Lobbying in Texas: Rules and Laws This document is online at the TEC website. It is posted here as a public service for lobbyists in Texas, Texas Government Consultants, Texas Politics, and any interested parties. THE LOBBY LAW Chapter 305 of the Government Code requires a person who crosses either a compensation or expenditure threshold […]
Lara Keel Texas Lobbyist: Supreme Court Takes a Look at Healthcare Reform The U.S. Supreme Court began examination of a controversial health care reform plan put forth by the Obama administration yesterday. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is under review in the nation’s highest court because of a lawsuit brought by Texas and twenty-five other […]
Lara Keel Texas Lobbyist News: 2012 Legislative Hearings Hearings are beginning for issues currently facing the next legislative session in Texas. All issues will be listed here in a series of posts. This is the second in that series. Lara Keel, The Texas Lobby Group House Committee on Natural Resources March 22nd – 09:00 AM […]
Lara Keel Texas Lobbyist News: 2012 Legislative Hearings Hearings will shortly begin for issues in the upcoming legislative session. I’m planning to list them here for you in a series of posts over the next week. Lara Keel, The Texas Lobby Group The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services March 20th – 9:00 am Senate Chamber […]
Lara Keel Texas Lobbyist A recent article in the San Antonio Business Journal outlines the regulations and oversight of Texas lobbyists by the by the Texas Ethics Commission. The rules are as follows: Texas lobbyists must register if they receive on thousand dollars or more in a quarter as payment for their lobbying work. Texas lobbyists must register […]
Lara Keel Lobbyist News United HealthCare Awarded Texas HealthCare Contract Last month, one of Lara Keel’s clients – United HealthCare – was awarded the contract to provide health care administration for state employees of Texas. United HealthCare will provide a network of their physicians, hospitals, and related health care providers and agencies for HealthSelect of Texas.
Lara Keel and the Texas Lobby Group Lobbyists Once Again Rank High in Capitol Inside Texas Power Rankings Lobbyists from the Texas Lobby Group once again ranked near the top of the annual Capitol Inside Power Rankings for 2011. -Mike Toomey is the number one hired gun lobbyist -Lara Laneri Keel is the top female […]
Lara Keel was the top rated female on the “Top Hired Gun Lobbyist” list for 2011 by Capitol Inside.
News for Texas Lobbyists After a 140-day Regular Session and a 29-day Special Session, the Legislature is adjourned. The 82nd Legislature’s first called Special Session has passed the two major bills that had to pass in order for the state’s next budget to balance. They also managed a few more, including Congressional Redistricting and reform […]
Texas Republican Lobbyist Report: 82nd Legislative Session Redistricting HB 150 the House redistricting plan has passed the House and Senate. SB 31, the Senate redistricting plan has also passed the Senate and House. HB 600, the State Board of Education plan, has passed both houses and been sent to the Governor. Taxes The leadership so […]