Author Archives: TSCPA Governmental Affairs

CPA and TSCPA Member Randy Sweeten to run for Congress

Rance Sweeten, known to most TSCPA members as Randy Sweeten, has filed to run as a Democrat in Congressional District 15.  Sweeten is from McAllen and acknowledged that many Democrats might not know him well, but many TSCPA members know … Continue reading

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CPA and Railroad Commissioner David Porter Withdraws from RRC Race

In announcing his withdrawal from the RRC race current RRC Chairman Porter said, “This decision was not an easy one, but I feel that all the goals I set out to achieve were accomplished during my tenure.  Now is a … Continue reading

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Early Voting Begins Today on Constitutional Amendments

Voters are asked to approve seven constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot and early voting starts today. From Rep. Scott Sanford’s office: Here is the full list of proposed constitutional amendments for the  Nov. 3, 2015 Election with the … Continue reading

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State Board of Accountancy Fee Changes

The Board approved fee changes in response to the passage of House Bill 7 (HB 7) by the 84th Texas Legislature. Effective September 1, 2015, HB 7 will eliminate the annual $200 fee for accountants and other licensed professionals in … Continue reading

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Is Texas a Business Friendly State?

Texas claims to be a business friendly state and it is in many respects. Texas has a business friendly regulatory, judicial, labor environment and no personal income tax, not to mention friendly people and lots of consumers. The one fly … Continue reading

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Texas Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in School Finance Lawsuit

For the seventh time the Texas Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on a school lawsuit.  School districts, and others, are once again suing the state claiming the school finance system is unconstitutional.  After a district court ruled in favor of … Continue reading

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Will Texas Race Tracks Close Tomorrow?

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