AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature begins TODAY, Wednesday, January 6, 2016 with a luncheon keynote by Medal of Honor recipient Sgt Dakota Meyer USMC and panels discussing criminal justice, spending vs. taxation, Texas’ health care crisis, telemedicine, college affordability for Texas’ rising low-income majority, poverty, and forced annexation.
Keynote and plenary sessions will be livestreamed at:
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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 [email protected] 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

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
Day 1: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
12:00 pm
Sgt Dakota Meyer, USMC
1:30 pm
Three Felonies a Day: How Everyday Behavior Affects Everyday People
Greg Glod • Doug Deason • Shannon Edmonds • Representative Matt Krause • Bill Kuntz
Spending vs. Taxation: Does the Conservative Texas Budget Meet the Needs of Texans?
The Honorable Talmadge Heflin • Representative Greg Bonnen • Representative Donna Howard • Bob Williams
Uncompensated Care, Medicaid, and Solutions to Texas’ Health Care Crisis
John Davidson • Representative Garnet Coleman • Dr. Vance Ginn • Camille Miller
3:00 pm
The Uber Debate of Health Care: Telemedicine and Texas
Kate Murphy • Dr. Elliot Justin • Commissioner Sid Miller • Dr. Billy Philips • Mari Robinson, J.D.
How Will Texas’ Rising, Low-Income Majority Afford College?
Dr. Thomas Lindsay • Jorge Klor de Alva • Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez • Dr. Ronald Trowbridge
Government and Poverty: Do Our Policies Help or Hurt?
The Honorable Chuck DeVore • Alan Graham • Fred McMahon • Randal O’Toole
4:30 pm
PLENARY SESSION (Livestreamed)     
No Voice, No Vote: Forced Annexation in Texas
The Honorable Chuck DeVore • Senator Donna Campbell • The Honorable Phil Gramm • Representative Dan Huberty
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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