payment, and not keeping records of payments out of various local funds of the State departments and institutions. *
Committee: Joint Highway Department, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee to Investigate the Highway Department.
Subjects: Fiscal management | Highway Department, Texas State | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., R.S., 1401 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [10 pages  File size: 481 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct an investigation into the affairs of the Highway Department of this State... and the admistration thereof.
2. Investigate each and every act of the three Highway Commissioners of the Highway Department... for the past three years.
3. Investigate all matters pertaining to said offices as may in the judgment of said committee be necessary and proper for the promotion of public welfare.
Committee: House Impeachment of Land Commissioner J.T. Robison
Title: Proceedings--pt. 1
Library Catalog Title: [Reports].
Subjects: Bribery | Fiscal management | Government ethics | Impeachment | Land Commissioner |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 2nd C.S., App., 1 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [231 pages  File size: 13,672 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Impeachment proceedings for improper conduct of the affairs of the General Land Office including mishandling of the one-cent per acre fund accruing from the Reappraisement Act of 1925 and receiving certain gifts and gratuities.
Committee: House Impeachment of Land Commissioner J.T. Robison
Title: Proceedings--pt. 2
Library Catalog Title: [Reports].
Subjects: Bribery | Fiscal management | Government ethics | Impeachment | Land Commissioner |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 2nd C.S., App., 232 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 16,768 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Impeachment proceedings for improper conduct of the affairs of the General Land Office including mishandling of the one-cent per acre fund accruing from the Reappraisement Act of 1925 and receiving certain gifts and gratuities.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Impeachment of Land Commissioner J.T. Robison
Title: Report
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex. 41st Leg. 2nd C.S. 36 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [24 pages]
Committee: House Impeachment of Land Commissioner J.T. Robison
Title: Transcript, Testimony taken before the Committee of the Whole House in the matter of the investigation of the Hon. J.T. Robison, Commissioner of the General Land Office, June 10-27, 1929
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [506 pages  File size: 316,687 kb]
Committee: House Oil and Gas Leases, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee in regard to certain oil and gas leases.
Subjects: Fiscal management | Natural gas leases | Natural gas royalties | Oil fields | Oil leases | Oil production | Oil royalties | Permanent University Fund | State land | University of Texas at Austin |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., R.S., 2082 (1931)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 785 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the validity of certain oil and gas leases. *
2. Determine whether the University of Texas has and is now receiving their share of royalty due from oil and gas leases.
3. Determine whether the available fund is being expended in a lawful manner.
Committee:   Fiscal Survey Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Fiscal Survey Committee to the Governor and the Forty-first Legislature.
Subjects: Accounting | Audits | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | Fiscal management | State budgets | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: L1836.40 F52/S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S. 457 (1929)
Session: 40th R.S. (1927)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 2,119 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a survey of the systems of accounting and auditing used in all state departments and institutions and activities in connection therewith and all details necessary to make a complete and full report upon all matters and things needed to be done in order to establish a modern, uniform, and safe system of accounting, auditing, and financial accounting of all state departments and institutions.
Committee: Joint Graft Charges, Investigation of
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to investigate certain charges
Subjects: Fiscal management | Fraud | Government travel | Health, Texas Department of | State Fire Marshal's Office | Theft | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 409 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [4 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges that in various departments of state government there has been mismanagement, misspending, and misapplication of money, together with false and fraudulent returns on expense accounts by employees. *
Committee: House Charges Against James E. Ferguson, Governor, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest | Ethics | Ferguson, James E. | Fiscal management | Fraud | Government ethics | Governor's mansion | Impeachment | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 1338 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 1,197 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson misapplied and misappropriated state funds in violation of the state Constitution including repairs, improvements to the Governor's Mansion and Grounds and well as the labor to care for same. *
2. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson not only misapplied and misused a large part of appropriations by approving for payment by State accounts for merchandise and articles for which he owes and is personally liable, and approved on said accounts, deficiency certificates. *
3. Investigate the charge that in violation of the Constitution and laws of Texas that James E. Ferguson misapplied and misused a large portion of the appropriation described as "Payment of rewards and other expenses necessary for the enforcement of laws, lithography, telegraphing and other purposes, $7,500." *
4. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson has approved accounts for articles for the personal use of his family and household which have been paid out of appropriations and some of which have been made the basis for deficiency certificates issued by the Comptroller of the State. *
5. Investigate the charges that while an officer of a State bank, the Temple State Bank, that Governor Ferguson became indebted to said bank in excess of the amount by statutes violating both civil and criminal statutes. *
6. Investigate the charge that Cashier of the Temple State Bank knowing that Governor Ferguson was in debt to the bank in excess of statutes loaned him additional funds from the bank. *
7. Investigate the charge that James E. Ferguson executed certain mortgages to Temple State Bank to secure all or part of his indebted thereto and requested that the officers of the bank withhold same from record in order that he might be relieved of criticism of his political appointments, and said mortgages were withheld. That while said mortgages were withheld from record by the offices of said bank, that James E. Ferguson executed other mortgages to other parties on the same property, or a large part thereof, and said other mortgages were placed of record before mortgages from said bank were recorded, thereby making the mortgages and security of said bank subject to the liens of said other mortgages. *
8. Investigate the charge that Temple State Bank accepted the "bonding plan" to secure its depositors and did not become a beneficiary of the bank guaranty fund. And that officers of said bank have made application in the last ninety days under the law to the guaranty fund plan that the bondsmen may be relieved of liability by failure of said bank by reasons of the indebtedness of James E. Ferguson to it. *
9. Investigate the charge that the Commissioner of Insurance an Banking, Charles O. Austin, appointed by Governor Ferguson, has failed to investigate the indebtedness of Governor Ferguson to the Temple State Bank. *
10. Prepare a report that shall contain a full and accurate transcript of the proceedings. *
11. Prepare and submit with its report such specific charges as may the basis, or may be necessary in impeachment proceedings against James E. Ferguson, Governor of the State of Texas. *
Committee: House Huntsville Penitentiary, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Correctional officers | Fiscal management | Huntsville State Prison | Inmate rehabilitation | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 593 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To proceed at once to Huntsville and fully examine into the financial operations, and all other matters pertaining to said institution, ... and that said committee are instructed to report changes necessary to remedy existing evils.
Committee: House Visit Lunatic Asylum, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Austin State Hospital | Fiscal management | Fund management | Legislative intent |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 432 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [5 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To visit said asylum and examine into its sanitary and financial management, and if deemed necessary, report amendments to laws governing the same, and of the mode of obtaining increased facilities for the care of lunatics.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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