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 Forum: Member Announcements   Topic: Time to submit a proposal for the Spring Conference

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:34 am 

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Happy New Year! The Fall has past and the Spring is upon us. It's time to submit a proposal for a presentation for the TACTE Spring Conference. We have some good events already submitted but we have room for several more. Please send your applications before 15 January 2018 so we can get them review...

 Forum: Member Announcements   Topic: TACTE Spring 2018 Request for Presentations

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:38 pm 

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Good Afternoon Everyone, It is time to dust off your presentation skills and submit a presentation for the TACTE Spring Conference. This year's theme is "The Money Issue". Please share your ideas for new revenue generation, your ideas for a better use of an existing fund or your guidance o...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Federal Update from the Normandy Group 21 August

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:30 pm 

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Congress. The House and Senate are in a recess until September 8, 2015. Administration. On Wednesday, August 19, the White House announced Obama will meet with Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) as August 27, marks ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He will tour neighborhoods and meet w...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Federal Update from the Normandy Group for 10 July

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:27 am 

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House. On Tuesday, July 7, the House passed legislation that would facilitate U.S. weapons transfers to Jordan in the fight against Islamic State militants. On Tuesday, July 7, the House voted to affirm that stores on federal lands operated by the National Park Service cannot sell Confederate flags,...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Federal Update from the Normandy Group

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:32 pm 

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House. On Tuesday, June 23, the House voted to abolish a cost-cutting board under ObamaCare, known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which has drawn criticism from members of both parties. The results are 244-154. On Tuesday, June 23, the House passed legislation to overhaul toxic ch...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Federal update from the Normandy Group

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:56 am 

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House. On Monday, May 18, the House approved a package of legislation to enhance federal assistance programs for veterans. One of the bills, passed unanimously, would authorize the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA) to give preference to entities that employ veterans on a full-time basis when award...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Federal Update from the Normandy Group

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:08 am 

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House. The House was in a district work week and will return to Washington, D.C. on May 12. Senate. On Wednesday, May 6, the Senate reauthorized a program aimed at helping law enforcement agencies get bulletproof vests. On Thursday, May 7, the Senate voted to approve legislation allowing Congress to...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Steve Johnson's Monday Morning Message 11 May 2015

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:05 am 

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Monday Morning Message Budget The Conference Committee has broken into smaller groups to go through the separate Articles of the state budget in an effort to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Working on Article III (Education) are Senator Lois Kolkhorst and R...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Steve Johnson's Monday Message 4 May 2015

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:06 am 

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Budget Last Tuesday, the Conference Committee met for the first time to organize and discuss the timeline for the committee's work. The committee members heard from Legislative Budget Board (LBB) staff on the major differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget. The budget process w...

 Forum: Legislative Updates   Topic: Steve Johnson's 27 April Monday Morning Message

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:10 pm 

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Monday Morning Message Budget Last week both Chambers named budget conferees - the members include: Senate Senator Jane Nelson, Chair Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa Senator Joan Huffman Senator Lois Kolkhorst Senator Charles Schwerter House Rep. John Otto, Chair Rep. Sylvester Turner Rep. Tr...
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