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Feb. 22, 2019Vol. 7, Issue 7
Lights! Camera! Action! Plenty of things are happening at the Capitol. At times, we need to take a break and look at the big picture. First, let’s share some data that show you the big picture. Because you like data. And I like data.
Members of the House Committee on Higher Education hold a hearing.
When we visit with House and Senate members, Chancellor Joe May and DCCCD staffers have one primary goal: to advocate for our students and colleges on issues of importance. A few of those issues include:
So, hey there! It’s almost March, which means it’s almost spring break. While my heart is already sitting in a comfy chair on the beach with a drink sporting a mini-umbrella in one hand, I’m still physically here. All this spring break daydreaming has me thinking: “Self, how else can I get away from it all?” Especially on a long, rainy day like today. Yeah, you know how it goes. Line up the goods. It’s time for the #TXLege Download. Oh, wait! Thank you, Outlook reminder. It’s National Margarita Day. It only gets better from here. Cheers! Around the Capitol
The smell of fresh bills is in the air. The House and Senate have until March 8 to file their respective bills. Up to this point, almost 4,000 bills and resolutions have been filed, and it isn’t over. As SB 2 slowly moves its way through the Senate, the House Ways and Means committee is expected to tackle the property tax cap bill, HB 2 — which is identical to SB 2 — next week. Since enthusiasm has waned in the upper chamber, expect the lower chamber to be more deliberative. Oh, wait … did we mention the Texas Legislature is killing plenty of trees? Yes, we anticipate hundreds of pages to be filed related to public school finance. What does all this mean? Time to settle down and pay more attention. It’s that, or you can just continue reading the weekly legislative update. We’ve got your back.