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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.58 billion in April, 9.3 percent less than in April 2019, the steepest decline since January 2010.

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AUSTIN - Today Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian joined Kelly Evans on CNBC's The Exchange to discuss the continued conversation on proration and his call for the industry to establish a Blue Ribbon Task Force for oil economic recovery. You can view the interview here or below.

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Every hour of every day, small business owners and small chambers across the country are being forced to make difficult decisions due to the significant revenue disruptions caused by the coronavirus. Federal funds remain uncertain, forcing small employers to rely on a patchwork of financial …

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after oil prices hit historic lows Monday afternoon:

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WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a firs…

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Washington, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and HEAT members Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) released the following statements after OPEC reached an agreement to resolve global crude oil ma…

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released a video for Texas small businesses explaining the federal resources offered to them through three coronavirus relief bills passed by Congress last month. In the video, he answers some of the most frequently asked questions he has hear…

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AUSTIN - The following statement was issued by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton in response to the international agreement formalized yesterday to reduce global oil supply and in advance of the Commission's proration hearing tomorrow.

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AUSTIN (April 7, 2020) — The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 8.1 points in March to 96.4, the largest monthly decline in the survey’s history. Nine of the 10 Index components declined, which is evidence that economic disruptions are escalating on Main Street as small businesses strug…

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(AUSTIN) — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide Texas businesses relief, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that his agency is automatically extending the due date for 2020 franchise tax reports to July 15 to be consistent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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