County Issues

Senate Committee Considers Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

The Senate Committee on Local Government met Tuesday to hear testimony on four of its assigned interim charges.

County Officials Prepare for 2023 Session

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

More than 700 county officials and staff from across Texas attended TAC's Legislative Conference in August to explore issues important to local government.

Reminder: UFM Survey Due by Nov. 15

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

The Unfunded Mandates (UFM) Survey is important to all Texas counties.

House Appropriations Committee Focuses on Juvenile Justice Department Halt on Intakes and its Effect on County Probation Departments

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

In a June 29 letter, the interim Executive Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) told county juvenile probation departments that the intake of youth committed to state facilities was temporarily suspended due to staffing shortages.

Brazoria County Sheriff, State Representatives Host Countywide School Safety Summit

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Discussion highlighted individual school district policies and programs used to secure local campuses. Several school officials asked for the Legislature to appropriate direct funding for school security.

U.S. Census Bureau Seeks Input for 2030 Census

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

The bureau is looking for public recommendations to help it better reach historically undercounted people and encourage everyone to respond to the next census.

Broadband Development Office to Host Monthly Local Government Roundtable

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Virtual meetings will give participants the chance to engage with members of broadband office staff and other communities focused on expanding access to high-speed internet.

D.C. Watch

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Joint Budget Hearings for 2024-25 Legislative Appropriations Requests Begin

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Staff from the Office of the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board recently began public hearings on the 2024-25 Legislative Appropriations Requests (LARs) of state agencies, higher education agencies and institutions, state courts and judicial agencies.

Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Many state and federal grant opportunities are available to Texas counties. Here are a select number currently open to applicants.

On the Horizon

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

Selected upcoming events and deadlines.

AG Opinions and Requests

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent Attorney General Opinions and Requests for Opinions of interest to counties.

Bridging the Future

September 16, 2022| Legislative News

County treasurers from across the state met in Waco this month for the 74th Annual County Treasurers' Association of Texas Conference.

County Officials Testify Before Senate Finance Committee Hearing on State Mental Health Services

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Panel examines state hospital capacity, the impact of mental health issues on county jails and other related matters as it prepares for next year's legislative session.

Comptroller Projects $27 Billion Surplus

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Revised estimate for 2023 fiscal year follows unprecedented growth in tax revenues.

Texas House Committee Releases Report on Uvalde Shooting

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

The panel is one of two tasked by Gov. Abbott to investigate the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Registration Still Open for Legislative Conference

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

The three-day event helps county officials and staff prepare for the 88th Legislature. Early-bird rates remain available through Aug. 8.

Senate Finance Committee Holds Interim Hearing on Operation Lone Star, Bail Bond Reform

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Several county officials were on hand to discuss resource needs and the impact of the issues on local government.

Senate Committee on Finance Holds Hearing to Discuss Federal Funding

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Senators evaluated the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on state agencies, including costs incurred due to federal mandates, the use of 'one-time' federal funding sources and where federal funding will likely be significantly reduced in the future.

Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Many state and federal grant opportunities are available to Texas counties. Here are a select number currently open to applicants.

Listen to Texas County Voice

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

The Texas Association of Counties' Texas County Voice is a podcast about the people, issues and all things important to Texans and Texas counties. The latest episode, available today, features an interview with Hemphill County Judge Lisa Johnson.

North and East Texas County Judges, Commissioners Hold Annual Conference

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

More than 165 officials join gathering; new board members sworn in.

With ‘Onward Together’ as Their Theme, JPs and Constables Gather for Annual Conference

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Sergio De Leon is sworn in as association's new president; annual awards also presented.

County, District Clerks Attend Annual Conference

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

Chambers County District Clerk Patti Henry is sworn in as association's new president; top clerks of the year honored.

CLG Hosts Lunch Training Opportunity

July 28, 2022| Legislative News

The gathering was the first of several meetings that will take place before next year’s legislative session.


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