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February 17, 2016
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UT regents poised to spend millions on telemedicine, other initiatives

GALVESTON — University of Texas System regents are expected on Thursday to tap the system’s endowment for $45.8 million to underwrite three high-priority initiatives, including creating a statewide telemedicine network that would allow patients in rural areas to get specialty […]
February 17, 2016
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Insperity shows it has heart in support for the American Heart Association

It was all about the heart health at Insperity’s corporate headquarters in Kingwood Feb. 13. A day before Valentine’s Day and in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease, around 600 Insperity employees formed a large heart outside of […]
February 5, 2016
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Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted:  Feb. 12, 2016 10 a.m. — Austin Advisory Committee on Qualifications for Health Care Translators and Interpreters Feb. 18, 2016 9 a.m. — Austin Medical Care Advisory Committee Feb. 19, 2016 11 a.m. — Houston STAR Kids […]
January 29, 2016
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The Primary Election Registration Deadline is February 1

Monday, Feb. 1, is the deadline to make sure you are registered to vote in the March 1 primary election. If you are not registered, it’s easy to sign up. Please visit this website for more information. If you aren’t […]
January 11, 2016
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

  Jan. 12, 2016 9 a.m. — Austin STAR Kids – Client Information Session 1 p.m. — Austin STAR Kids – Provider Information Session 6 p.m. — Austin STAR Kids – Client Information Session Jan. 14, 2016 9 a.m. — Lubbock STAR Kids – […]
December 7, 2015
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Senate Select on Property Tax Reform (PUBLIC HEARING)

MONDAY – 12/07/15 02:30 P.M., E1.012 The Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief has scheduled an organizational hearing on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:30pm in E1.012. There will be no public testimony at this hearing.
November 13, 2015
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: November 20, 2015 10 a.m. — Austin Health and Human Services Commission Council 12 p.m. — Austin Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Executive Committee Meeting November 23, 2015 8:45 a.m. — Austin Proposed Medicaid Fee-For-Service […]
November 9, 2015
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Joe Straus Releases Interim Charges for House Committees

This week, Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, released his set of interim charges for all House standing and select committees. Interim charges give a snapshot of the issues leadership will focus on in the upcoming legislative session.  Some highlights […]
November 4, 2015
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Election Night Recap

It was a somewhat predictable election night with a few surprises and a couple of runoffs to come. All 7 proposed constitutional amendments (aimed at cutting property taxes, boosting funding for road projects and reiterating Texans’ right to hunt and […]
October 19, 2015
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Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution for the November Elec

Early voting starts today for the Nov. 3 Election. This election, there are seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution on the ballot for voter approval. Below is a list of the seven proposed constitutional amendments and a short description.  […]
October 14, 2015
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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick releases more interim charges

Today, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced interim charges for the Health and Human Services (HHS) and Transportation Committees. Today’s announcement covers charges for the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and Transportation. The charges can be found here. Interim charges for the […]
October 8, 2015
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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick releases first set of interim charges

This afternoon Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released the first set of interim charges for the following Senate committees: State Affairs, Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs, and Natural Resources and Economic Development. Interim charges give a snapshot of the issues leadership will focus […]