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Unfunded Mandates Survey Deadline Draws Near

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Survey results help state lawmakers understand how their decisions affect local taxpayers and county governments. Counties have until Nov. 15 to participate.

TAC Holds Inaugural County Elections Academy

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

New educational program is designed to help county election officials share best practices for organizing voting in Texas.

Counties at the Capitol Legislative Day Set for Feb. 7; TAC Legislative Services Announces Staff Update

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Save the date. TAC’s Counties at the Capitol event on Feb. 7 will dig into the big issues facing county government in the 88th Legislature. TAC Legislative Services’ new and returning team members will be there to assist.

Hear What It Takes to Make Sure Your Vote Counts; Listen to Texas County Voice

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

TAC's podcast focuses recent episodes on the Nov. 8 general election.

Tuesday Morning Breakfasts Begin Jan. 10

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

As we slide into the new year and the 88th legislative session, the Texas Association of Counties will again host weekly Tuesday Morning Breakfasts.

A Look at Some 2024-25 State Agency Funding Requests Important to Counties

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Requests considered during recently completed budget hearings included money for indigent defense, behavioral health and juvenile justice programs and to reduce the waitlist for state hospital beds.

State Broadband Office Hosts Roundtable for Local Governments

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

The event was the first of a planned series of monthly meetings to inform counties about the state’s efforts to expand access to high-speed internet.

Hearing held on guardianships, jury service

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

The House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence met Oct. 12 to take up its interim charges regarding guardianships and jury service.

County Auditors Gather in Denton County for Annual Conference

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Association swears in new President and Board and honors three members for their service.

Judges, Commissioners Celebrate Association’s 100 Years of Service

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

CJCAT marks milestone conference while looking ahead to next year’s legislative session.

Shelby County Hosts Legislative Exchange Meeting

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

County officials in Deep East Texas met Tuesday to discuss local government concerns prior to the upcoming 88th legislative session in January.

Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Multiple state and federal grant opportunities are currently available to Texas counties. Here is a select number open to applicants. Several opportunities have application periods that are time sensitive and approaching quickly.

D.C. Watch

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Congress passes continuing resolution to fund the government through mid-December.

On the Horizon

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

Selected upcoming events and deadlines.

AG Opinions and Requests

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

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

What We're Reading

October 27, 2022| Legislative News

A list of some recent Texas news of interest to counties.

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.


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