Lt. Governor Patrick Releases Second Wave of Interim Charges

Lt. Governor Patrick Releases Second Wave of Interim Charges Targets Campus Free Speech and Establishes Select Committee on Election Security AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his final list of the 81 interim legislative charges he is asking the Texas Senate to...

House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey

House Interim Charges Focus on Hurricane Harvey   AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus released the full list of House interim charges Monday, assigning almost every committee at least one charge related to the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey. By...

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges October 23, 2017 Targets Alamo Funding Review & Establishes Select Committee on E-Verify AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in...

Governor Abbott appoints Kent Sullivan Commissioner of Insurance

Governor Abbott appoints Kent Sullivan Commissioner of Insurance Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Sullivan as Commissioner of Insurance for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. Kent Sullivan of Austin is a partner at Jackson Walker. He previously served as a...

John Sharp appointed to lead Hurricane Harvey recovery

John Sharp appointed to lead Hurricane Harvey recovery Faced with what is probably the biggest natural disaster in the state’s history, Gov. Greg Abbott turned Thursday to Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp, a savvy, no-nonsense politician with a track record...

Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Judicial Compensation Commission

Source: http://gov.texas.gov/news/appointment/22656 Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro “Alex” Cestero and Scott Salmans and reappointed Bill Strawn to the Judicial Compensation Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2021. Strawn will continue serving...

Governor Abbott Appoints Grant To 9th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Phil Grant of Montgomery as judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County for a term set to expire at the next general election in November 2016. Phil Grant is first assistant district attorney for the Montgomery...

Speaker Straus Announces Sunset Appointments

AUSTIN –Texas House Speaker Joe Straus made three new appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission on Monday and chose Rep. Larry Gonzales of Round Rock to serve as the Commission’s new Chairman. Speaker Straus appointed Reps. Dan Flynn of Van and Senfronia Thompson...

Governor Abbott Appoints Ginn Chief Administrative Law Judge

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lesli Ginn of Austin as Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), effective May 1, 2016. The Chief ALJ oversees SOAH, which is a forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings in the...

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