Centerpoint (CTSA) Case Study

CSSB 1364 Schwertner/ Murphy/Deshotel Relating to the computation of an electric utility’s income taxes. Longbow partners worked to help secure passage of CSSB 1364, legislation allowing generally accepted regulatory  accounting treatment of federal income taxes in electric utility rate cases. Prior to passage of this legislation, electric utilities were required to take into account tax benefits received by…

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Progressive Medical, Cypress, Care, Modern Medical

During the 83rd Texas State Legislature, Longbow Partners advocated on behalf of the Ancillary Care Coalition to enact legislation that permissively enables durable medical equipment (DME) and home care providers to contract individually or collectively for their services at a discounted rate. Discounted contracts translate to lower costs for carriers and ultimately employers who buy…

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Public and Private Facilities and Infrastructure Act – SB 1048 (201)

BACKGROUND The latest economic downturn drastically reduced the capital available to government entities for infrastructure. With approximately 80,00 new Texans entering the state each year, it is becoming increasingly hard to keep up with Texas’ growing infrastructure needs. In fact, Texas Higher Education Institutions across the state requested $3.2B in tuition revenue bonds from the state legislature…

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EXCAVATION SAFETY – SB 1217 (2011)

BACKGROUND A Longbow client locates and marks underground infrastructure when an excavation is planned. Their primary concern is adequate notice to, and protection of, the excavator. In Texas, as in many other states, an excavator is required to provide sufficient notice to the statewide notification agency prior to a dig. This is an important barrier…

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Cerner, Financial Incentives for State Employee Wellness Programs, On-Site Clinics and Pharmacy Services

During the 83rd Texas State Legislature, Longbow Partners was successful in passing House Bill 2020 on behalf of the Cerner Corporation.  The legislation authored by State Representative Myra Crownover (R- Denton) and sponsored by Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) provides state agencies the option to provide incentives such as financial compensation or other award incentives for…

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