An interview with Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) and remarks by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, headline this year's Counties at the Capitol Day. Events begin Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 a.m.
Like so many other events over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has put TAC's Counties at the Capitol Day on virtual ground. But like so many other events over the past year, what's lost in person is gained by giving county officials who are unable to travel to Austin the opportunity to engage and participate. Online has its virtues.
Register today here to join TAC’s Counties at the Capitol Virtual Legislative Day.
A glimpse of the agenda:
Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick sits down with Speaker Phelan to discuss issues before the 87th Texas Legislature. Branick and Phelan have worked together over the past several years to help their county withstand and overcome hurricanes, floods and a massive chemical plant explosion. Hear their version of a state and local partnership on disaster response and recovery as they discuss important county issues.
Sen. Hughes follows. As chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, Hughes leads the panel charged with many priority issues for Texas counties.
TAC Legislative Services consultants also will bring you up to date on the most significant issues facing county government during the 87th Texas Legislature.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Ruedas with TAC Legislative Services at (800) 456-5974.