Texas Lobbyist News

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 of the Speaker’s charges include: examining the growth of Texas Medicaid, studying the effectiveness of programs designed to mitigate wildfires and other natural hazards; study the impacts of the declining price of oil and gas, college accessibility, healthcare transparency, cyber-security, and rising property tax issues.

To see the entire list of House Interim Charges released click here: http://www.house.state.tx.us/_media/pdf/interim-charges-84th.pdf.