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Services for former Texas A&M University System official, Texas lawmaker John Otto set for Thursday Bryan Eagle  Fiedler, R. 08/06/20
Otto, John Clifford, '70 Bryan Eagle  Staff 08/06/20
Funeral arrangements set for former State Rep. John Otto KAGS  Wencl, E. 08/05/20
Otto, John Bryan Eagle  Staff 08/04/20
Former State Rep. John Otto dies KBTX-TV  Oder, M. 08/04/20
Dallas megadonor leads secret team charged with carrying out Dan Patrick’s plan to restart economy Houston Chronicle  Root, J. 04/16/20
Sam Houston Regional Library reopens with new exhibits Houston Chronicle  Brashier, V. 06/20/18
Sam Houston Regional Library reopens with new exhibits Houston Chronicle  Brashier, V. 06/13/18
Effort to shut lawmaker-to-lobbyist revolving door may fail once again Austin American Statesman  Walsh, S. 05/06/17
The reason for rising property taxes may not be what you think McAllen Monitor  Fullerton, V. 03/01/17
Rep-elect Bailes speaks at DETCOG Christmas luncheon Houston Chronicle  Staff 12/21/16
Plan for new CPS hires, raises hits launch day — and finally wins Texas leaders’ OK Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/02/16
Lawmakers, school districts call for boost in state funding Austin American Statesman  Chang, J. 09/30/16
Texas takes earthquakes seriously Dallas Morning News  Keffer, J. 05/31/16
Lawmaker still spending on his way out of office Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Malewitz, J. 04/25/16
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus: Next budget a ‘significant challenge’ Austin American Statesman  Walsh, S. 04/20/16
High court rules cigarette tax OK Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 04/02/16
Texas House budget chief to step down Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 12/26/15
Flawed ‘blueprint’ that cost Texas $46 million is blamed for T2 debacle Austin American Statesman  Ball, A. 12/11/15
Paxton wants to stick with Accenture and finish Texas child-support technology work Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/11/15
U.S. freezes funds for troubled data upgrade Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/05/15
Paxton drops contractors on tech project that’s $107M over estimated cost Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/04/15
Sid Miller strikes again; this time it’s fee hikes San Antonio Express News  Editorial 11/14/15
Sid Miller proposing agriculture fee increases amid legislative outcry Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 11/12/15
Fight grows over multimillion-dollar increase in agriculture fees San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 11/12/15
Could wagering on Texas horses soon be off the table again? Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 11/01/15
Paxton flags cost overruns on Texas child-support computer contract with Accenture Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 10/30/15
Paving the way for sustainable, long-term highway funding in Texas: Q&A with House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Pickett on Proposition 7 Waco Tribune Herald  Editorial 10/25/15
State Supreme Court Will Review Tax on "Small Tobacco" Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Rudner, J. 10/10/15
$350M in Medicaid rate cuts delayed again Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 10/05/15
A&M honors legislators, regents for their help Texarkana Gazette  Middleton, J. 09/25/15
Medicaid cuts on hold again Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 09/24/15
UT regent “fracking” for natural gas in wetlands area San Antonio Express News  Carroll, S. 09/20/15
Lawmakers to discuss alternatives to CHIP cuts Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 09/14/15
3 Republican lawmakers express concerns about Medicaid cuts Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 09/11/15
Abbott's proposal to tighten spending cap in constitution ran out of gas Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 09/07/15
Senators, commission fight over Texas gaming Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 09/06/15
Gov. Greg Abbott approves 90-day funding of Texas Racing Commission Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 09/04/15
Deal allows Texas racetracks to reopen Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 09/03/15
Lone Star Park, other horse and dog tracks back in business Dallas Morning News  Mosier, J. 09/03/15
Deal struck to fund state’s horse and greyhound racing regulator Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 09/02/15
Texas horse, dog racing resumes after funding standoff resolved Dallas Morning News  Mosier, J. 09/02/15
Texas horse tracks are back in business Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 09/02/15
Horse racing to resume, for now Houston Chronicle  Rosenthal, B. 09/02/15
Legislative leaders want to keep racing commission open — for now Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 09/01/15
Fate of Texas’ horse and dog tracks comes down to the wire Dallas Morning News  Mosier, J. 09/01/15
Texas racetracks headed toward shutdown at midnight Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 09/01/15
