Texas Lobbyist News

June 7, 2017

Governor Abbott Announces Special Session

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a legislative special session that will begin on July 18th, 2017. In his announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call. “Considering all the successes of the 85th […]
May 7, 2017

85th Legislature Bill Movement Chart

As the 85th Legislature draws to a close, a series of end-of-session deadlines begin to take effect. Below is a list of deadlines that occur next week: Monday, May 8: Last day for house committees to report house bills and house joint […]
March 23, 2017

Legislative Bill Filing Deadline Has Passed

As filing deadline has come and gone, this Legislative Session breaks previous records for the number of bills filed! Total Number of Bills Filed this Session= 6,517 (The House filed 4,273 bills; The Senate filed 2,244 bills) Comparatively, the 84th […]
February 14, 2017

National Healthcareer Association Gains Texas Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

Texas professionals will have another certification option in growing field LEAWOOD, Kan. (February 13, 2017) – The state of Texas has approved the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a certification meeting the professional […]
February 14, 2017

Speaker Joe Straus Announces House Committee Details and Facts

House Committee Details and Facts On Thursday, House Speaker Joe Straus announced House committee assignments. The speaker said, “We want to utilize House members’ strengths and allow them to work on issues that matter to their districts. Some very good […]
January 27, 2017

Texas Lobby Group at the top of Capitol Inside Lobby Rankings for 2017

The biennial rankings of Texas lobbyists and lobby teams were released today, and the Texas Lobby Group and its members topped the rankings, yet again. The Texas Lobby Group boasts three lobbyists that rank among the top 10 most powerful […]
November 11, 2016

2016 Election Recap

There was never a dull moment in this election cycle and Election Day was equally full of shock and awe. At around 2 A.M. this morning, the Associated Press finally called the last swing state and Donald Trump was named […]
November 7, 2016

2016 Election Update

A historic Election Day is around the corner, November 8, 2016, and while the Presidential race garners most, if not all of the attention, down ballot races are key to Texas politics. Voter turnout in Texas is set to be […]
May 5, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: May 5, 2016 1:30 p.m. — Austin Hospital Payment Advisory Committee May 10, 2016 3 p.m. — Austin Proposed amendment to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs Eligibility Requirements May 17, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin […]
April 25, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: May 2, 2016 10:30 a.m. — Austin Perinatal Advisory Council May 4, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Executive Committee Meeting June 6, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin […]
April 3, 2016

Texas Health and Human Services Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: April 7, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Day Habilitation and Employment Subcommittee April 11, 2016 9:30 a.m. — Austin Proposed New Rules Related to Texas Healthcare […]
March 3, 2016

Super Tuesday in Texas

Super Tuesday has come and gone but the vote tallies of last night’s races will have a lasting effect on the upcoming legislative session. Ted Cruz secured a Texas-sized presidential primary win at 43.76%. Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan […]