Susan Combs http://tpr.org en Texas Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend, Aug. 9-11 http://tpr.org/post/texas-sales-tax-holiday-weekend-aug-9-11 <p>Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding shoppers the annual sales tax holiday weekend is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11.</p><p>Families can save money by not paying sales tax on most clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100. A full lists of tax-free items can be found at <a href="http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d/">www.TexasTaxHoliday.org</a>.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:52:59 +0000 David Martin Davies 16142 at http://tpr.org Texas Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend, Aug. 9-11 Crazy Ants, The New King Of The Hill, And A GOP State Office Shakeup http://tpr.org/post/crazy-ants-new-king-hill-and-gop-state-office-shakeup <p>We take a look forward to the 2014 election as there could be room for some new GOP faces in established state offices as campaign funding season kicks off in the middle of June. Fire ants have been the bane of every Texan's existence for a long time, but the stinging pests are now being displaced by crazy ants, which is a good and bad thing.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 19:09:47 +0000 David Martin Davies 12375 at http://tpr.org Crazy Ants, The New King Of The Hill, And A GOP State Office Shakeup The Source: Comptroller Susan Combs & West Side Preservation http://tpr.org/post/source-comptroller-susan-combs-west-side-preservation <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Susan Combs, Texas state comptroller, launched a new website--</span><a href="http://tellthetruthtexas.org" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">tellthetruthtexas.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">--detailing the cities and counties in the red on projects large and small. She gives her take on public debt and why Texas owes over $7,000 per capita. &nbsp;Ben Gorzell, San Antonio Chief Financial Officer, also joins us.</span></p><p><strong>In the second segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:25:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 12308 at http://tpr.org The Source: Comptroller Susan Combs & West Side Preservation Susan Combs Announces Plans To Leave Office In 2014 http://tpr.org/post/susan-combs-announces-plans-leave-office-2014 <p>It will be 20 years since <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Comptroller Susan Combs</span> stepped into a state-elected office and at one point she had also been positioning herself for the spot of lieutenant governor, so why hang her hat up now?</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:26:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 12249 at http://tpr.org Susan Combs Announces Plans To Leave Office In 2014 Texas Legislature: What Should We Do With All This Money? http://tpr.org/post/texas-legislature-what-should-we-do-all-money <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> State revenue numbers look good for this session of the legislature; there is even a surplus. Gov. Rick Perry suggests that the extra money be used to cut taxes, while others want to restore funding to education and health programs that took cuts in the last legislative session. Gun owners in Texas stand their ground as the federal government comes up with its next move to cut down on gun violence.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:44:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 4615 at http://tpr.org Texas Legislature: What Should We Do With All This Money? Combs Estimates $100 Billion In Revenue For 2014-2015 Budget http://tpr.org/post/combs-estimates-100-billion-revenue-2014-2015-budget <p></p><p>According to State Comptroller Susan Combs, Texas lawmakers will have will have $101.4 billion to work with during the next legislative session. Combs said the estimated $96 billion in revenue from taxes, fees and other sources is up nearly $20 billion from previous years.</p><p>"General revenue collections in 2008 and 2009 -- leading into the [legislative] session -- totaled $79.6 billion," Combs said.&nbsp; "In 2010 - 2011, as we hit bottom and began to climb out the revenues were $4.5 billion less."</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:44:54 +0000 Joey Palacios 4389 at http://tpr.org Combs Estimates $100 Billion In Revenue For 2014-2015 Budget September Sales Tax Allocations Up 9.9 Percent for San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/september-sales-tax-allocations-99-percent-san-antonio <p>The statewide totals for the amount of sales tax returned to local communities was on the plus side of $551 million and showed an overall 11 percent increase over Sept. 2011.</p><p>Comptroller Susan Combs said continued strength in the manufacturing and oil and natural gas sectors led to the increase, but consumer spending was also up in restaurants and retail stores.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:16:57 +0000 Eileen Pace 335 at http://tpr.org