AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 11th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature begins three days of debate and panel discussions, the first being a day of communications programming, with the opening keynote  for policy programming delivered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8:00 a.m. Central time on Thursday, January 10, at the Hilton Austin Hotel.

 “We are honored and privileged to have the governor of our great state – the Lone Star State – deliver the opening remarks at our annual, signature event,” said Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins. “Throughout his tenure as governor of Texas, he has maintained a strong focus on fiscal discipline that has made the Lone Star State the nation’s economic leader. Texas is a shining example of how less government and regulation lead to prosperity.”

 The Foundation’s annual event, Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature, brings together lawmakers, policy experts, and citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss the most critical issues facing the state.

 Credentialed media organizations are welcome to attend and cover all of the Policy Orientation’s public events. All persons attending the conference (including reporters) must wear a TPPF-issued name badge to access any Policy Orientation events. To prevent unnecessary delays at the conference registration desk, we encourage all reporters planning to attend the conference to register in advance by registering via the Policy Orientation registration page:

Additionally, reporters covering the keynote speeches should be positioned in the ballroom 30 minutes prior to the listed start time.