Experts from the Texas Public Policy Foundation will testify today in a Senate hearing on several key issues for local governments, including homelessness, disannexation powers, and the disgraceful practice of allowing taxpayers to fund lobbyists.

The Senate Committee on Local Governments will convene at 1:30 pm in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016. Testifying today for TPPF:

Affordable Housing – Michele Steeb

Read the latest: More Housing Isn’t The Solution To Homelessness — It’s Treatment

Taxpayer Funded Lobbying – James Quintero

Polling: Texans Reaffirm Opposition to Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

Extraterritorial Jurisdictions – James Quintero

Watch: ETJs: Regulation Without Representation

Special Purpose Districts – Rod Bordelon

Background: North Texas Controversy Reminds that Special Districts Need Reform