Texas Political News

March 29, 2017
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Outdated sales tax system thwarts Texas businesses

By Carlos Uresti, March 29, 2017 at TribTalk. With a grim Texas budget outlook this legislative session, public universities, health care providers and state highways could all see significant cuts. Already, a hiring freeze has been declared across state agencies […]
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 […]
September 12, 2016
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Federal Regulators Take Teladoc’s Side in Medical Board Suit

Teladoc, the Dallas-based company that sued Texas over its telemedicine regulations, has a new ally in the Federal Trade Commission. In a letter sent to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court late Friday, the federal antitrust agency sided with Teladoc in […]
June 13, 2016
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UnitedHealth Group Supports People Affected by Mass Shooting in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jun. 12, 2016) —  UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking immediate action to support people affected by the recent mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. The company is […]
May 12, 2016
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Health & Human Services Master Meetings Calendar through June 2016

All meetings are in Austin, Texas unless otherwise indicated. Information compiled from agency websites. Subcommittees may not be included in this calendar but full board and council meetings are listed. Legislative Committee hearings are included if related to health and […]
March 8, 2016
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Privatizing the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Long Overdue

A question has been raised as to whether the proposed public/private partnership for the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau would affect the “transparency” of its operations. For example, Express-News editorial columnist Josh Brodesky suggested that such a partnership would lead to […]
February 15, 2016
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted:  Feb. 17, 2016 9 a.m. — Belton STAR Kids – Client Information Session 1 p.m. — Belton STAR Kids – Provider Information Session Feb. 19, 2016 9:45 a.m. — Austin Proposed new Local Government and Community Input […]
January 20, 2016
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

The following meetings have been posted: Jan. 21, 2016 1 p.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Quality Subcommittee Jan. 22, 2016 9 a.m. — San Antonio STAR Kids – Client Information Session 2 p.m. — San Antonio STAR […]
January 7, 2016
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House Economic and Small Business Development Committee Meeting

House Economic and Small Business Development (PUBLIC HEARING) THURSDAY – 01/07/16 12:00 p.m., E2.010 The Committee will meet to hear invited testimony regarding the following Interim Charges: #4 Oversee implementation of HB 26 (84R). Review best practices for measuring success […]
December 7, 2015
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Senate Education (PUBLIC HEARING)

Senate Education (PUBLIC HEARING) MONDAY – 12/7/15 10:00 a.m., E1.028 (Hearing Room) The Senate Committee on Education will meet to take up the following Interim Charges: ·Study the approval, expansion, and revocation of public charter schools in Texas, including the implementation […]
December 4, 2015
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

December 8, 2015 1:30 p.m. — Abilene Texas Health and Human Services System Transformation December 10, 2015 1:30 p.m. — Amarillo Texas Health and Human Services System Transformation