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 […]
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 […]
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)
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 […]
Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a statement supporting a U.S. District Court after it issued an injunction affecting Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi to prevent enforcement of the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Paxton and a coalition of 20 states previously sought to stay enforcement of […]
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 […]
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has opened the public comment period on the Draft State Flood Assessment. The public review and comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2018. Comments may be emailed to PUBLIC-COMMENT@twdb.texas.gov, provided in public testimony at the October 3rd TWDB […]
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 […]
The State Board of Education (SBOE) has authored a letter to the School Land Board (SLB) requesting that the SLB reconsider it’s August 21 decision not to distribute funds to the Permanent School Fund (PSF)/SBOE. For more information, please see the letter here.
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 […]