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FEBRUARY 24-25 | SHERATON AUSTIN HOTEL

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There is no more effective lobbyist than a concerned local newspaper publisher. Find out what you can do to protect citizens’ right to know at the TPA Legislative Conference, Feb. 24-25 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. Get updates on legislative activities and proposed bills and insights from key political advisors.

Contact TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges at 512-477-6755 to register. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate of $159 per night is Feb. 15. 

AGENDA
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
8-10 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Location: Creekside I) 

MONDAY, FEB. 25

7:30–8:45 a.m.
Eggs and Issues Breakfast  (Location: Capitol View Terrace South) – A visit with Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

 

9–9:30 a.m. General Session (Location: Salon E)

Legislative Advisory Committee Report – Agenda for the 83rd Session, Jim Moser, president of Moser Community Media LLC, and Donnis Baggett, TPA executive vice president

9:30–10:15 a.m.
What to Expect This Session and Beyond –
Paul Burka, Texas Monthly

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
How to Be an Effective Grassroots Lobbyist –
Joe Gagen, Austin legislative trainer

12-1 p.m.
Luncheon (Location: Capitol View Terrace South) – Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, keynote speaker

1:15–2:30 p.m. General Session (Location: Salon E)
How to Be an Effective Grassroots Lobbyist (cont’d.) –
Joe Gagen, Austin legislative trainer

2:45–3:30 p.m.
Legislative Advisory Committee Meeting (Location: Capitol Ballroom Sections F-H)
 

Messenger Staff

Publisher
Micheal Hodges

Editor
Allison Rentfro

Advertising Consultant
Diane Byram

For questions or corrections please call the editor at 512-477-6755 or email arentfro@texaspress.com

Subscription rate $6 per year
Single issue 50 cents

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