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June 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
November 25, 2015
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Texas Health and Human Services Posted Meetings

December 1, 2015  1 p.m. — Austin Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee Transition to Managed Care Subcommittee Meeting 2 p.m. — Austin Proposed amendment to Personal Care Services Provider Participation Requirements
September 14, 2015

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Meetings

The following meetings have been posted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission September 18, 2015 – 9 a.m. — Austin Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy provided by Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities/Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Home Health Agencies […]
March 5, 2014

Election Night Results

Last night was the long-awaited Primary of 2014. For the first time in over 20 years, Texas Governor Rick Perry was not on the statewide ballot. The result of that was numerous Republicans running in hotly contested statewide primaries – […]
December 13, 2013
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2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County

The filing deadline has come and gone.  See who has filed for elected office in your county at the Secretary of State website (https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx). A more detailed breakdown will soon follow. The candidate filing information displayed here is collected pursuant […]