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Fiscal Notes Archive - Fiscal Notes is a Monthly Review of the Texas Economy from the Office of Susan Combs, Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Economy

Texas Economy

Playing Defense: Looming Cuts May Affect Texas Communities (June 2013) | Article PDF

Texas Coal — Past, Present and (Almost Certainly) Future (May, 2013) | Article PDF

Oil Prices and the Texas Economy: Impacts Vary with Production and Prices (June 2012) | Article PDF

Boom in the Shale: Big energy find worth billions (May 2012) | Article PDF

An Earthquake in Financial Markets (April 2012) | Article PDF

Texas’ Trillion-Dollar Economy among Nation’s Fastest-Growing (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Fast Forward: The Fastest-Growing, Highest Paying Texas Industries (November 2011) | Issue PDF

Gaining Costs, Losing Time: Costs Grow Along with Waistlines (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Texas Top for Business, Again (August 2010) | Issue PDF

Homebuyers Hold the Cards: Recession and Recovery in Texas Housing (August 2010) | Issue PDF

Signposts for the Economy: A look at Our Economic Tables (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

Staying Afloat: Constitution, Economy Keep Texas Bankruptcy Rates Low (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Better Days Ahead? The Strongest Commercial
Real Estate Markets (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Technology Tomorrow: New Tech Likely to Drive Texas Industries in 2010 (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

On Hold: The Slump in Commercial Real Estate (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

Quick Recovery: Texas Cities Dominate List of Fastest-Recovering Metros (December 2009/January 2010) | Issue PDF

Relocating? Try Texas: Texas Cities Rank High as Best Places to Move (November 2009) | Issue PDF

Tough Times for Oil and Gas (November 2009) | Issue PDF

Free at Last, and Sooner: Tax Freedom Day Comes Early in Texas (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Recovery, Next Exit: Texas Cities Among Best for Recession Recovery (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Corporate Giants: Why Big Names Dominate Texas Business (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

Spurring Business Growth (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Where Do We Go From Here? (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Promising Stability: Avoiding Layoffs in a Downturn (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Works: New Report Calls for More Skilled Work Force Training (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Batten the Hatches (April 2009) | Issue PDF

U.S. Economy

On Hold: The Slump in Commercial Real Estate (February/March 2010) | Issue PDF

State of the Dollar: What the Falling Dollar Means to U.S. Businesses (December 2009/January 2010) | Issue PDF

Weathering the Storm: Where Do We Go From Here? (May 2009) | Issue PDF

Personal Finance

Home By Any Other Name: Rent or Own — the Eternal Question (September 2009) | Issue PDF

Reversing the Housing Slump: Opportunities for Homeowners and Home Buyers (June/July 2009) | Issue PDF

Education/Work Force

Fourth Year for FAST (April 2014) | Article PDF

Getting the Most from FAST: Annual FAST results let you compare school performance and financial responsibility (December 2012) | Article PDF

The $10,000 Prize: Texas universities launch low-cost degrees (September 2012) | Article PDF

Putting the Best to Work for the Rest (August 2012) | Article PDF

Fast Forward: The Fastest-Growing, Highest Paying Texas Industries (November 2011) | Issue PDF

A “Bubble” in Higher Education? (July 2011) | Issue PDF

Assessing Your Schools, FAST: Examining Cost-Effectiveness in Education (May 2011) | Issue PDF

Locking in Success: Today’s Prices for Tomorrow’s Education (January/February 2011) | Issue PDF

When Dreams Meet Opportunity: Texan Takes Every Chance at a New Life (June/July 2010) | Issue PDF

Less Giving When It Hurts: Economy Pinches College Donations (April/May 2010) | Issue PDF

New Help for Higher Ed: Breakthrough Legislation in the 2009 Session (August 2009) | Issue PDF

Texas Works: New Report Calls for More Skilled Work Force Training (April 2009) | Issue PDF

School Pays: Working Texans Earn Return on Educational Investment (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Work Force: South Texas College Offers Customized Training Options (April 2009) | Issue PDF

Skilled Labor: Community Colleges Turn Funds into Technical Training for Texas Workers (April 2009) | Issue PDF

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