March 2019 Legislative Update

March 2019 Legislative Update

It’s been another busy month in the 2019 session. We’ve organized the important legislation into these categories: Short-term rentals. Local hotel occupancy tax proposals: New uses of tax revenue, and new county hotel tax proposals. (We’ve listed the...
February 2019 Legislative Update

February 2019 Legislative Update

We are about seven weeks into the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, and the action is heating up. Fast approaching is Friday, March 8, the 60th day of 2019 Session. This is the deadline for most bills to be filed, and it also marks the date when the Legislature can...
January 2019 Legislative Update

January 2019 Legislative Update

86th Legislative Session Kicks Off The 86th Legislative Session opened at the Texas Capitol on this month as lawmakers took their oaths of office, selected new leaders, and began to work on major priorities for the new session like school finance reform and property...
November 2018 Election Update

November 2018 Election Update

This November’s midterm elections set new records for the State of Texas and reflects a new shift in direction for Texas politics. Over 8.3 million Texans turned out to vote in this midterm, nearly doubling the 4.6 million who turned out in the 2014 midterm election....
November Midterm Pre-Election Update 2018

November Midterm Pre-Election Update 2018

By Texas Lobby Group, THLA’s lobby team Fueled by the hotly contested race between Senator Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke, turnout for this year’s midterm election in Texas is set to dwarf that of the 2016 presidential election. About 15.8 million Texans are...
Short-Term Rental (STR) Update 2018

Short-Term Rental (STR) Update 2018

Short-term rental (STR) regulations in Texas are a hot topic among city governments around the nation. An increasing number of Texas communities have ordinances in place to manage local STRs in terms of registration, location, property inspection, the collection of...

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