The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature begins TODAY, January 11, 2017 with a luncheon keynote by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and panels discussing a Conservative Texas budget, policing, Medicaid block grants, public lands, ridesharing regulations, and tuition set-asides for low income students.
 
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 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
12:00 pm
OPENING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE (Live streamed)
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
 
1:30 pm
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
Building on Success: A Second Conservative Texas Budget?
Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst • Chairman Drew Darby • Representative Cecil Bell, Jr.
• Representative Four Price • The Honorable Talmadge Heflin
 
Policing in Texas: Successes, Shortcomings, and a Path Forward
Representative James White • Kevin F. Lawrence • Sheriff (Ret.) Currie Myers, Ph.D, MBA • Randy Petersen
 
What Should Texas Do with a Medicaid Block Grant? 
Dr. Deane Waldman • Mary Katherine Stout • Dr. Vance Ginn • Jamie Dudensing • Representative Stephanie Klick
 
 
3:45 pm
CONCURRENT POLICY PANELS
 
Red River Property Rights: Who is the “Public” that Public Lands Belong To?
The Honorable Rob Henneke • Commissioner George P. Bush • A. Blair Dunn, Esq. • Representative James Frank • Ann Bright
 
Time to Slam the Brakes on Local Ridesharing Regulations?
Senator Charles Schwertner • James Quintero • April Mims • Mayor Betsy Price
 
Tuition Set-Asides for Low-Income Students: Who Should Foot the Bill?
Dr. Richard Vedder • Dr. Ron Trowbridge • John Colyandro • Dr. Tom Lindsay

 
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