County Issues

Counties at the Capitol Day Set for Feb. 7

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

Join us next month for TAC's Counties at the Capitol day. We'll dig into the top issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. Here's how to sign up.

Registration Open for 2023 Legislative Conference

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

The annual gathering will offer a retrospective look at the 88th Legislature. Early-bird rates are available through Aug. 7.

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Senate committee assignments this week. House assignments remain pending.

State Budget Bills: County Highlights

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

Last week, the Texas House and Senate filed their proposed budgets for the 2024-25 biennium, marking the beginning of the budget process for both chambers. We’ve underlined some funding important to counties.

Bills of Interest

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

TAC Legislative Services staff has highlighted some recently filed bills of interest to county officials.

Join Our Weekly Legislative Breakfast Meeting

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

Did you miss this week's Tuesday Morning Breakfast? Here’s a recap and how you can attend the next one.

Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

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

AG Opinions and Requests

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

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

What We're Reading

January 26, 2023| Legislative News

A selected list of recent county-relevant news articles.

Counties at the Capitol Day Set for Feb. 7

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

All roads lead to Austin early next month for TAC’s Counties at the Capitol day. The event's activities will bring you up to speed on the top issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. Here's how to sign up.

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick officially begin their third terms. The priorities for the 88th Legislature come into sharper focus with leaders' inaugural comments.

Join Our Weekly Legislative Breakfast Meeting

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

Did you miss this week's Tuesday Morning Breakfast? Here’s a recap and how you can attend the next one.

Listen to TAC's Podcast, Texas County Voice

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

Find an overview of the new legislation session on the podcast's latest episode and learn how TAC can keep you up to date on the Legislature’s latest developments.

Bills of Interest

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

TAC Legislative Services staff has highlighted some recently filed bills of interest to county officials.

Baseline Budget Bills Released

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

The House and Senate have filed their versions of the state budget for the 2024-25 biennium. The so-called baseline budget bills are the starting point for budget negotiations.

Registration Now Open for 2023 Legislative Conference

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

The event will offer a retrospective look at the 88th Legislature. Early-bird rates are available through Aug. 7.

What We're Reading

January 20, 2023| Legislative News

A University of Texas professor and a colleague sought to answer the question, "What makes government employees want to leave their jobs?" Their findings are just one of several recent Texas news stories that caught our attention.

Counties at the Capitol Day Set for Feb. 7

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

All roads lead to Austin early next month for TAC’s Counties at the Capitol day. The event's activities will bring you up to speed on the top issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. Here's how to sign up.

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

The 88th Legislature has begun as have our weekly newsletters that will keep you up to date on the activities at the Capitol, especially those that relate to county government.

Comptroller Releases Record Revenue Estimate

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

The day before the 88th Legislature convened, Comptroller Glenn Hegar projected an unprecedented $188.2 billion would be available to fund state government for the next two-year budget cycle – a 26% increase from 2022-23.

TAC Holds First-Ever Hybrid Tuesday Morning Breakfast

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

The weekly meetings, held both in person and online, offer a high-level look at the county-related bills the Legislature will consider this year. Here’s how to participate.

Bills of Interest

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

TAC Legislative Services staff has highlighted some recently filed bills of interest to county officials.

D.C. Watch

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

The 117th Congress concluded Jan. 3, but not before passing an omnibus spending bill beneficial to Texas counties.

Texas Broadband Development Map Now Available

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

The new map delineates between areas eligible and ineligible for financial assistance. A challenge process is in the works, with plans to update the map twice a year.

Elections Officials Hold Mid-Winter Conference

January 13, 2023| Legislative News

County election officials and their staff members met in San Antonio last week for their mid-winter conference. More than 150 were in attendance and heard from their colleagues who shared best practices in conducting elections.


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