FY2022-2023 LAR Spotlight: Texas Higher Education Coordination Board

This report covers the submitted LAR document and attempts to summarize the priorities and changes in the aforementioned Legislative Appropriations Request for the Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).


The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund, as part of the CARES Act of 2020, provided THECB with a one-time $175 million injection to support financial aid […]

September 25th, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

FY2022-2023 LAR Spotlight: Soil and Water Conservation Board

This report covers the submitted LAR document and attempts to summarize the priorities and changes in the aforementioned Legislative Appropriations Request.


The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) identified numerous natural resource concerns not adequately addressed by current programs. Additional funding requests are not being made at this […]

September 25th, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

Governor Abbott Announces Agreement with Health Insurers to Continue Payment Parity for Telehealth

Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas’ major health insurers have agreed to continue reimbursing network health care providers for telehealth appointments at the same rate which they pay for office visits through the end of 2020. While the agreement applies only to state-regulated plans, both the ERS and the […]

September 25th, 2020|Tags: , |0 Comments

Railroad Commission Open Meeting – September 22, 2020

The Railroad Commission of Texas met on September 22 to discuss a variety of issues, including Surface Mining and Reclamation and Oil and Gas permits and applications, as well as legal matters and the Legislative Appropriations Request for the Commission. This report covers agenda items 218 and 220, encompassing the […]

September 22nd, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments

THECB Retains Clearinghouse’s Student Tracker Premium Data Services

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has announced that the agency has retained Student Tracker Premium data services from the National Student Clearinghouse for summer 2020 through summer 2022. THECB’s retention of Clearinghouse premium data services is intended benefit educational efforts across Texas by:

  • Enabling public institutions of […]
September 22nd, 2020|Tags: |0 Comments