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Upcoming May Legislative Hearings

For the latest updates on all legislative committee hearings, visit “Legislative News from Texas” frequently to confirm hearings since dates and times can and do change. Standing committee hearings held at the Capitol, live and archived, can be listened to at the following links: House | Senate.

Upcoming Senate Committee Meetings

Business & Commerce – 5/15/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, […]

May 8th, 2018|

House Environmental Regulation – April 25, 2018

The House Committee on Environmental Regulation met on April 25 to hear invited testimony regarding an interim charge related to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) response and clean-up efforts related to Hurricane Harvey as well as to discuss new developments in NAAQS litigation.

This report is intended to give […]

April 25th, 2018|Tags: , |

Health Care Hearings – February 16, 2018

The following state agency health care hearings have been scheduled between February 17 and March 9.
 
2/19/2018
 
Austin-Travis County MHMR Center
February 19, 2018 – 12:00 PM
1430 Collier Street, Austin
 
Integral Care Finance Committee AGENDA I. Citizens' Comments (Presentations are limited to 3 minutes) […]

February 16th, 2018|Tags: , |

TCEQ Executive Director Richard Hyde to Step Down in March

Richard Hyde, Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as Executive Director in March of this year and retiring from state government in April. Hyde joined TCEQ in 1992 and has served as executive director since 2014. […]

February 14th, 2018|Tags: |

Sales Tax Revenue – 9.1% Higher

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January 2018, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax revenue occurred across all major economic sectors,” Hegar said. “The strong growth in revenue was led by collections from the mining, construction and wholesale […]

February 13th, 2018|Tags: |

TWDB Board meeting on February 15

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will meet on February at 9:30 a.m. to consider approving construction funds for North Texas Municipal Water District’s Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. The reservoir will serve as a major water supply source for approximately 1.7 million Texans. TWDB will also consider financial assistance for […]

February 13th, 2018|Tags: |

Commission Discusses School Finance Trends and Incentives

The Texas Commission on Public School Finance met on February 8, hearing from several witnesses. Topics generating significant conversation included campus level expenditures, identifying students in poverty, recapture, funding formula complexities, funding for charters and incentivize student outcomes. The chair of the commission, Judge Brister, also established workgroups in […]

February 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Commissioners Retiring from TxDOT

Two members of the Texas Transportation Commission are leaving the board, which governs the Texas Department of Transportation.
 
Tryon Lewis of Odessa and Victor Vandergriff of Arlington have resigned. Lewis announced that he plans to apply to be a judge in Odessa.

February 12th, 2018|Tags: |

Key Dates for Primary and November 6th 2018 Elections

March 6 Primary Elections 

  • Feb. 5 – Last day to register to vote in the Primaries
  • Feb. 20 – First day of early voting
  • Mar. 2 – Last day of early voting 
  • Mar. 6, 2018 – Primary Election Date
  • May 14 – First day of early voting for runoff
  • May 18 – Last day […]
February 12th, 2018|Tags: |

House Transportation – February 8, 2018

The House Committee on Transportation met on February 8 to discuss the following interim charges:
  • Review the management of the oversize/overweight permitting system and ensure that the state is adequately protecting the driving public and road integrity. Make recommendations to improve operations.
  • Study emerging issues in transportation related to technology and evaluate […]

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February 8th, 2018|Tags: , |

House Transportation – February 7, 2018

The House Committee on Transportation met on February 7 to discuss the following interim charges:
  • Review the state's response to Hurricane Harvey and natural disaster preparedness with respect to the transportation system and transportation infrastructure. Make recommendations for improving agency operations related to emergency preparedness and response.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs […]

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February 7th, 2018|Tags: , |