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Houston legislator tries to outlaw tax-funded water parks, VisitDallas failed to...

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt intends to file a bill that would prevent a public school district from using general fund money for a project...
Texas money

Study shows Texas Enterprise Fund grantees went behind closed doors to...

Companies that receive millions of dollars in incentives to locate to Texas frequently renegotiate their contacts, often in secret, to get better deals at...
ethics fine

In Texas, more than a million dollars in ethics fines have...

State Rep. Ron Reynolds accomplished his goal of getting out of jail before the beginning of the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, but...
auditor

Why are political leaders avoiding naming a new top auditor?

Texas has had no state auditor for more than three years; a month into this legislative session, it is unclear whether state leaders intend...
taxes

VisitDallas failed to clearly report CEO loans in tax filings

VisitDallas failed to publicly record $190,000 in loans given to CEO Phillip Jones in 2015 and 2016, and a source close to the agency...
waterslide

Houston legislator will try to outlaw future tax-funded water parks

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt intends to file a bill that would prevent a public school district from using general fund money for a project...
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Bills take aim at sweet deals for departing school officials, South...

Regardless of what policy the Round Rock school board has set, board members have the right to talk to news media, a school district...
Pension

Texas’ big cities get poor marks for fiscal health

Three of Texas’ largest cities are also among its poorest fiscal performers, due in large part to unfunded retiree benefits, according to a national...

South Texas school district may be in hot water over its...

Having drawn the ire of Gov. Greg Abbott for spending $20 million on a sports and learning complex featuring a water park, the La...