February 8, 2019      12:04 PM
People on the Move
Some folks returning to the building, others leaving, lobby operations expanding, and more
up, members. As much as the changing of the guard in the Texas House is an
exciting time and those of you with new gigs are rightly thrilled, it is
appropriate to remember that no legislatin’ has happened
as of yet in the 2019 session.
down. 108 days to go.
new chairmen along with their staffers – all quite capable – the road may get
rough and you’ll need to steel yourselves. Things can and do change quickly. Case
in point: Remember the big deal that was made about the identical property tax “reform”
bills being filed in both chambers? Well, there’s a committee sub in the Senate
so they’re already working with different versions and part of the chatter
around the building is that some in GOP leadership want to keep the proposed
2.5 percent rollback rate for ISDs while offering cities and counties a deal at
4 or maybe 5 percent.
our friends at KFYO radio in Lubbock tell us that some rural voters, who delivered
the margin of victory for GOP leadership, are starting to wonder why their communities
are left out of the proposals that Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick are selling
as the best thing since sliced bread.
on all that in the days ahead.
plenty of moves to tell you about in and out of the building. If you have
career news to share, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
and put POTM in the subject line. Y’all have gotten
so good at this.
this week’s People on the Move:
By Scott Braddock