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Total state tax collections in Texas reach $53.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Texas amount to $53.6 billion, the third highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rep. Cody Harris Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Texas house Rep. Cody Harris (district 8) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Laredo’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Texas

The Laredo metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Texas, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Texas earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Texas received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Chris Carmona Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Texas house candidate, Chris Carmona (district 148) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Ryan McConnico Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Texas house candidate, Ryan McConnico (district 148) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge. McConnico is the first signer in this race.

Cindy Siegel Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Cindy Siegel, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Texas (district 7), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Siegel is the first signer in this race.

Fort Bend County’s $3,480-per-month cost of living is the highest in Texas

Residents of Fort Bend County need to make $3,480 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Texas.

Texas’s public pensions are 57% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Texas’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 57 percent of the total, the eighth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

RJ Boatman Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate RJ Boatman, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Texas (district 36), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Boatman is the first signer in this race.

Texas disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Texas is $27,001, study finds

College graduates in Texas have an average debt burden of $27,001, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 0% of total state, local levies in Texas, study finds

State income tax revenues in Texas represent 0 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Texas ranks 24th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Texas finished 24th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Texas pension plans are 76% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Texas public pension plans stands at 76%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Jennifer Fleck Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

Texas house candidate, Jennifer Fleck (district 47) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Zavala rated least livable among Texas counties, study finds

Zavala was ranked Texas’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

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