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Sweat. Tears. Going late into the night. Fouls are called, although no technical fouls yet. Madness is upon us in more ways than one. Yes, we have the tournament that every year costs employers' dollars and causes work productivity to go down. You know who you are (I’m raising my hand). OK, focus.The other "March Madness" is happening under the pink dome in Austin. In the last legislative update — pre-spring break — we discussed the stalled property tax bill and a lack of movement with other pieces of legislation.Because some of us are still on a mental spring break, I’ll keep it brief.
When we visit with House and Senate members, Chancellor Joe May and DCCCD staffers have one primary goal: to advocate for our students and colleges on issues of importance. A few of those issues include:
Got sunburned? Maybe still have a suitcase full of clothes? It’s time to shake off the sand and put spring break behind you. Good news: Spring is officially here. Bad news: It will probably rain soon. More good news: If it’s raining, you can take a break and read all the good (or bad, if you are pessimistic) stuff and read your favorite headlines because it’s time for the #TXLege Download. (You know the disclaimer.)
Are you tracking certain bills? Or interested in an issue and want to share your opinion with your state legislator? Your Legislative Update team attempts to provide updates with a light-hearted twist. However, we cannot cover all of the bills and issues that impact us or may interest you. Here are a few helpful links: