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State Comptroller Ups Revenue Estimate Ahead of 86th Session

Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar released his Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) today, projecting higher than expected revenue for the Legislature to work with just prior to the opening of the 86th legislative session. Hegar projects the state will have just over $119 billion available for general-purpose spending in the 2020-2021 biennium, an 8.1 percent increase from the previous 2018-2019 biennium.

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Alvarado Sworn In As Senator, Special Election for Her House Seat Looms

On Friday, December 21st in Austin, Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) was sworn in as the new Texas Senator for District 6, and also resigned her seat as the Texas House Member from District 145. Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, January 29, 2019 as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District seat recently vacated by former Representative Carol Alvarado.

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