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2019 Legislative Session Report

2019 Legislative Session Report

        photo: Nan Palermo Overview The 2019 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry.  We offered and passed omnibus tourism public improvement district (TPID) legislation that will allow all Texas cities...

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Legislative Update: End of April 2019

Legislative Update: End of April 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, with only four short weeks to adjournment on May 27.  This is also the busiest time of the Session, with legislators, lobbyists, and interested constituents scrambling to pass, block, or amend...

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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 communities with...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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