Texas Lobbyist News

March 23, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
March 2, 2016
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted:  April 11, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Quality Subcommittee 1 p.m. — Austin Employment First Task Force April 12, 2016 9 a.m. — Austin Proposed Payment […]
March 1, 2016
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: March 9, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Stakeholder Forum 2 p.m. — Austin Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response March 18, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Advisory Committee on […]