Departing Texas House leaders leave void, opportunity Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 08/17/15
Unrequested allocations found in state budget Houston Chronicle  Mekelburg, M. 08/05/15
Legislature losing key players Corpus Christi Caller Times  Ramsey, R. 07/10/15
Rep. Otto won’t seek re-election Austin American Statesman  Staff 07/09/15
Improvements expected with contracting reforms San Antonio Express News  Rosenthal, B. 06/22/15
Rep. César Blanco makes best list of legislators, Rep. Joe Pickett makes worst El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 06/18/15
Tarrant lawmakers among magazine’s best, worst of 2015 Legislature Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tinsley, A. 06/18/15
Analysis: Expect property tax bills to still rise, despite legislative relief Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 06/08/15
State legislators advance goal to not stockpile money Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 05/30/15
Texas Legislature sends $209 billion budget to Abbott Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 05/30/15
Best Texas budget ever, Dan Patrick says, but others disagree Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/30/15
The burden of living in Austin Austin American Statesman  Herman, K. 05/29/15
Texas House, Senate set to negotiate new spending cap Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 05/28/15
Allowing state leaders to live away from Austin faces hurdle Dallas Morning News  Hoppe, C. 05/26/15
Disability advocates ask Abbott to bump attendants' wages Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 05/25/15
As end of session nears, deals struck on tax cuts and budget Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 05/23/15
Collin County loses driver’s license center to Denton County in budget talks Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/23/15
Anti-high-speed rail provision stripped from final budget deal Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Batheja, A. 05/23/15
Celebration, flak on budget, tax relief San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 05/23/15
At Capitol, negotiators strike deals on budget, tax cut Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 05/22/15
Texas House, Senate agree to $3.8B cut in property, business taxes Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/22/15
Funds to protect military bases included in state budget Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Montgomery, D. 05/22/15
State budget negotiators could finish work Thursday Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 05/21/15
Miles to go on budget deal before lawmakers can rest Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Montgomery, D. 05/17/15
District officials share concerns with legislators Dallas Morning News  Rogers, K. 05/15/15
Hegar rides to tax-cutters' rescue Longview News-Journal  McNeely, D. 05/14/15
Texas Lawmakers call for border oversight, goals and outcomes reporting El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 05/08/15
Perry's legacy is being trimmed Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 05/07/15
Texas House OK’s $4.9 billion in tax cuts Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/29/15
House OKs sales tax cut, sets up fight with Senate Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 04/29/15
Lawmakers aim to stop stockpiling money Corpus Christi Caller Times  Waller, M. 04/28/15
Texas House moves to curb hoarding of dedicated revenue Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/28/15
Joe Straus names budget negotiators Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/23/15
Tensions rising between Texas House, Senate over state budget Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/23/15
Bid to boost Texas transportation funding gains momentum in House Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 04/23/15
TxDOT funding bill gets new life, passing House committee Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 04/22/15
Tax fight will determine consumer savings, leaders’ future San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/20/15
House panel endorses cuts to sales, business taxes Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/17/15
Educators ask lawmakers to help pay for veteran tuition waivers Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/16/15
Pre-K too important not to do right, and now! Abilene Reporter-News  McNeely, D. 04/09/15
House OKs budget, now it’s the Senate’s turn Austin American Statesman  Sterling, E. 04/09/15
Lawmakers pass debt reduction legislation Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 04/08/15
House approves constitutional amendment to tap rainy day fund Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/08/15
House votes to lower cap on state savings, paying down debt Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/08/15
Rep. Otto like a 'pig in a mud puddle' in finance post Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 04/06/15
In the Texas Legislature, a budget brawl looming Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/04/15
Lawmakers say state will help schools with growing costs of vet tuition program Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 04/03/15
Texas House kicks $210 billion budget to Senate Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/02/15
Primary task: House, Senate must adopt budget Austin American Statesman  Sterling, E. 04/02/15
House wraps up work on budget package Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/02/15
Following 18-hour debate, Texas budget battle has only begun Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weber, P. 04/02/15
House budget plan exposes differences with Senate Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 04/02/15
Texas House OKs $210B budget after 17-hour floor debate Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 04/02/15
Texas House targets sex ed in hours-long budget debate Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 04/01/15
Pre-K funding debated as Texas House works to finalize $210B budget Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 04/01/15
Texas House near vote on $210 billion state budget Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Wire Reports 04/01/15
Battle lines drawn on the state’s budget San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/01/15
Texas House to debate hundreds of budget amendments Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/31/15
‘It’ll be a bloody day on the House floor’ in Texas budget debate Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/31/15
$44 billion debt is now getting the Legislature's attention Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 03/30/15
Some legislators want to solve school funding now Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 03/28/15
Somebody needs to fix school funding, so meet Jimmie Don Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Norman, M. 03/27/15
House leaders say fix troubled school finance system now, not later Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 03/26/15
House to try sweeping school finance fix amid court fight Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Weissert, W. 03/26/15
Obamacare Cash Helps Pay State's Medicaid Bill Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Walters, E. 03/26/15
Not waiting for courts, Texas lawmakers aim to fix 'pretty badly flawed' school funding Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 03/26/15
Texas House committee moves forward on $210 billion budget bill Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 03/25/15
Texas House panel OKs nearly $210 billion budget Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/25/15
$210B Texas budget, including Collin license mega-center, goes to full House Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/25/15
House Appropriations Committee passes budget that has items for El Paso El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 03/25/15
$210 billion budget plan sent to House for vote Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Batheja, A. 03/25/15
Billions unspent in budget plan San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 03/25/15
Texas’ rainy day fund overflows — and divides legislators Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/21/15
Texas Democrats criticize plan to transfer health care funds Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/20/15
Drawing from flush ‘Rainy Day Fund’ could reduce state’s debt Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Norman, M. 03/20/15
Supplemental budget would cost $433 million, House members learn Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Batheja, A. 03/20/15
John Otto makes case for altering rainy day fund cap Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/19/15
Saving tomorrow Houston Chronicle  Editorial 03/19/15
Republicans find religion on spending San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 03/15/15
Texas agency repair needs total billions of dollars Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/13/15
CASA speaks for kids at Capitol in Austin Dallas Morning News  Rubel, R. 03/13/15
Analysis: House budget stresses schools Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/13/15
House budget writers boost transportation funding Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 03/13/15
Fixing a Texas-sized pension problem Austin American Statesman  McCown, F. 03/12/15
Texas House pitches fix for state employee pensions Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/11/15
House budget writers propose to fix state pensions El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 03/11/15
House Plan Would Plug Hole in Pension Fund Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Malewitz, J. 03/11/15
House lawmakers move to shore up state retirement fund Houston Chronicle  McGaughy, L. 03/11/15
Lawmakers propose spending down certain funds Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 03/10/15
Texas House lawmakers file ‘budget transparency’ bills Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/10/15
Retired teacher health care plan would be funded Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/10/15
House leaders would reduce some fines on Texas drivers, halt other fees Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 03/10/15
Texas comptroller urges lawmakers to shore up depleted college fund Houston Chronicle  McGaughy, L. 03/10/15
Texas House moves closer to approving 300 more troopers for the border Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/06/15
Texas Senate plan to free funds from spending cap met with skepticism Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/05/15
Senate panel passes bills to fund roads Austin American Statesman  Sterling, E. 03/05/15
DPS retirement wave could complicate border recruitment effort Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/04/15
Beefed-up House border security plan would cost $500 million over next two years Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 03/04/15
House leaders want to add 250 troopers to border Houston Chronicle  Rosenthal, B. 03/04/15
Bonnen praised for including southbound checkpoints in border security bill Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 03/04/15
Border security spending may grow in Texas House Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 03/03/15
Top House lawmakers unveil three bills to strengthen border security Dallas Morning News  Benning, T. 03/03/15
Bill would beef up border security Houston Chronicle  Rauf, D. 03/03/15
From powerful subcommittee, El Paso state Rep. Marisa Marquez will shape funding El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 03/02/15
Texas House, Senate leaders vow to address retired teacher health care Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/26/15
Lawmakers pledge to help with retired teachers' health care Houston Chronicle  McGaughy, L. 02/26/15
In State of the State, Abbott Proposes Sweeping Agenda Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Root, J. 02/18/15
Legislators busy tallying cost of tax cuts San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/15/15
CORRECTION Austin American Statesman  Staff 02/14/15
John Otto lauds proposal to overhaul school finance system Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/13/15
Key Texas senator asks attorney general for opinion on Hazlewood Act Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/13/15
Border security, yes, but without the National Guard Dallas Morning News  Editorial 02/13/15
National Guard presence on border inefficient, costly, officials say Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/12/15
Legislators skeptical of longer Guard duty El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 02/12/15
State should cover Hazlewood costs, lawmakers say Houston Chronicle  Wermund, B. 02/12/15
Guardsmen seek predictability with border duty extensions San Antonio Express News  Rosenthal, B. 02/12/15
Need for college bonds clear, but many details must be resolved Austin American Statesman  Haurwitz, R. 02/11/15
Education lobbies want $200 million boost for schools Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/10/15
Texas lawmakers appalled at rising cost of free tuition for vets Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 02/07/15
State House members get committees Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 02/05/15
Will Texas roads get a $25 billion boost? Austin American Statesman  Wear, B. 02/05/15
Speaker Joe Straus names House committee chiefs, keeps allies close Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 02/05/15
Straus Names Otto as House's Chief Budget Writer Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Batheja, A. 02/05/15
Put contract reform on the state agenda San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/04/15
Texas Senate budget focuses on tax cuts, border se-curity spending Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 01/28/15
Contracting reform a major issue for legislators San Antonio Express News  Rosenthal, B. 01/28/15
Moody’s warns Texas to take care of pension funds San Antonio Express News  McGaughy, L. 01/23/15
Central Texas legislators aim to force school finance discussion Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 01/19/15
Comptroller projects moderate expansion in state economy San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 01/13/15
Following a campaign of promises, lawmakers must now deliver San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 01/12/15
Tax relief figures high on legislative budget priorities San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 12/07/14
Texas GOP lawmakers sending immigration 'invoice’ to Washington Austin American Statesman  Tilove, J. 12/06/14
Legislators seeking $559,196,063 Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Blanchard, B. 12/06/14
Texas lawmakers ask: How to measure success in border ‘surge?’ Austin American Statesman  Collier, K. 12/05/14
DPS to add 4,000 cameras along border with surge money San Antonio Express News  Rauf, D. 12/05/14
Legislative leaders respond to far-right critics with tight state spending limit Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/02/14
Texas, 6 other states may lose ability to tax Internet access Dallas Morning News  Railey, K. 08/25/14
