Don’t miss the next Spotlight on the Issues Webinar featuring
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Please join the Alliance for an engaging discussion with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Pre-registration is required to attend.
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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.
Hegar is focused on his agency’s constitutional duties and committed to improving its customer service and transparency. He believes a less-burdensome tax system will foster a better environment for job creation and business expansion, and thus a healthier Texas economy. As CFO for the world’s ninth-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.
If you would like to submit a question to Comptroller Glenn Hegar, click here to email your question to President Jason Modglin.