January

Registration Open for TAC Legislative Conference

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

Registration for the Texas Association of Counties' 2022 Legislative Conference, set for Aug. 24-26 in Austin, is now open.

TAC Debuts 'Texas County Voice' Podcast

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

The Texas Association of Counties has joined the world of podcasting, launching "Texas County Voice" this month to highlight the people and issues important to Texas counties.

New Reporting Deadline Approaches for Counties With Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

Counties are accustomed to providing the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts with annual data on local ad valorem tax collections and indigent health care costs.

Texas Bond Review Board: Counties hold 5.8% of total local debt

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

The Texas population boom continues and local governments are building the infrastructure required for sustainable economic and community development.

Primary Elections Fast Approach

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

Millions of dollars in political advertisements canvas Texas’ highway billboards and fill our airwaves and mailboxes, heralding the biennial return of a sport as competitive as any: campaign season.

2022 TAC Salary Survey Started

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

We mailed survey forms for the 2022 TAC Salary Survey to all 254 counties this month.

U.S. Treasury Issues Final ARPA Rules

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the final rules for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which also cover the $65.1 billion in federal funds sent to counties nationwide under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

D.C. Watch

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

TAC's federal outreach team attended a NACo forum this month to discuss shared legislative priorities with TAC's peers.

Broadband Development Office Planning Statewide Listening Tour

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) is recommending counties begin to assess the broadband needs of their community.

County officials discuss mass gathering permits at meeting of concert safety task force

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

On Jan. 6, Gov. Greg Abbott’s Texas Task Force on Concert Safety convened for the fifth time, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

AG Opinions and Requests

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

TAC has highlighted recent attorney general opinions and requests for opinions of interest to counties.

What We're Reading

January 27, 2022| Legislative News

Here's a look at some of the Texas stories media outlets have covered recently.


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