Board picks new chief for sex offender agency, ends contract with Houston firm Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 05/04/14
State may fire embattled sex offender agency director Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 04/30/14
Who is running embattled sex offender agency? Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 04/25/14
Lawmakers urge investigations into sex-offender deal, agency Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 04/18/14
State had secret plan to move sex offenders to Liberty County Houston Chronicle  Ward, M. 04/17/14
Record Texas sales tax month excites some, but Combs is cautious Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 12/12/13
State comptroller candidates lay out plans at taxpayer gathering Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 11/15/13
Does Texas hamstring appraisers? San Antonio Express News  Editorial 10/12/13
Property tax loophole could drive down values, appraiser says San Antonio Express News  Moravec, E. 10/07/13
Texas House, Senate divided on highway funding legislation Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Batheja, A. 07/26/13
State budget relies less on accounting chicanery Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 05/28/13
Overcoming objections from the right, House finishes work on Texas budget Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/27/13
Water works count on bill San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 05/27/13
Bill going to governor has local tax appraiser upset San Antonio Express News  Garcia, G. 05/26/13
Budget stalls; tax ‘relief’ mired in legislative confusion Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 05/21/13
Legislature shows cutting taxes easier than reforming them Houston Chronicle  Hart, P. 05/12/13
Deadline spells death of dozens of bills in Texas House Dallas Morning News  Harper, K. 05/10/13
Legislature must end misuse of specialized funds Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 05/07/13
House OKs breaks for telecom, cable firms Dallas Morning News  Harper, K. 05/07/13
House OKs billing cigarette producers Dallas Morning News  Harper, K. 05/07/13
Some cigarette prices would climb under House bill San Antonio Express News  A.P. Wire 05/07/13
TEXAS LEGISLATURE: Week in review San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 05/05/13
Texas House aims to end state reliance on dedicated funds to balance budget Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/02/13
Texas House OKs reduction of diverted funds San Antonio Express News  A.P. Wire 05/02/13
House gives preliminary OK to budget, tax-break bill San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 05/02/13
House Bill 7 offers 'truth in budgeting' San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 05/01/13
Tax rebates for technology investment good business Austin American Statesman  Estes, C. 04/24/13
House picks budget writers San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 04/23/13
Texas House OKs $193B budget; could help El Paso-area public, higher education El Paso Times  Schladen, M. 04/08/13
Voucher fight politically significant San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/08/13
Texas House approves $193.8 billion budget Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Montgomery, D. 04/05/13
House OKs budget; vouchers not funded San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/05/13
House budget aims new funds at property-poor districts Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 04/04/13
Budget's extra billions targeted Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 03/26/13
Rededicating intent to funds Houston Chronicle  Staff 03/26/13
A delay on naming things after officials San Antonio Express News  Staff 03/26/13
Texas House OKs budget with $2.5B in additional school funding El Paso Times  Batheja, A. 03/25/13
House panel approves $1.5 billion more for schools Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 03/15/13
Legislature at halfway point: Ready for the long haul Abilene Reporter-News  Waller, M. 03/10/13
Legislature's 'budget tricks' targeted under bills San Antonio Express News  A.P. Wire 03/05/13
State money can lift UTEP: Texas lawmakers work to correct 2011 snub El Paso Times  Torres, Z. 03/04/13
Churlishness as public policy San Antonio Express News  Editorial 02/09/13
TEXAS LEGISLATURE: I-69 project to 'spur new growth' in Texas San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 02/08/13
South Texas leaders attend I-69 legislative briefing Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 02/07/13
Officials seeking progress on I-69 planning San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/07/13
Austin senator wants public vote on budget trick Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 02/01/13
Secession flops, but GOP tries it piecemeal Houston Chronicle  Hart, P. 01/27/13
In gun debate, a sheriff oversteps Dallas Morning News  Editorial 01/25/13
TEXAS LEGISLATURE: Texas lawmakers strive to keep arms San Angelo Standard Times  Waller, M. 01/20/13
Straus re-elected Texas House speaker San Antonio Express News  Scharrer, G. 01/09/13
