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It appears that the lawmakers' original attempt to collect tax revenue from out-of-state businesses backfired, and the Comptroller's office is trying to fix the PR nightmare. Texas is home to a number of high-tech companies (Dell, Rackspace, Tivoli, etc.) and so while it would make sense that the State would want to encourage the growth of Texas-based cloud hosting companies, the upcoming change in the law is more about not losing votes than acknowledging the importance of the trend towards cloud-based services.