|The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature concludes TODAY, January 13, 2017 with keynotes by former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. It also includes panels discussing overcriminalization, tax increment reinvestment zones, limitations on government spending, competition in the title insurance market, school finance, and water rights.
Keynote and plenary sessions will be live streamed at: http://txpo.li/TPPFlive
To view the complete agenda, visit: http://txpo.li/2hOkNGZ
For over fourteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America.
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WHO: Texas Public Policy Foundation
WHAT: 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
WHEN: January 11-13, 2017
WHERE: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
Day 3: Thursday, January 13, 2017
Former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
Derek Cohen • Vikrant P. Reddy • Representative Matt Rinaldi • Shannon Edmonds • Representative Matt Krause
Invisible Government: Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones in Houston
Charles J. Blain • Bryan Mathew • Jim Bigham • Senator Sylvia R. Garcia • Council Member Larry Green
What’s an Appropriate Limit on Government Spending?
Dr. John Merrifield • Ursula Parks • Representative Mike Schofield • Senator Kelly Hancock • The Honorable Talmadge Heflin • Dr. Vance Ginn
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
Competition and Stability in the Texas Title Insurance Market
Aaron Day • Doug Deason • Rod Bordelon • The Honorable Kent Hance • Bill Peacock
Not Quite There Yet: Meeting the Rising Demand for Water in Texas
Carlos Rubinstein • Representative Paul D. Workman • Bech Bruun • Megan Ingram
School Finance: In Search of Fairness and Transparency
Dr. Wayne Pierce • Dr. Ben Scafidi • Michael Barba • Representative James Frank • Dr. Vance Ginn
CLOSING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn