Travis County County commissioners voted July 14 to approve millions of dollars in possible tax rebates for the electric carmaker.
Texas hotel occupancy tax revenue dropped 63% in April, 86% in May and 61% in June when compared to year-over-year revenue. The May hotel tax decline is the steepest drop in state history for the tax.
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory
When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.
The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.
Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.
The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.
This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
The federal loans kept over 19,000 jobs and aided 2,245 businesses in Cedar Park and Leander.
Travis County updates Tesla incentive package, pushing for $1 billion-plus investment from the company
Poised for a possible July 13 vote, Travis County has released a refined incentives structure proposal with electric carmaker Tesla.
Leander sales tax revenue spiked 40% in May 2020 compared to May 2019 data.
The bonds and certificates of obligation will fund the planned library, parks, street improvements, drainage projects and the Brushy Creek wastewater plant expansion.
The school district's July 9 vote could yield Tesla around $46.4 million in tax abatements if the company chooses Travis County as its next factory site.
More than 3,500 businesses have received funding from the Wilco Forward program.
The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.
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.
Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.
Leander experienced a year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue in April, while Cedar Park had a slight drop during the same period.
Eligible nonprofits and government entities may apply for funding.
As of June 9, Williamson County’s Wilco Forward small business grant program has approved funding for 2,891 businesses in the area.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lost nearly all of its passenger flight usage in April as the region dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
City leaders in Travis County, from Bee Cave to manor, have signed a letter to County Judge Sam Biscoe requesting more than $23 million in federal coronavirus relief funds be released to 21 municipalities as soon as possible.