Homestead Act

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Homestead Act

an act passed by the US Congress in 1862 making available to settlers 160-acre tracts of public land for cultivation.
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Among the committee's members is George Brint Ryan, an influential Dallas-based tax consultant whose firm helps businesses land incentives in Texas and who was featured prominently in the Times story.
But he must first convince firms to stump up the funding without the massive tax and land incentives they're after.
Brint Ryan, an influential consultant who helps businesses like ExxonMobil land incentives in Texas.