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Bridging the Mental Health Gap

August 05, 2018| Legislative News

A workshop on Texas’ growing mental health crisis brought together 100 county officials from across the state July 19-20 in Georgetown.

Attend a Legislative Exchange this Fall and Help Set the Agenda for the 86th Legislative Session

August 05, 2018| Legislative News

TAC’s legislative staff is traveling the state to hear from county officials about what they are interested in and concerned about...

Get More out of TAC's Legislative Conference

August 03, 2018| Legislative News

TAC’s 2018 Legislative Conference might be one of the most important events county officials attend this year.

Update! New Unfunded Mandates Video Released

August 03, 2018| Legislative News

TAC worked with county officials from across the state earlier this summer to produce a new vi​deo​ to educate the general public about unfunded mandates and encourage legislators to...

Federal Update: National Flood Insurance Program Extended, Farm Bill Advances

August 03, 2018| Legislative News

U.S. Senate passed another short-term extension to keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from lapsing.

Comptroller Expecting $2.7 Billion More in State Revenue

August 03, 2018| Legislative News

Comptroller Glenn Hegar testified before the Legislative Budget Board members and released his updated Certification Revenue Estimate report (CRE), which projects...

GLO Seeks County Input for Disaster Recovery Planning Funds

August 03, 2018| Legislative News

The General Land Office is conducting a survey to collect more local and regional input for the $137 million Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery

U.S. Supreme Court Rules to Allow Sales Tax on Remote Sales

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on June 21 to allow states to require certain remote sellers, such as internet retailers, to collect sales taxes even if...

Senate IGR Committee Travels to Rio Grande Valley

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR), chaired by Sen. Eddie Lucio, traveled to the Rio Grande Valley for the latest hearing on May 31.

State Studying All Aspects of School Safety, Including Mental Health

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

In the aftermath of the devastating school shooting in Santa Fe, both Gov. Greg Abbott and the Legislature have prioritized a review of potential...

Attend a Legislative Exchange this Fall and Help Set the Agenda for the 86th Legislative Session

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

TAC’s legislative staff is traveling the state to hear from county officials about what they are interested in and concerned about as...

County Affairs Committee Discusses Natural Disaster Recovery

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

The House Committee on County Affairs held a hearing on June 6 where they discussed how natural disasters affect county finances and...

Checking in on Emergency Management Preparedness

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

TAC's 2018 Legislative Conference might be one of the most important events county officials attend this year.

State Seeking Input on Fair Housing

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

The following information is provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs:

TCEQ is Seeking Irrigator Advisory Council Nominations

July 06, 2018| Legislative News

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is requesting nominations for three individuals to serve on the Irrigator Advisory Council (council).

But Wait, There's More... Beyond the Breakout Sessions at TAC's Legislative Conference

July 05, 2018| Legislative News

TAC's 2018 Legislative Conference might be one of the most important events county officials attend this year.

A Status Report on the Unfunded Mandates Survey: Make Sure Your County Participates

June 07, 2018| Legislative News

Like inflation and population growth, unfunded mandates drive increases in county expenditures. The ongoing 2018 Unfunded Mandates Survey will likely offer further evidence in support of this concept...

Congress Authorizes Funds for Election Security

June 06, 2018| Legislative News

Congress authorized the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Election Security Fund making $380 million in grants available to states to improve the administration of elections...

Order More Unfunded Mandate Info Cards Online for Free

June 04, 2018| Legislative News

We’ve challenged county officials across the state to take the message of ending unfunded mandates to their constituents, legislators and state leaders...

Annual Report on the Judiciary Reveals Interesting Statewide Case Trends

June 03, 2018| Legislative News

The Office of Court Administration (OCA) recently released its FY 2017 Annual Statistical Report for the Texas Judiciary, and it reveals some interesting statewide case trends.

Attorney General Opinions and Requests

June 01, 2018| Legislative News

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

Deadline Extended for Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals

June 01, 2018| Legislative News

Deadline Extended for Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals

County Affairs Committee Discusses Natural Disaster Recovery

June 01, 2018| Legislative News

The House Committee on County Affairs held a hearing on how natural disasters affect county finances and the ordinance-making and enforcement authority counties need to appropriately and effectively respond to future events...

Breakout Session Topics Announced for TAC Legislative Conference

June 01, 2018| Legislative News

The 85th legislative session and special session have been described as varyingly as tough, ugly and anti-local government by observers, but we expect the upcoming session to give it a run for its money...

2018 TAC Salary Survey Now Available

May 04, 2018| Legislative News

​​The 2018 TAC Salary Survey wrapped up at the end of April, and the information is now available...


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