Thursday, March 17, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave | Austin, TX 78701


Online | Livestream

A new investigation shows that Harris County commissioners receive big campaign donations from executives at firms that are routinely awarded no-bid contracts worth millions of dollars. Join TPPF’s local government expert James Quintero, along with Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt and Houston Chronicle reporter Zach Despart, for an in-depth discussion of these new revelations and what good governance means.



  • 11:30AM-12PM – Guest Check-In and Lunch (in-person only)
  • 12-1PM – Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A (in-person and online)

The livestream can be viewed Thursday, 3/17 at 12PM CT via the following links. Watch via YouTube to submit your questions during the live Q&A.


Please see the parking options below and click here for a parking map:

  1. Metered parking – pay per minute/hour Congress Avenue – 9th Street and surrounding streets
  2. Peak Parking LLC – $6.00 for first 30 minutes then $3.00 for each additional 30 minutes176 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
  3. Capitol Tower – $9.00 per hour – 206 E 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

*There are two RSVP Options: 1) In-Person (TPPF Theater), and 2) Virtual (Livestream). When you RSVP, you will receive more event information and a reminder before the event.