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Comptroller Susan Combs urges Texans to claim forgotten money
(AUSTIN) - The annual Unclaimed Property List in next Sunday's newspapers will bring good news to about 130,000 Texans - they have money waiting to be claimed. ...
TWC to automatically increase payments to eligible claimants
AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today a $25 increase to weekly unemployment benefits for individuals currently receiving payments. The increase was...
Texas monthly oil and gas statistics: January
JANUARY PERMITS TO DRILL The Commission issued a total of 1,264 original drilling permits in January 2009 compared to 1,760 in January 2008. The January total...
Texas Department of State Health Services to take over...
The Texas Department of State Health Services today announced that it is taking over the recall of products shipped from Peanut Corporation of America's Plainview plant...
SMART RETIREMENT SAVINGS STEPS TO TAKE NOW
DALLAS - The recent turmoil in the financial markets has touched virtually every sector of the economy. One great source of anxiety for many people is the state of their...
Attorney General Abbott launches restitution program for...
AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today launched a restitution program that will make $7.46 million available to eligible Countrywide Financial Corp residential...
QUALIFYING FOR A MORTGAGE IN A TOUGH ECONOMY
DALLAS - Getting a mortgage has become increasingly challenging during recent months. One recent survey showed that 67% of those who applied for a mortgage found it more...
LAWMAKERS DELVING INTO FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE.
(Austin) President Barack Obama signed the economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Monday, sending hundreds of billions of dollars into the...
Texas Senate Week in Review
(Austin) Hurricane Ike will cost Gulf Coast school districts hundreds of millions of dollars to repair and rebuild facilities damaged or destroyed by the September storms,...
DPS, PRISON OFFICIALS TESTIFY BEFORE FINANCE COMMITTEE
(Austin) Last session's prison and parole reforms have been successful in slowing the growth of Texas prison populations, according to testimony offered before the Senate...
Weekly Washington update by Congressman Jeb Hensarling
Weekly Washington Update From Congressman Jeb Hensarling February 13, 2009 People in this economy are hurting. Hard working...
SENATOR FILES BILL TO MAKE HIV TESTING ROUTINE
A blood test for HIV would be part of a routine checkup for all Texans under a bill filed Tuesday. Houston Senator Rodney Ellis announced the filing of SB 877, which would...
State housing agency secures $387,000 grant to help step up...
(AUSTIN) - Determined to stem the tide of home foreclosures across the state and help bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances, the Texas...
FINANCE LOOKS AT SCHOOL BUDGET
(Austin) The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony Wednesday that public education will cost the state less in the upcoming biennium. The Legislative Budget Board laid...
Tort reforms increase
(Austin) Doctors representing the Texas Medical Association announced at a press conference Tuesday that tort reform has increased the number of emergency room physicians...
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