Monthly Archives: February 2011

Texas Technology Day at the Capitol

Executives from technology companies gathered in Austin on February 16th to communicate the needs of their industries to Texas legislators. The event was hosted by TechAmerica Texas, theTexas Healthcare and Biosciences Institute, the Texas Coalition for Capital, TechNet, and the Metroplex Technology Business Council.  The … Continue reading

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Senator Zaffirini Files SB 773

On Friday, February 18th, Senator Zaffirini filed Senate Bill 773 which extends the telecommunications discount to eligible entities until 2024. House Bill 2128, the state telecommunications deregulation bill, was passed by the 74th Texas Legislature and enacted on September 1, … Continue reading

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Senator Shapiro Indicates Support for Educational Technology Funding

The Texas Capitol School House was Monday at the capitol.  I wasn’t there, but it was reported that in Senator Shapiro’s opening remarks, she mentioned her support of the Technology Allotment. The Senate Finance committee also met on Monday.  After … Continue reading

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