Conflicts of interest a way of life in Texas Legislature Houston Chronicle  Hart, P. 01/07/13
Lawmakers criticize cancer agency; fate of $85 million in recent grants uncertain Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 12/21/12
Texas budget looking sunnier in 2013 Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 12/16/12
Scrutiny of cancer grants includes foundation Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 12/13/12
Documents: Amazon risking little in Texas sales tax deal Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 07/19/12
Straus calls for end to state budget-balancing maneuver Austin American Statesman  Eaton, T. 07/10/12
Texas House Speaker calls for truth in budgeting Houston Chronicle  Tomlinson, C. 07/10/12
State quietly tests new appraisal appeals process with high-dollar properties Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Lieber, D. 06/17/12
Smaller companies to lawmakers: Margins tax creates unlevel playing field Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 06/06/12
Perry tells state agencies to keep belts tight San Antonio Express News  Scharrer, G. 06/06/12
TCCRI cites alleged Valley Medicaid fraud in letter to Suehs, Wilson Rio Grande Guardian  de la Cruz, R. 05/26/12
Amazon agrees to collect sales tax in Texas starting in July, bring 2,500 jobs to state Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 04/28/12
Amazon, state working on sales tax collection deal Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 04/25/12
Texas crime victims' fund has budget shortfall Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tomlinson, C. 04/17/12
State, IBM share cost of ending failed data contract Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 03/20/12
Expect only minor business tax reforms San Antonio Express News  Hendricks, D. 02/18/12
Lawmakers: State's improving economy might change budget picture Austin American Statesman  Copelin, L. 02/16/12
Texas comptroller favors federal standards for sales tax collections on e-commerce Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Staff 12/01/11
Still seeking profit-based business tax San Antonio Express News  Hendricks, D. 12/01/11
Business tax changes may not bring more money Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 11/30/11
Texas Supreme Court upholds main state business tax Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 11/29/11
Budget, tax issues loom for Legislature Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 11/09/11
State comptroller has changed her mind on abortion Austin American Statesman  Ashford-Grooms, M. 08/21/11
State, Amazon working on deal Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 06/21/11
Amazon makes offer Dallas Morning News  Halkias, M. 06/21/11
Texas House OKs revenue bill with Internet tax attached El Paso Times  Roberts, C. 06/11/11
House holds on Net sales tax Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 06/10/11
Texas Legislature: Additional funding for schools unlikely San Angelo Standard Times  Collier, K. 06/03/11
Perry vetoes bill to clarify Net sales tax Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 06/01/11
Net sales tax bill's fate still uncertain Austin American Statesman  Staff 05/31/11
Regents for A&M System may get to pick 2 for board Austin American Statesman  Haurwitz, R. 05/28/11
Call on Net tax now up to Perry Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 05/28/11
Let's make online retailers compete on a level field Houston Chronicle  Raney, J. 05/25/11
Tax-break limits for abortion costs draw fire Houston Chronicle  Hart, P. 05/22/11
Amazon sales tax bill bucks Perry call Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 05/14/11
At a glance Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/10/11
State Sen. Hinojosa named to budget conference committee McAllen Monitor  Janes, J. 05/10/11
Online sales tax bill passes Senate Austin American Statesman  Staff 05/04/11
SEC looking into Amazon's sales tax fight with Texas Austin American Statesman  Wire Reports 04/30/11
House OKs measure on online sales tax collection Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 04/27/11
House OKs sales tax clarification bill Dallas Morning News  Halkias, M. 04/27/11
House bill to expand Internet sales tax collection Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tomlinson, C. 04/27/11
An unenforced Texas law says you have to pay tax on e-purchases Houston Chronicle  Ley, A. 04/26/11
Pulling the plug Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 04/24/11
Amazon center remains open Dallas Morning News  Halkias, M. 04/13/11
Online sales tax bill advances Austin American Statesman  Staff 04/08/11
Committee to explore online tax Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 04/03/11
Texas Legislature: GOP uses its leverage in budget marathon El Paso Times  Torres, Z. 04/01/11
Darby seeks $500,000 for ASU San Angelo Standard Times  Collier, K. 04/01/11
E-retailing requires Texas tax system to evolve Austin American Statesman  Editorial 03/31/11
Targets painted on program that saves San Antonio Express News  Ludwig, M. 03/30/11
Legislators grapple with online sales tax question Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 03/29/11
