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Senate Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security, Select – June 12, 2018

The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security heard invited and public testimony related to providing school districts and charter schools with more robust security options.

This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight of the discussions on the various topics the committee took up. […]

June 15th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pension Review Board – June 14, 2018

The Pension Review Board met on June 14 to discuss actuarial reviews of several pension systems across the state, retirement plan design, recent legislative action, and the upcoming LAR. The full agenda and agenda item tabs can be found here. The report below follows the structure of the meeting, […]

June 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Governor Abbott Appoints Botkin To Public Utility Commission Of Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shelly Botkin to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. PUC regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.

Shelly Botkin of Austin is […]

June 12th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Senate Hearings on School Safety

The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Safety held the first of four hearings on campus safety and violence prevention Monday, June 11. Committee Chair Senator Larry Taylor of Friendswood, who represents the Santa Fe school district, said that improving school safety is a complex problem involving […]

June 12th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Senate Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security, Select – Monday, June 11, 2018

The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security heard invited and public testimony related to school hardening and security.

This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight of the discussions on the various topics the committee took up. This report is not a verbatim transcript […]

June 12th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Local Sales Tax Allocations Up 11%

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today, June 6, he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $710.4 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 11 percent more than in June 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax […]

June 6th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments