Issues Facing Texas Government Leaders and 2019-2021 Legislative Overview

The opening session of the 37th Annual University of Texas School of Law Nonprofit Organizations Institute on January 24 featured insights by The Texas Tribune executive editor Ross Ramsey and my presentation (view and print it here) regarding the state’s booming economy, changing demographics, state revenue needs and the challenges in the 2021 legislative session facing state leaders.  The economic impact of the Texas nonprofit sector was highlighted by a new study from the United Ways of Texas.  As state and local governments continue to maximize limited resources, they increasingly look to competent nonprofit organizations to perform privatized government functions and operate social service programs as contractors or grantees.  (View and print the entire presentation)

Final 2019 Texas Legislative Summary for Nonprofits and State Associations

This legislative summary for Texas nonprofits and state associations highlights legislation of interest in the 86th Texas Regular Session.  View and print the entire final end-of-session report here. Issues covered in the bills listed include helpful … [Continue reading]

Nonprofits Receiving Public Funds Should Be Concerned About Senate Bill 943

S.B. 943, filed February 21 as the “Contracting Transparency” bill (companion bill is H.B. 2189 by Rep. Capriglione), should be reviewed closely by all nonprofit organizations, contractors and grantees that receive public funds in any form—via … [Continue reading]