This Week in Texas: July 18, 2012

Posted July 18, 2012 in The Mignon Memo

Early voting for the Texas primary runoff election begins on Monday, July 23rd and runs through Friday, July 27th.  In order to vote in the runoff election, you must be a registered voter but you need not have voted in the May 29th primary election.  However, if  you voted in one party’s primary election, you may not vote in the other party’s runoff election.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that for the current fiscal year, sales tax collections are close to $1.5 billion ahead of original projections.

Governor Rick Perry and Anita Perry plan to move back into the renovated Texas Governor’s Mansion later this month.  The Perrys moved out of the mansion in 2007 for a $10 million renovation project to upgrade mechanical systems, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, plumbing and wiring.  In June of 2008, the mansion was severely damaged by a fire.