March 22

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

March 22, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us and the Week(s) Ahead of Us – This week, Senate State Affairs heard eminent domain bills and moved the big eminent domain bill out of committee.

Unfunded Mandates Survey Results Reveal the Growing Costs of County Government

March 22, 2019| Legislative News

The Cost of County Government: 2018 Unfunded Mandates Survey is now available online. This first-of-its-kind survey highlights the costs of Texas county government and details the growing financial impact of unfunded and underfunded mandates on county budgets.

County Officials Testify on High Priority Disaster Related Bills

March 22, 2019| Legislative News

The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee met Wednesday, Mar. 20 to hear a full agenda of legislation, including several high priority disaster-related bills. A common theme among the bills heard is helping local communities respond more quickly by streamlining the disaster related recovery processes.

Senate IGR Hears Emergency Management Bills

March 22, 2019| Legislative News

The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR), chaired by Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville), met Monday, Mar. 18 to hear several bills on public improvement districts and others related to emergency management and hurricane preparedness.

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