Glenn Hegar, Comptroller for the State of Texas, was the featured speaker for the Texas Tech University School of Law’s Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday, October 29, 2018. Hegar discussed what the Texas economy, the prolific growth of the oil and gas industry, and the importance that industry plays in the Texas economy.
Hegar was elected as the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. As the chief financial officer for the state and the world’s 10th-largest economy, he is dedicated to the agency’s constitutional duties of improving governmental customer service and transparency. Since election, Hegar has worked to improve Texas’ economic health by improving the tax system to foster a better environment for job creation and business expansion.
Prior to his election as comptroller, Hegar served in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate, where he worked on a wide range of common-sense solutions to problems affecting Texans, such as public education, transportation, government transparency and more.
Texas Tech’s Energy Law Lectures Series presentations are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and a live webcast of each can be seen online. The final speaker for the fall semester is Anne Idsal, EPA Administrator for Region VI, on November 19.