Texas House takes up taxing Internet sales Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Tomlinson, C. 03/29/11
Quote of the day: San Antonio Express News  Otto, J. 03/29/11
Tax-free sales are not fair to local merchants in Texas Austin American Statesman  Kruger, D. 03/28/11
Ideas sought to ease budget Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 03/27/11
State historical agency poised to get funding after all Austin American Statesman  Ward, M. 03/16/11
Texas House joins Amazon dispute Dallas Morning News  Wire Reports 03/14/11
Perry aide says governor open to using reserves Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Castro, A. 03/11/11
Budget plan to tap Rainy Day Fund gains favor San Angelo Standard Times  Collier, K. 03/11/11
Bills take sides in Amazon spat Austin American Statesman  Harrell, B. 03/10/11
Key lawmaker tightens tax grip Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 03/09/11
Lawmakers try to soften cuts San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 03/07/11
Pressure builds on Perry to tap Rainy Day Fund Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 03/06/11
PRO/CON VIEW: Should lawmakers tap into the Rainy Day Fund or not? Beaumont Enterprise  Editorial 03/04/11
Rainy day fund sparks thunder and lightning Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 03/02/11
Villarreal: budget crisis could 'devastate' South Texas Rio Grande Guardian  Bertron, J. 01/19/11
Texas gives IBM 30 days to shape up Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 07/17/10
Poverty knocks at Texas' door Austin Chronicle  Whittaker, R. 06/03/10
State budget gap spurs scrutiny of tax breaks Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/26/10
Texas business tax again coming up short Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 05/17/10
Straus standing strong on the eve of fall elections Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 03/18/10
State Capitol highlights Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Sterling, E. 01/20/10
Worst over in Texas Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 11/13/09
Realtor view Houston Chronicle  Fullerton, V. 10/30/09
The rumors are wrong Dallas Morning News  Editorial 10/29/09
E-mail about property tax amendments on November ballot said to be untruthful Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Spangler, A. 10/24/09
Lawmaker decries ballot claims   Staff 10/21/09
Voting begins today for state amendments Longview News-Journal  Isaac, J. 10/19/09
New Texas law exempts disabled vets from property taxes Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Spangler, A. 08/04/09
Fire sprinkler debate should be left to towns Houston Chronicle  Boehme, G. 06/16/09
Local control, sprinkled with confusion Austin American Statesman  Editorial 06/15/09
Residential sprinkler bill gives home buyers control Houston Chronicle  Otto, J. 06/11/09
Sprinklers: Perry should veto attempt to weaken law Longview News-Journal  Editorial 06/11/09
Fire chiefs and builders battle over sprinklers Austin American Statesman  Yadron, D. 06/09/09
Sprinklers put governor in the hot seat Houston Chronicle  Casey, R. 06/07/09
TxDOT reform bill likely to die in session El Paso Times  Grissom, B. 06/01/09
Texas Legislature? Property taxes? Don't be silly Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Norman, M. 05/29/09
House passes bill giving wounded vets tax waivers El Paso Times  Grissom, B. 05/28/09
House finally passes bill to give disabled veterans homestead tax relief Rio Grande Guardian  Aguilar, J. 05/28/09
Democrats stop voter ID bill Houston Chronicle  Root, J. 05/27/09
Texas House set to finally pass disabled veterans bill tonight Rio Grande Guardian  Aguilar, J. 05/27/09
Legislative inaction contributes to property tax appraisal confusion Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Spangler, A. 05/23/09
Natural gas: Texas, federal lawmakers pave way for use of cleaner burning natural gas Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Price Jr., T. 05/14/09
Let the games begin Houston Chronicle  A.P. Wire 04/28/09
Fears rise over rainy day fund Austin American Statesman  Alexander, K. 04/01/09
A&M grant went from quiet transaction to firestorm Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 03/31/09
As the Lege turns? Lawmaker wants session televised Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 02/05/09
Lawmakers, appraiser differ on fixes to system Longview News-Journal  Isaac, J. 01/27/09
Texas property owners are fed up with annual tax appraisal creep Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Editorial 01/14/09
Panel to pitch property tax relief Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 12/09/08
Lawmakers proposing property tax trade-off Houston Chronicle  Robison, C. 11/12/08
Incumbents lead in state rep races Beaumont Enterprise  Moore, S. 11/05/08
Dems only five seats from majority in Texas House battle Beaumont Enterprise  Moore, S. 10/25/08
Legislative panel gets earful about property tax frustrations Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Carvajal, D. 08/13/08
State lawmakers want public's views on taxes Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 08/12/08
Legislators get earful as property values grow like weeds Beaumont Enterprise  Wallach, D. 07/16/08
Showdown looms over low values Dallas Morning News  Krause, K. 07/16/08
Arlington residents, Texas lawmakers discuss lower property taxes Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Jones, N. 07/09/08
Flores: property tax system is broken Rio Grande Guardian  Gomez, J. 06/25/08
Property tax woes in Valley discussed San Antonio Express News  Brezosky, L. 06/25/08
Flores urges Valley residents to attend hearing on property taxes Rio Grande Guardian  Taylor, S. 06/21/08
Lawmakers vent anger on property taxes Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 06/18/08
State hearings on taxes reach El Paso Aug. 26 El Paso Times  Grissom, B. 06/18/08
Higher education reforms aired, but no mention of rising tuition San Antonio Express News  Robison, C. 05/26/08
Officials seek input about rising appraisals, tax bills Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Nettles, A. 05/09/08
Craddick names Heflin to tax relief committee Midland Reporter Telegram  Campbell, B. 04/29/08
Dem donors spread wealth Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 04/28/08
Despite past failures, tax 'relief' up for study again Houston Chronicle  Robison, C. 04/28/08
Three border reps will help study property tax relief Rio Grande Guardian  Staff 04/24/08
School officials lambaste financing San Antonio Express News  Scharrer, G. 01/17/08
Group targeting new business tax San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 11/25/07
Retired Texas teachers to receive a 13th monthly check Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Rangel, E. 10/19/07
Minority, rural issues helped kill top 10% bill Austin American Statesman  Haurwitz, R. 05/31/07
Small-town GOP behind survival of top 10% rule Houston Chronicle  Hughes, P. 05/30/07
Efforts to alter tax appraisals run aground Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 05/23/07
Here's what legislators have accomplished, along with what they mean to Beaumont Enterprise  Myers, R. 05/20/07
Rumors fly about effort to oust House speaker Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Root, J. 05/15/07
Tax bill spares more businesses Dallas Morning News  Garrett, R. 05/02/07
Small-business tax cut gets early OK Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Root, J. 05/02/07
House backs expanding break for small businesses San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 05/02/07
Tax bill still not acceptable to small business San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/27/07
House targets those who abuse a corpse Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 04/26/07
Tech system poised to grow Amarillo Globe-News  Rangel, E. 04/25/07
Appraisal relief gets tentative House approval Houston Chronicle  Staff 04/17/07
Tax group brickbats unfair, counties say Midland Reporter Telegram  Campbell, B. 03/22/07
Surging tax bills targeted Beaumont Enterprise  Myers, R. 03/19/07
Guillen named to new select committee on education finance Rio Grande Guardian  Staff 03/18/07
Scene Houston Chronicle  Staff 03/16/07
Teachers may get pensions boost Austin American Statesman  Elder, R. 03/02/07
Tax relief now hard reality San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 02/05/07
Addressing the kitty Austin American Statesman  Editorial 02/03/07
Lawmakers say tax break is one sure thing Houston Chronicle  Fikac, P. 02/03/07
Loyalty to Craddick benefits local lawmakers Beaumont Enterprise  Myers, R. 01/30/07
Political pros offer advice Abilene Reporter-News  Reed, J. 10/29/06
House OKs new business tax Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 04/25/06
Surplus tapped for small tax cut Houston Chronicle  Elliott, J. 04/25/06
House makes move to cut property taxes San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/25/06
Perry wants surplus spent on property tax cuts El Paso Times  Grissom, B. 04/19/06
Special session launches with new funds San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 04/18/06
School district budgets on hold pending bill Lubbock Avalanche Journal  Reynolds, J. 07/14/05
House plan for schools under attack Austin American Statesman  Embry, J. 06/24/05
Getting down to business on state taxes Austin American Statesman  Selby, W. 05/26/05
Legislators honor Weslaco's Martinez as freshman of year Valley Morning Star  Pierson, E. 05/26/05
Multiple ID voting bill wins preliminary OK Houston Chronicle  Ratcliffe, R. 05/03/05
House approves 3 tax options Dallas Morning News  Stutz, T. 03/15/05
Texas House passes tax bill Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Dyer, R. 03/15/05
House gives tax options to businesses Houston Chronicle  Elliott, J. 03/15/05
Tax system overhaul gets initial ok in Texas House San Antonio Express News  Fikac, P. 03/15/05
Four from Tarrant cross party lines to oppose education finance bill Fort Worth Star-Telegram  Strassman, N. 03/10/05
Chamber music Dallas Morning News  Brooks, K. 01/12/05
Texas races focus on key House seats Austin American Statesman  McNeely, D. 10/07/04