Comptroller’s Office: Food Banks Could Claim Enough Unclaimed Property to Feed Thousands

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

The Comptroller’s office is working with food banks throughout the state to check the agency’s unclaimed property website for funds that could help fill their pantries during this holiday season. An initial check of some notable Texas food pantries shows that they’re owed thousands of dollars in unclaimed property. The San Antonio Food Bank recently laid claim to enough unclaimed property to provide nearly 140,000 meals to needy Texans facing increased food insecurity. “The economic […]

Fiscal Notes: Uninsured Texans

In the recently released October edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office examines the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance — and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens. According to recently released U.S. Census data, the share of Texans without health insurance was 18.4 percent in 2019. And the job losses and economic turmoil […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Hosting Virtual Meeting to Provide Updates on Endangered Species Research, Listing Decisions

On Oct. 15, the Comptroller’s office will host a virtual meeting to provide updates on endangered species research and policy in East Texas. The meeting also will inform industry leaders, government agencies, local stakeholders and scientists about U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) status assessments and plans for more than a dozen species under review, including the western chicken turtle. Unprecedented cooperation between these groups in the last six months, facilitated through the Comptroller’s East Texas […]