Democrat Candidate for Texas Comptroller Visits Amarillo

By Karl Wehmhoener |

Published 05/19 2014 01:31PM

Updated 05/19 2014 09:31PM

AMARILLO -- Democrat Candidate for Texas Comptroller Mike Collier, CPA, is visiting Amarillo today.

The Texas State Comptroller is the chief tax collector, and the chief accounting officer for the State of Texas. The Comptroller also manages deposits and investments and pays all warrants on state accounts.  

The comptrollers most important constitutional duty is to certify the states biennial revenue and certify the financial condition of the state at the close of each fiscal year. 

These two duties allows the Comptroller to limit how much the legislature plans to spend and can give the governor and the legislature the flexibility to cut taxes, or to increase spending without raising taxes.

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