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Upcoming 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

Property Tax Reform, Select – 9/20/2018
Time: 10:00 […]

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Flores Defeats Gallego in Texas Senate Runoff for SD19

Republican Pete Flores defeated former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), 53%-47%, flipping the seat and winning the unexpired term of former Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio). Jeff Blaylock of Texas Election Source reports, “His win gives the Republicans a 21-10 advantage that will become 21-9 once Sen. Sylvia […]

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House Speaker Filings

Rep. Four Price (R- Amarillo) has announced his intention to run for Texas House Speaker. He will join the following members who have already filed to enter the race, Reps.:

  • Eric Johnson (D-Dallas)
  • Travis Clardy (R- Nacogdoches)
  • Drew Darby (R- San Angelo)
  • Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound)
  • […]

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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $739 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

On Wednesday, September 12, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $738.8 million in local sales tax allocations for September, 10.5 percent more than in September 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report […]

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Jon Niermann Named Chairman of the TCEQ

In a letter dated Aug. 31, 2018, to the secretary of state, Gov. Greg Abbott designated TCEQ Commissioner Jon Niermann as chairman of the commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.

“I am grateful for the confidence Governor Abbott has shown in me by asking me […]

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TEGAC Fall Members Meeting

Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) held its fall members meeting in Austin on September 19. During the morning program state and local perspectives on key education policy issues were provided from H.D. Chambers (Superintendent, Alief Independent School District), Nicole Conley Johnson (CFO, Austin Independent School District and member of […]

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SBOE Gives Preliminary Approval to Social Studies and Approves Mexican American Studies

On September 14, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave preliminary approval to streamlined social studies standards and gave final approval to a Mexican American Studies course. The streamlined social studies curriculum standards given approval by the State Board of Education to solicit public feedback. The board rejected a proposal […]

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