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FCC order may reduce cable franchise revenues for Texas governments

Franchise arrangements for cable services are a major benefit to many Texas municipalities. In addition to serving as a source of revenue, they often provide additional “freebies” such as low- or no-cost services for public institutions. However, a recent order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will effectively do away with those freebies, resulting in greater financial burdens for the municipalities that have come to rely on them.

What is excluded from the Texas Public Information Act?

The Texas Public Information Act (PIA) allows the public to request large quantities of information about what is going on in the government. Although citizens may see it as a reassurance, it may seem more complicated for your government office.

San Antonio's Paid Sick Leave ordinance undergoing changes

San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance was supposed to have been implemented on August 1. But Bexar County District Judge Sol Casseb approved an agreement between the City Attorney’s office and a business coalition to delay the ordinance’s by four months. The coalition had filed a lawsuit to stop the ordinance.

Dropping out of the race

As we enter the last half of 2019, more people are talking about the 2020 elections. While the more popular conversation tends to be about the presidential election, there are other offices up for re-election in 2020.

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