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Partnership Comments on State Interim Charges Impacting Houston

Published Oct 02, 2020 by Steven Will

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Although COVID-19 resulted in the suspension of all state legislative committee hearings, the Texas House of Representatives adapted by requesting comments on the various topics they are studying this interim.

The Partnership weighed in on nine of these issue areas important to the continued economic growth and competitiveness of the Houston region. These comments are released as public documents and are a necessary step in the Partnership being seen as a leader on these issues. The policy team will build on these comments in its discussions with legislators and stakeholders as they move towards and into the next legislative session.

Topics covered in the interim charge letters included: 

  • The Digital Divide 
  • Workforce Development 
  • Flood Resiliency 
  • Higher Education 
  • Health Care 
  • Transportation 
  • Imminent Domain 

Please access the memo on state interim charges here, along with the Partnership's public comment letters.

If you have questions or comments about Partnership positions on these or other issues, please reach out to Lindsay Munoz, our Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy at lmunoz@houston.org.

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