On July 18, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released a response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 ozone attainment/nonattainment designations. TCEQ agreed with the EPA designations for Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties as Attainment/Unclassifiable for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality […]
The House Committee on Special Purpose Districts met on July 19 to discuss a new template for Municipal Utility District and Management District bills.
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 […]
In the June 27 press release, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar issues initial guidance and a memorandum noting the following was taking place or will take place:
- Implementation will be done carefully and deliberately with ample input from the public
- Reviewing of rules for possible updates – for example, explain the amount […]
The House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism met on July 18 to hear invited testimony on interim charges related to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on several state agencies as well as mobilizing private boat owners during a disaster.
This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight […]
The House Agriculture & Livestock committee met on July 17th, 2018 to take up interim charges related to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s and the Texas Animal Health Commission’s role in the response to Hurricane Harvey, the Texas olive and olive oil industry, the Seed Certification Program, the uses of […]
The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) has released its audit report of the Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) procedures for major contract and grant procurements. The audit was prepared in response to a request from the Office of the Governor earlier this year in April and is part of […]
The Legislative Budget Board met to hear testimony from the office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts regarding the financial condition of this state. The committee discussed new numbers released in the Comptroller’s revised Certification Revenue Estimate on July 11.
This report is intended to give you an overview and […]
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released a revision to the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) as well as a letter to state leadership detailing the new revision. Hegar is scheduled to testify before the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) this afternoon regarding the financial condition of the state and HillCo […]
The Texas Commission on Public School Finance met on July 10 to hear invited testimony and to consider the Outcomes Working Group recommendations white paper. (link)
This report is intended to give you an overview and highlight of the discussions on the various topics the committee took up. This report […]
The Texas Water Development Board met on July 9 to hear invited testimony on ongoing funding efforts and the agency’s strategic plan. TWDB approved financial assistance totaling $1,300,000 for Texas communities. Of this funding, $800,000 was approved for a rural water project.
- $500,000 to the Orange County Drainage District (Orange […]