Legislative

Governor Perry, Lt. Governor Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Issue Request for Bigger Budget Cuts

“As we move into the upcoming budget cycle, state leadership will continue to identify ways to trim spending, just as families and businesses across the state have done, in order to balance our budget,” Gov. Perry said. “This request for 10 percent reduction proposals for the next biennium builds on our ongoing call on state agencies to tighten their belts so Texas can continue our commitment to keep taxes low, attract businesses and create jobs as we continue to lead the way out of the national economic downturn.”

UT System, AAUP Disagree About Galveston Firings

University of Texas System staff is considering advisory committee suggestions regarding increased faculty participation during situations of financial exigency.

McCall announced today as sole finalist for Texas State University System Chancellor

Brian McCall was announced today as the sole finalist for the Texas State University System Chancellor.  State Representative Brian McCall (R-Plano) will replace Charles Matthews, who retired earlier this year.

Senate Interim Charges Released

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has released the list of interim charges that Texas Senate committees will study before the Legislature reconvenes in January 2011. View the full list of charges here: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/assets/pdf/SenateInterimCharges81.pdf. The following summary of charges are expected to be the most relevant to TACT:

House Speaker Releases Interim Charges

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has released his charges for the House Interim Committees. To view the full list of charges, please click here.

The following are charges that we expect to be most relevant to TACT.

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