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

May 24, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us – The 86th regular legislative session is drawing to a close with the Legislature scheduled to adjourn sine die on Monday, May 27. This week included a flurry of activity, as both chambers met late into the evening to pass legislation before their respective deadlines.

State Budget Update: Items of Interest to Counties

May 24, 2019| Legislative News

Conferees on House Bill 1, the state budget for the 2020-2021 biennium, have found agreement on a significant portion of the budget. Compromises have been reached on items in Articles I - X, but details associated with health and human services funding, school finance and property tax relief have still not come into focus.

AG Opinions and Requests

May 24, 2019| Legislative News

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

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

May 17, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us and the Week Ahead of Us – Only 10 days remain in the 86th regular legislative session. The conference committee report on Senate Bill 2, the property tax bill, is imminent, the Driver Responsibility Program repealer has now passed both chambers, the state budget is close to being finalized, while the comptroller tells the Legislature it has a little bit more walking around money.

TCEQ Free Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Workshop — Waco

May 17, 2019| Legislative News

It’s not too late for owners and operators of Phase II MS4 permits to register to attend a free workshop! There are still seats available for the June workshop in Waco.

Final Tuesday Morning Breakfast for 86th Legislative Session

May 17, 2019| Legislative News

Join us for our last Tuesday Morning Breakfast to wrap up the 86th Legislative Session.

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

May 10, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us and the Week(s) Ahead of Us – We are in a race to the end of the 86th Regular Session. There is some (remote) hope for funding for voting machines, while a committee heard some problematic election bills.

Tax Swap Proposal Dies

May 10, 2019| Legislative News

Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Houston), the author of House Joint Resolution (HJR) 3 and House Bill 4621, which would have asked voters to increase the state sales tax by 1 cent to buy down school district property taxes, postponed consideration for the resolution and House bill until Jan. 12, 2021.

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

May 03, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us and the Week(s) Ahead of Us – We are just under 25 days away from sine die, the last day of the regular legislative session. The House passed SB 2, the 3.5 percent revenue cap bill, and the measure now moves to a conference committee.

SB 2 - Property Tax Bill Passes House, Heads to a Conference Committee

May 03, 2019| Legislative News

April 30 was County Government Day at the Capitol and on the same day, the Texas House took up Senate Bill 2 in place of HB 2 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock). SB 2 is the property tax bill that remains a top priority of the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker during the 86th Session.

County Government Day at the Capitol Celebrated

May 03, 2019| Legislative News

Tuesday's County Government Day celebration began in the TAC Events Center with the weekly Tuesday Morning Breakfast and an update on bills scheduled for the week.

AG Opinions and Requests

May 03, 2019| Legislative News

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


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