In Review: 2021 Regular Legislative Session

What a year it has been! Working through the challenges of a once-in-a-century pandemic and surviving the Legislature in the same year are heavy lifts for any agency. I am filled with incredible gratitude and admiration for the integrity, dedication...

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FAQ - 13th Checks and Special Session

In recent days, the matter of 13th checks for members of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) has dominated headlines because of its inclusion as an agenda item for the ongoing special session. This has left some state of Texas retirees wondering...

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Essential Texans VIII: Texas-Sized Urbanism Austin’s Congress Avenue buzzes with activity. In Summer 2022, its north side will too. For the last two years, the area drops into a 60-foot-deep canyon excavated for a project transforming...

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Essential Texans VII: Implementation Mode If the biennial system at the Texas Legislature likens our state politics to the boom and bust cycle of its energy industry, state employees are the sustainable resources that work year-round, every...

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