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Legislation Effective Jan. 1

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

All legislation includes a clause stipulating when the law will take effect. The bills described below take effect Jan. 1. More information on these bills and others can be found in TAC’s 2021 Legislative Analysis Report.

Flood of Incumbents Announce They Will Not Seek Reelection

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

The third and fourth longest-serving members of the Texas Senate, the chair of the powerful House State Affairs Committee, the architects of 2019’s lauded public education reform, a 30-year veteran of the Texas House: What do these lawmakers share in common? None of them will be back when the Legislature reconvenes 13 months from now.

Governor’s Public Safety Office Criminal Justice Grants for 2023

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

On Dec. 13 the Governor’s Public Safety Office will begin accepting applications for various state and federal Criminal Justice grants.

Federal Grant Opportunity: Rural eConnectivity Program

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a rural development agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is accepting applications for fiscal year 2022 for the Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect).

All 8 Proposed Amendments on November Ballot Now Part of Texas Constitution

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

The 87th Legislature passed eight joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Texas Constitution, all of which took effect immediately after voters approved them on Nov. 2.

D.C. Watch

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

Congress Passes Bipartisan ‘Hard’ Infrastructure Investment Bill; $35 Billion Set for Texas

Record Number Joins Webinar to Discuss Senate Bill 41

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

Senate Bill 41 by Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) takes effect on Jan. 1.

County Judges and Commissioners Hold Annual Conference

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

More than 280 county judges and commissioners met on Oct. 11-14 in Round Rock for their 99th Annual State Judges and Commissioners Conference.

TDCAA Holds Annual Elected Prosecutor Conference

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

The Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) kicked off its annual Elected Prosecutor Conference in Rockwall on Dec. 1.

Tax Assessor-Collectors Attend V.G. Young School

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

Tax Assessor-Collectors and staff attended the 39th Annual V.G. Young School for County Tax Assessor-Collectors in November in Round Rock.

2021 Texas Public Funds Investment Conference

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

Following a shift to a virtual format in 2020 due to the pandemic, TAC’s Texas Public Funds Investment Conference returned to an in-person gathering and welcomed over 100 guests for the two-day educational event.

What We're Reading

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

Here's a look at some of the Texas stories media outlets covered this week:

AG Opinions and Requests

December 10, 2021| Legislative News

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

Move for Meals Contest Winners!

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The final contest of 2021, Move for Meals, has finished and we're happy to announce the top finishing counties in each of the five territories!

NEW! WW’s Most Personalized Program Ever—No Two Plans Are Alike

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Discover WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program! It can help you drop the pounds you want while eating what you love and living your life fully.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re hoping you make time and space for good food and gratitude this year. To help, here are some resources from Livongo.

Holidays and Your EAP

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Visit your EAP website "Holidays and Your EAP" to find information and resources on many seasonal topics.

Omada: Inspiring Healthy Habits You Can Live With

November 22, 2021| Health and Benefits News

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime.

Registration is Open! Healthy County Boot Camp – Feb. 9-11

November 22, 2021|

We have nearly 175 attendees registered to attend the Healthy County Boot Camp Feb. 9-11, 2022, at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock. If you aren’t signed up already, we hope you will join us!

Move for Meals Contest Winners!

November 22, 2021|

The final contest of 2021, Move for Meals, has finished and we're happy to announce the top finishing counties in each of the five territories!

NEW! WW’s Most Personalized Program Ever—No Two Plans Are Alike

November 22, 2021|

Discover WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program! It can help you drop the pounds you want while eating what you love and living your life fully.

NEW! WW’s Most Personalized Program Ever—No Two Plans Are Alike

November 22, 2021|

Discover WW’s new PersonalPoints™ Program! It can help you drop the pounds you want while eating what you love and living your life fully.

Stay Healthy this Fall with Livongo Resources

November 22, 2021|

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re hoping you make time and space for good food and gratitude this year. To help, here are some resources from Livongo.

Holidays and Your EAP

November 22, 2021|

Visit your EAP website Holidays and Your EAP to find information and resources on many seasonal topics.

Omada: Inspiring Healthy Habits You Can Live With

November 22, 2021|

Omada helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health, all with a simple app. We’ll match you with a health coach you can talk to anytime, anywhere—and you’ll never pay a dime.


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