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Texas Comptroller Transfers $3.3 Billion to State Highway, Rainy Day Funds

Austin — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he recently completed the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF;…...

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Scammers Claiming to be OAG Crime Victim Services Attempting to Defraud Texans

Austin – Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans about reported scam callers falsely claiming to be members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division and…...

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Department of Transportation Announces Further Decreases in Fatalities

Washington — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released highway crash fatality data for 2018, showing a 2.4…...

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Match the Promise Scholarships Applications Open

Austin — Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans that applications now are being accepted for 2019-20 Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ awards. The foundation, in cooperation…...

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Expectations High for Archery-Only Hunting Season

Austin – The hot, dry conditions that have been gripping most of Texas could make Saturday’s archery-only white-tailed deer season opener a challenge for bowhunters,…...

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Government Partnership to Protect Consumers from Low Quality Fuels

Austin – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) announced their offices are partnering to protect…...

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Nearly Half of All Child Car Seats Used Incorrectly

Dallas — Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and the TxDOT is issuing a call to action to parents and caregivers…...

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Texas Comptroller Announces Highest Ratings for Short-Term Notes

Austin — Texas repeated its high credit ratings for this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRAN), which will allow the state to manage…...

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Texas homes struggling to avoid hunger as threats to federal assistance mount

Austin–One in seven Texas households struggled to avoid hunger between 2016 and 2018, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Fourteen percent of Texas…...

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Texas names committee on mass violence prevention

Austin—Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the members of the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety and charged the bipartisan committee to…...

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