Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Visits North Texas for Third Stop of Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) on the North Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition. The NTMWD is overseeing the construction of Bois d’Arc Lake in northeast Texas, the first major Texas reservoir to be built in 30 years. This surface water project is being built to meet a population expected to nearly double in the NTMWD region by 2050. “Once completed, the Bois d’Arc […]

Texas Comptroller Visits Panhandle for Second Stop of Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District (PGCD) on the second stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition. The PGCD is home to one of five cloud seeding programs in Texas. Cloud seeding is a form of weather modification used to stimulate clouds to produce rain. This process is commonly referred to as precipitation enhancement. “In the U.S., cloud seeding is increasingly accepted as an effective method of providing relief in […]

Texas Comptroller Announces Record $309 Million in Unclaimed Property Returned in Fiscal 2022

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

The Texas Comptroller’s office approved and paid out a record $309 million in unclaimed property during the past fiscal year, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today. This is the third time the Comptroller’s office has returned $300 million or more in unclaimed property in a fiscal year. In fiscal 2019, the Comptroller’s office returned a then-record $308 million to its rightful property owners; in fiscal 2020, the Comptroller’s office returned $300 million in unclaimed property. “The […]

Texas Match the Promise FoundationSM Increases Scholarship Awards; Now Includes Third and Fourth Graders

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the Texas Match the Promise FoundationSM is awarding matching scholarships worth up to $2,000 and one-time grants worth $3,000 at today’s prices. Applications are now being accepted for 2022-23 awards. The Foundation is offering these increased scholarship awards to even more students by expanding the fifth through ninth grade range for eligibility to include third and fourth graders. Match the Promise scholarships encourage families to save for college by supplementing their […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1 Billion in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $1.04 billion in local sales tax allocations for September, 13.1 percent more than in September 2021. These allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Sept. 2022) Recipient Sept. 2022 Allocations Change from Sept. 2021 Year-to-date Change Cities    $665.7M ↑11.8% ↑15.0% Transit Systems $223.5M ↑12.3% ↑16.3% Counties $62.4M […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Statement on Resolution of Harris County Legal Battle

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the following statement regarding Judge Lora Livingston’s approval of a resolution between the Comptroller’s office and Harris County: “This court agreement promotes free speech and preserves state officials’ ability to intervene to advocate for local residents when local elected officials ignore their wishes. Harris County has wasted precious time, and this legal maneuvering stalled fruitful negotiations with the County Constables – negotiations that more than a week ago produced an […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1 Billion in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $1.04 billion in local sales tax allocations for September, 13.1 percent more than in September 2021. These allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Sept. 2022) Recipient Sept. 2022 Allocations Change from Sept. 2021 Year-to-date Change Cities    $665.7M ↑11.8% ↑15.0% Transit Systems $223.5M ↑12.3% ↑16.3% Counties $62.4M […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Revenue for Fiscal 2022, August State Sales Tax Collections

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released totals for fiscal 2022 state revenues, in addition to announcing monthly state revenues for August. General Revenue-related revenue for fiscal 2022 totaled $76.47 billion, up 26.4 percent from fiscal 2021. All Funds revenue was $183.34 billion, up 7.5 percent from fiscal 2021. All Funds tax collections were $77.21 billion, up 25.6 percent from fiscal 2021. Sales tax revenue was $42.97 billion, up 19.3 percent from fiscal 2021. Motor vehicle […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces List of Financial Companies that Boycott Energy Companies

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today his list of financial companies that boycott energy companies. Listed companies are subject to the divestment provisions outlined in Texas Government Code Chapter 809, which defines a financial company as a publicly traded financial services, banking or investment company. The publication of the list, maintained by the Comptroller’s office, follows an exhaustive period of research and process development. The initial list includes 10 financial companies. Additionally, Comptroller staff conducted research […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Announces Local Economic Agreement Database is Now Online

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his agency has created an online database for local governments to report their economic development agreements authorized by either Chapter 380 or Chapter 381 of the Local Government Code. The searchable database allows the public to search for agreements by local government, business entity and agreement type. The database, created for greater transparency, will be Texas’ central repository for these local agreements, and local entities will provide a direct […]