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Spotlight at the Capitol Squarely on the Budget

The main focus at the State Capitol right now is the state budget.  Recently the US Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew astutely described the budget process in saying, “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.” Every two years in Texas, our elected Legislature holds public hearings in Austin to listen to all of the agencies and interest groups that have some role in showing where Texas expresses its values and aspirations through its budget. 499 more words

Power of the Purse

“The Big Spenders in Congress are at it again…. They’ve been inventing their miracle cures for which there are no known diseases.”

President Ronald Reagan, Remarks to Ohio Veterans’ Organization Columbus, October 4, 1982… 584 more words

US Constitution

New Faces of Leadership in 2015 House and Senate Committees

The Texas Legislature officially convened on January 13th, but truth be told, the first few weeks of most legislative sessions are more pomp and circumstance with very little work being done, and 2015 has been much the same. 575 more words

Register now for the latest guidance in HCV and public housing

This month’s Housing Help Session is an all-purpose refresher course on the latest guidance from HUD.

Do you have questions about flat rent requirements, biennial inspection options, changes in the HERA final rule, the new equal access notice, or how VAWA affects your program? 195 more words

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