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Newsletter: February 24, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? 85th Session Legislative Statistics Similar to last week, here are the statistics for the85th LegislativeSession thus far. As mentioned previously, bill filing began back in November 2016 and will continue through mid-March. The current legislative statistics are shown in the table below: All of these bills, including those that Rep. […]

Newsletter: March 17, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? 85th Session Legislative Statistics Bill Filing opened for members in November and continued through last Friday, March 10th, which was the deadline to file bills for the85th LegislativeSession. Here are the final statistics: All of these bills, including those that Rep. Huberty has filed, can be viewed by visiting the Texas […]

Newsletter: March 10, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? 85th Session Legislative Statistics Once again, here are the statistics for the 85th Legislative Session thus far. As mentioned previously, bill filing began in November 2016 and will continue through March 10th, 2017. The current legislative statistics are shown in the table below: All of these bills, including those that […]

Huberty Files School Finance Reform Bill

AUSTIN – Texas House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty on Monday filed House Bill 21, which provides $1.6 billion in additional resources for education while making several improvements to the state’s school finance formulas. When compared to what they are scheduled to receive under current law, more than 95 percent of Texas school districts […]

Newsletter: March 3, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? 85th Session Legislative Statistics Once again, here are the statistics for the 85th Legislative Session thus far. As mentioned previously, bill filing began in November 2016 and will continue through March 10th, 2017. The current legislative statistics are shown in the table below: All of these bills, including those that […]

Newsletter: February 17, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? 85th Session Legislative Statistics Bill filing for the85th LegislativeSession began back in November and will continue through mid-March. The current legislative statistics are shown in the table below: All of these bills, including those that Rep. Huberty has filed, can be viewed by visiting theTexas Legislature Online website at http://www.legis.texas.gov/. […]

Newsletter: February 10, 2017

What’s Going On in Austin? Rep. Huberty Named Chairman of Public Education State Representative Dan Huberty has been named the Chairman of the House Public Education Committee and was also appointed to serve on the Pensions Committee for the 85th Legislative Session. Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus, announced committee assignments for all members […]

Newsletter: January 27, 2017

What’s Going on in Austin? Remembering John Dewine My dear cousin, and friend, John Dewine passed away unexpectedly last week. John has been my mentor and friend for all my life, including having served as the best man in my wedding to Janet in 1995 John was smart, engaging and funny. His passing can as […]

Newsletter: January 13, 2017

What’s Going on in Austin? 2018-2019 Biennial Revenue Estimate For 2018-19, the state can expect to have$104.9 billion in funds available for general-purpose spending, a 2.7 percent decrease from the corresponding amount of funds available for the 2016-17 biennium. If not for the new constitutional provision dedicating up to $5 billion in biennial sales tax […]

Newsletter January 10, 2017

What’s Going on in Austin? House Budget Prioritizes Public Education The initial 2018-19 budget introduced by Texas House leadershipTuesday puts additional resources into public education, child protection services and mental health while only increasing state spending by less than 1 percent from the last year. The House is committed to producing a budget that is […]