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.
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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. 

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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

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature
Day 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
12:00 pm
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
1:30 pm
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
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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