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    Education & Training

    The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) provides a wide variety of coordinated, professionally planned training events to address the daily challenges of county officials and staff.

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    D.C. Watch

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  The National Association of Counties and local partners outline concerns with the U.S. Treasury’s proposal amending the definition of "obligation" under ARPA.

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    Broadband Development Office Shifts Strategy

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Texas BDO opts for National Broadband Map to ensure greater accuracy and align with federal initiatives.

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    HHSC to Launch $100 Million Grant Program for Mental Health Facilities

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services Counties face a 30-day window to respond. The one-time opportunity requires a local match based on county population.

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    Selected Grant Opportunities for Texas Counties

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Many state and federal grant opportunities are available to Texas counties. Here is a select number open to applicants.

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    Registration Now Open for 2024 Legislative Conference

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Make plans to join us in Austin on Aug. 28-30. Discounted sign-up rates available.

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    District, County Attorneys Welcome New Board

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Leadership for 2024 includes Yoakum County DA Bill Helwig and Kaufman County DA Erleigh Norville Wiley. Association adds final legislative update session.

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    AG Opinions and Requests

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Recent Attorney General opinions and requests for opinions of interest to counties.

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    On the Horizon

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  Selected upcoming events and deadlines.

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    What We're Reading

    January 26, 2024

     Legislative Services  A selected list of recent county-relevant news articles.

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    Month in Review: A Digest of Capitol News

    December 15, 2023

     Legislative Services  Fourth special session ends with no deal on school vouchers. The number of lawmakers not seeking reelection reaches 16 in the Texas House.

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    Jefferson County Constable Chris Bates Named National Constable of the Year

    December 15, 2023

     Legislative Services  Bates is the current president of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas. He was also honored by his hometown of Port Arthur.

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    Voters Approve 13 of 14 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

    December 15, 2023

     Legislative Services Turnout highest since 2005 as voters give thumbs up to property tax relief and infrastructure spending but say no to raising mandatory retirement age for judges.

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