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: 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 1: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
 
12:00 pm
OPENING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE (Livestreamed)
Sgt Dakota Meyer, USMC
 
1:30 pm
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
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
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
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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