Comptroller Hopefuls Back Update of Immigration Study

A majority of the candidates running to replace Texas Comptroller Susan Combs say that if elected, they would do what she has said her office cannot: update a key study on the economic impact of illegal immigration.

Such an analysis — which hasn’t been conducted since 2006, the year before Combs became comptroller — would serve to inform lawmakers and guide them in their policymaking when the Legislature reconvenes in 2015, said the candidates who are in favor of the new study.

The current GOP field for comptroller includes state Sen. Glenn Hegar of Katy; former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina; state ...

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