Special Briefing - August 6, 2020
"The Road to Recovery: A Look at the Texas Economy and Navigating through Unprecedented Uncertainty"
Join us on Thursday, August 6th for this dynamic virtual presentation by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Join Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar – Texas’ CFO, Tax Collector, Chief Procurement Officer and Revenue Estimator – for an in-depth discussion of the issues facing the Texas economy, challenges for lawmakers anticipating an historic budget crunch, and his thoughts as he looks ahead to the 87th Legislative Session.
Biography: Glenn Hegar was elected as the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. Hegar is Texas' chief financial officer — the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Upon taking office, he reorganized the agency for quicker and more effective decision-making and reduced its administrative footprint by working with the Legislature to eliminate inefficient programs and transfer others that didn’t fit core missions. Additionally, the Comptroller recommended that the Legislature repeal eight taxes, six of which were administered by his agency.
As CFO for the world's 10th-largest economy, Hegar monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances. During his term in office, he has emerged as a passionate advocate for conservative financial management and fiscal transparency at all levels of government. Among other initiatives, Hegar founded the "Transparency Stars" program, which recognizes Texas local governments that provide the public with detailed information on various aspects of their finances.
Before his election as Texas Comptroller, Hegar served in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, where he worked on a wide range of common-sense solutions to problems affecting Texans in areas such as public education, transportation, tax reform, government transparency, Second Amendment rights, water issues and tort reform. As chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, Hegar eliminated inefficiencies in state agencies and abolished six, saving Texas taxpayers more than $160 million. In his last session as a state senator, Hegar oversaw state and local revenue matters and helped cut $1 billion worth of taxes.
Hegar is a 1993 graduate of Texas A&M University and a graduate of St. Mary's University, where he earned a Master of Arts and his law degree. At the University of Arkansas, he earned his Master of Laws. Hegar is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up farming land that has been in his family since the mid-1800s. His upbringing taught him the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity — the same values he and his wife Dara work to instill in their three young children, Claire, Julia and Jonah. Hegar's most important title throughout his years of service is the one closest to home: Dad!
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