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As state revenues take hit, business group wants lawmakers to reconsider private partnerships for road projects
With congestion levels worsening and funding shortfalls looming, officials with the newly formed Keep Texas Moving said public-private partnerships could advance projects through optional toll lanes, among other means.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.
The June visa suspension includes skilled foreign workers associated with various fields, such as energy, technology, medicine and academics.
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.
The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.
Overall, McClenny said rental prices, occupancy rates and leasing activity are down across the board in the Greater Houston area, which is atypical for this time of year.
The U.S. lost over 22 million jobs the first two months of the recession declared in February by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and about 330,000 of those jobs were in the Houston-area energy sector.
See how much Willis received in sales tax allocations for April.
Hotels across the Greater Houston area continue to struggle even as businesses reopen and individuals return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.
City officials have previously said Montogmery would be in better financial standing that some other cities in the region.
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“Where it’s really going to hurt us is [when] we start talking about next year’s budget, ... looking at next year’s sales tax number,” Conroe Assistant Director of Finance Collin Boothe said.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.
City Administrator Richard Tramm briefly spoke about the pandemic's effects on the city's budget.
The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.
The previous high for the Greater Houston area's unemployment rate was set in January 2010 at 8.7%.
Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data, 5,135 unemployment insurance claimants live in the Conroe and Montgomery area.
“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.
Officials anticipate drawing from federal funds to ensure no delays in benefit payments.
Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.