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. 
 
Media can register at https://tppf-po2017.eventbrite.com
 
Or contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700 or Elizabeth Lincicome at elincicome@texaspolicy.com or 919-744-8087.

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
 

AGENDA: 
 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
 
Day 3: Thursday, January 13, 2017
 
8:00 am
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE
Former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm
 
9:30 am
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
Combatting Overcriminalization
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
 
11:00 am
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
 
12:30 pm
CLOSING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE 
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn 

 

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