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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.
Following the reopening of the Texas economy in May, unemployment claims in Hays County have dropped by about 60% since April, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission.
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.
Preliminary budget forecasts from Central Health show the health care district anticipates a slow down in tax revenue collection growth.
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.
The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.
The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.
Three Leander businesses were awarded a total of $10,000 in city business grants May 21.
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.
“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.
Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders
As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.
The decrease in one-cent sales tax revenue could lead to between $1 million-$2.81 million in losses.
Small businesses have until June 30 to apply, but officials recommend applying early, as money is being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The medical center is now eligible for refunds of state sales and use tax during the designated period on qualifying expenditures.
The Texas Workforce Commission data looks at the number of claims made each week between March 7 and May 2.
The county has issued $2.8 million of relief to area small businesses.