How is the state's revenue changing?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 05, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes some factors allowing Texas to gain some increased funding to put into the state budget. 

What do the Texas sales tax numbers from March mean?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 04, 2020

In the midst of a shutdown, state sales tax numbers for March saw a significant drop. Dr. Perryman describes what this means and what can be expected from the coming months.

Why did the comptroller's office increase the revenue forecast?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 16, 2019

The comptroller's office has upped the revenue forecast by $500 million, giving lawmakers more money to spend this session.

How has school funding changed over time, and in what ways are the funds used?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 12, 2017

Lawmakers don't have to take up school funding after the Robin Hood formula was declared constitutional, but Dr. Perryman says essentially local property taxes have become a substitute for state revenue.

Why was Texas almost a billion dollars short of its projected revenues for the 2016 fiscal year?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 13, 2016

As the fiscal year in Texas drew to a close on August 31st, it became apparent that the amount of revenue taken in was almost a billion dollars short of the revised projections.