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    Legislative Services

    Texas is 254 counties strong. That's a lot of experience and know-how state lawmakers can rely on when making public policy decisions. County officials across Texas are ready to help.

    A Voice for County Government

    Texas is 254 counties strong. That's a lot of experience and know-how state lawmakers can rely on when making public policy decisions. County officials across Texas are ready to help. Trust your county to be a committed and dependable partner.

    2023 Legislative Analysis Report

    The 2023 Legislative Analysis Report summarizes legislation passed by the 88th Texas Legislature that affects counties and the Texans served by counties. Printed copies are available for order here.
     

    County Legislative Issues

    Emergency Preparedness

    While the next storm cannot be stopped and the timing of the next disaster is unknown, counties are prepared.

    Property Taxes

    Lower revenue caps are a one-size-fits-all approach based on the faulty assumption that the need for services is steady from year to year.

    More County Issues

    TAC's legislative staff has created a series of informative briefs, in-depth reports, entertaining videos, simple talking points and collections of news articles.

    Upcoming Legislative Events

    TAC Legislative Conference

    The TAC Legislative Conference provides valuable insights into the most pressing county government issues. 
    August 28, 2024 - August 30, 2024
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Fairmont Austin Hotel
    101 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

    TAC Legislative Conference

    August 27, 2025 - August 29, 2025
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Fairmont Austin Hotel
    101 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701

    TAC Legislative Conference

    August 26, 2026 - August 28, 2026
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Fairmont Austin Hotel
    101 Red River St. Austin, TX 78701
    Outreach Tools

    Federal Outreach

     Legislative  Texas counties and the services they provide are greatly impacted by the decisions made in Washington, D.C. The TAC Legislative Services department understands this and is your liaison to federal policy makers.

    Publications

    County Issues Newsletter

     Resources for Officials 
    Keep current on the issues important to county government. Get the latest legislative news aticles from the County Issues newsletter.