26 TEF deals terminated before completion, Bipartisan effort aims to make public-private deals more public, Legislators tell DPS to fix it or lose it.


The Texas Enterprise Fund since 2003 has provided taxpayer money to companies in exchange for the promise of jobs. But in several cases, the grants have been paid and the companies left shortly after the deal was completed, often taking the jobs with them.

For the first time since a Texas Supreme Court ruling in 2015, two state legislators think they can shine some light on the millions of dollars in business that private companies do with governmental bodies.

Anyone who has renewed a driver’s license in Texas in the last seven years can tell you the good that more than $440 million in taxes has done for overall customer service.


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