02 March 2020

Capitol Update: Insurance House Interim Charge

I’d like to start this column by providing an update on a recent development with Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and their proposal to rent high-end office space in downtown Austin at an exorbitant cost. After pushback from numerous elected officials and scores of concerned citizens, the TRS board has decided to scrap plans to move the investment division...
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03 February 2020

Capitol Update: State Affairs Interim Charge

My office has recently received a number of phone calls regarding the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and their tentative plan to rent upscale offices in downtown Austin. While my colleagues and I will continue to monitor this recent development, I have serious concerns with the current plan. As the organization responsible for managing...
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20 January 2020

Capitol Update: 2020 Census

With the dawning of a new decade, the United States Census Bureau will begin carrying out a constitutionally mandated count, or Census, of every US resident from sea to shining sea. The importance of this process cannot be understated, as the final numbers will determine everything from the number of electoral votes the State of...
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09 December 2019

Capitol Update: House Committee on Business and Industry

Following every Legislative Session, the Texas Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House issue interim charges for committees in their respective chambers to study important issues that help guide the Texas Legislature’s policymaking in the future. The Texas House recently received our interim charges, and members will soon begin to meet with their respective committees...
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