Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights – 8.10.2016

While many legislators are participating in their annual National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), a lot can happen whether you’re distracted by travel, the Summer Olympics or the tabloidesque media coverage of presidential politics.  The past week offered a few relatively good examples of why the routine happenings of politics matters, including newly elected/selected members…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights – 8.1.2016

The hot summer months, particularly July and August are typically a slower period politically, due to family travel, state legislative conferences, and many members focusing on their re-election. Further contributing to the lack of any big, state policy news, is that we are in a presidential election year, where the Democratic and Republic conventions tend…

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Longbow Partners’ March Legislative Update

With the primaries behind us (and run-offs quickly approaching), legislative activity has increased over the last two weeks, with several committees holding hearings to address their interim charges, covering quite a few significant issues, including an outlook on the 85th legislative session budget, an analysis of the current state of HHSC’s Medicaid Managed Care Program,…

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Longbow Partners’ Texas Elections Update

PRESIDENTIAL OVERVIEW Despite the rapid escalation of anti-Trump campaign expenditures in various states, yesterday’s primary election results, certainly brought into focus the identify crisis gripping the GOP, sending a real signal to the so-called establishment, that Donald Trump, barring some catastrophic change in voter direction, is extremely well poised to win the Republican nomination. After…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights -1.29.2016

Presidential campaign headlines and some heated state contests are dominating media coverage cycles leading up to the primary election date, March 1. Campaign fundraising sources, endorsements, and expenditures are being scrutinized, while questions about primary voter turnout are being debated extensively. However, at the end of the day, predictions about turnout remain largely a mystery…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights 1.9.2016

Protested Big Bend Pipeline Now Closer to Approval A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and disgruntled landowners has suffered a major setback in its battle to block a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff offered a key endorsement of a stretch…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights 12.18.2015

Horse Racetrack Shutdowns Loom Across Texas After a tense meeting and a deadlocked vote, the Texas Racing Commission declined Tuesday to repeal its earlier authorization of historical racing, a move that could mean a statewide shutdown for the entire horse racing industry in February. The commission has been on a collision course with several members…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Highlights 12.11.2015

House lawmakers taken aback by catastrophic failures in upgrading child support system Earlier this month, the federal government temporarily cut off funding for a high-profile upgrade of the state’s child-support data system (known as the T2 project) that is running far behind and over budget. In their decision, the federal government requests a Corrective Action…

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Longbow Partners’ Legislative Update

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Transfer of $2.27 Billion Into State Highway and Rainy Day Funds Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the transfer of $2.27 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF), which is commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund. Each fund received more than $1.13 billion, or 50…

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