The Legislative Reference Library has published the following graph comparing comparing all bills and resolutions filed during the prefiling period for the 71st Legislature to the 88th Legislature. Prefiling for the 88th Texas Legislature began on Monday, November 14, 2022 and 920 bills and resolutions were filed in the […]
Governor Greg Abbott has announced Gardner Pate as Chief of Staff, effective November 17, 2022. This announcement follows the departure of the Governor’s previous Chief of Staff, Luis Saenz.
Gardner Pate will serve as Chief of Staff within the Office of the Governor. Pate previously served as Deputy Chief of […]
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tori Lee and Marisela Nava to the Texas Early Learning Council for terms set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Texas Early Learning Council serves as Texas’ State Advisory Council as required by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act […]
Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Texas Military Department (TMD) directing expansion of Operation Lone Star border security efforts. This letter follows Governor Abbott’s previous letter to Texas county judges explaining Executive Order 41, which invokes federal and […]
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar asked the federal U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to provide flexibility for the Texas energy industry when considering whether to list the tricolored bat as an endangered species. Hegar also requested that FWS avoid designating the bat’s habitat as critical habitat, because such an […]
The State Board of Education met on November 18, 2022, to hear TEA Commissioner Mike Morath’s comments, take up discussion of legislative recommendations, and proposed revisions to 19 TAC. An archive of the meeting can be found here.
This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight of the […]
The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development met on November 17, 2022, to take up discussion and hear testimony on economic development programs, hotel occupancy taxes, and the monitoring of SB 13. An agenda for the hearing can be found here.
This report is intended to give you […]
The Texas Water Development Board met on November 17, 2022 and approved $52,913,408 of financial assistance for these projects. The full agenda and an archive of this hearing can be found here.
This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight of the discussions on the various topics […]
Senate Business & Commerce met on November 17 to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:
- Electricity: Assess the electricity market in Texas. Study issues impacting the Texas electric grid, including transmission planning and maintenance scheduling. Study the consequences of increased electric vehicle usage and charging on […]