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Posted on: May 10, 2019

The Final Stretch: Where We Stand in the Legislative Session

With 18 days remaining in the legislative session, here’s the status of some important city-related bills that are still in play:

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Revenue Cap Bill Passes House at 3.5 Percent: Negotiations to Come…

The property tax revenue cap bill, S.B. 2 (summarized in the “Significant Floor Actions” section elsewhere in this edition), passed the House Tuesday at a 3.5 percent rollback rate, which is the same cap passed by the Senate.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Giant Phone and Cable Companies Don't Need Taxpayer Subsidies

When private companies use property owned by taxpayers, the Texas Constitution requires they pay a fair value for that use. It is a principle that has protected the interests of Texas taxpayers for over a hundred years.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Revenue Cap Bill Passes Senate at 3.5 Percent, House Committee Follows Suit

The Senate version of the property tax revenue cap bill, S.B. 2 by Paul Bettencourt, passed the Senate on April 15 with a 3.5 percent rollback rate. That rate is up from the 2.5 percent number in the as-filed bill.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Municipal Excellence Awards

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The 2019 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards recognize and encourage the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenge of municipal government. Innovative problem-solving, excellence in management, increasing citizen participation, ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Leadership and Your Legacy

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Dr. Joe Serio is a high-energy, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker. He holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice with a specialization in leadership and organizational behavior. He cut his teeth developing positive interaction with difficult people throu...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Legislative Wrap-Up — An Insider’s Perspective

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 Hear about the deals reached, the measures that fell short, and the impact this legislation will have on cities. TML staff will brief you on key legislation, and explain what cities need to know to prepare for the laws’ enactment.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

You've got Questions...We've Got Answers

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The Texas Municipal League (TML) and the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers and Commissioners (TAMCC) want to help you begin your public service with confidence.  This program will guide you through the most fundamental areas of city gov...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

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