AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature convenes its third and final day, TODAY, Friday, January 8, 2016 with a breakfast keynote featuring presidential campaign advisors discussing “Strategy & Democracy: A Conversation on the 2016 Presidential Elections” and a closing keynote luncheon featuring Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who will make a major policy announcement expected to spark a national conversation. 
 
Keynote sessions will be livestreamed at: http://txpo.li/TPPFlive
 
To view the complete agenda, visit: www.PolicyOrientation.com 
 
For over thirteen 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. 
 
To register as media please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.
 
WHO:             Texas Public Policy Foundation
 
WHAT:           14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature 
 
WHEN:           January 6-8, 2015 
 
WHERE:         Hilton Austin
                        500 East 4th Street
                        Austin, TX 78701
 

AGENDA
 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
 
Day 3: Friday, January 8, 2016
 
8:00 am
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE
Strategy and Democracy: A Conversation on the 2016 Presidential Elections
Benjamin Domenech • Jason Johnson • John Noonan • Avik Roy • Tim Teepell
 
9:30 am
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
Who Benefits? Corporate Welfare in Texas
Bill Peacock • Senator Konni Burton • Chris Wallace • Councilman Don Zimmerman
 
The Untouchables: A Look at Local Retirement Systems Protected by State Law
James Quintero • Representative Roberto Alonzo • Representative Jim Murphy • Max Patterson • Bob Williams
 
Benefit vs. Burden: Do the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Costs Exceed the Regulation’s Impact?
The Honorable Robert Henneke • Theodore Hadzi-Antich • Cyrus Reed • Dr. Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., P.E.
 
11:00 am
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
The Fourth Branch: EPA and the Administrative State
The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White • Representative Drew Darby • John R. Hays, Jr. • Dudley McCalla
 
Do Property Rights Help the Poor? Affordable Housing in Texas
Kathleen Hunker • Representative Diego Bernal • Randal O’Toole • Phyllis Snodgrass • Geoffrey Tahuahua
 
Right-Sizing an Overgrown Criminal Justice System
Marc Levin • Devon Anderson • Zoe Towns • Representative James White • Senator John Whitmire
 
12:30 pm
CLOSING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Governor Greg Abbott
 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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