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Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff

Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff as the transition to the interim and preparations for the 2019 legislative session begin to take place. The Governor’s long-time Chief of Staff, Daniel...

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...

Oral argument scheduled in TWIA case

Oral argument scheduled in TWIA case The 14th District Court of Appeals [Houston] has scheduled oral argument in Texas Windstorm Insurance Association v. Dickinson Independent School District on September 14. TCJL filed an amicus brief in this case last week. Although...

TCJL Files Amicus Brief in TWIA Case

TCJL files brief in TWIA case This week TCJL filed an amicus curiae brief in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals [Houston] in a case involving claims against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) arising from Hurricane Ike in 2008. In this case the Dickinson...

Governor Abbott Adds 19 Items To Special Session Call

Following passage of legislation in the Texas Senate to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of...

Special Session Supplemental Call

NOTICE: This document is an unsigned working draft. It is being released for informational and discussion purposes only. It is subject to change. It has no legal effect. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED...

Special Session Proclamation For Sunset Legislation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:  WHEREAS, the legislature adjourned its 85th regular session without extending the existence of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and...

SB 1215 Vetoed by Governor Greg Abbott

Text: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1215 as passed by the...

The ADA Litigation Monster

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990, was noble in intention. “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” Bush declared, invoking the rhetoric of civil rights to describe America’s disabled...

Governor Abbott Announces Special Session

June 6, 2017 | Source - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a legislative special session that will begin on July 18th, 2017.  In his announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call. "Considering all the successes...

Session Summary – 85th Texas Legislature

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE SESSION SUMMARY – 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE June 2, 2017 TCJL Program of Work  |  Eminent Domain  |  Courts & Judiciary Construction Law Bills Generate Controversy  |  Gun Liability  |  Attorney Fees Cyberbullying Bill Goes to Governor  |...

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