It has been another busy week for those of us in the TSCRA government and public affairs realm.

Progress on reopening the economy and getting back to normal seems to be continuing, but that means Washington, D.C., is also getting back to normal. Despite some partisan bickering, the House, Senate and … Read More

Texas Central, the company developing a high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston, has won a key legal decision which could set up a showdown in the Texas Supreme Court. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals said Texas Central and its subsidiary Integrated Texas Logistics are legally railroads in the … Read More

By James D. Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Most of you are probably aware of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in policy and politics. Every day, association leaders and government affairs staff fight to protect … Read More

government and public affairs efforts in Washington continue to focus on
Congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).
There is optimism that the measure will be introduced in September and passed
before the end of the year.

As reported earlier this week, TSCRA director Kelley Sullivan Georgiades … Read More

Kinder Morgan Inc can begin work on a $2 billion natural gas pipeline without having the Texas energy regulator approve its proposed route, a state judge ruled on Tuesday. The decision removes a challenge to the state’s licensing process that lets gas pipeline companies determine their … Read More

The 86th Texas Legislative Session officially concluded Monday. More than 7,400 pieces of legislation were filed, and TSCRA government and public affairs staff tracked almost 800 of those bills – about 11 percent of the total filed. Of the bills TSCRA actively engaged on, 25 have made it to the … Read More

People packed a third-floor courtroom in downtown Austin Tuesday as a judge heard arguments related to a pipeline proposed to run through parts of the Hill Country. Kinder Morgan, the pipeline company, and the Texas Railroad Commission are trying to dismiss a lawsuit related to the state’s eminent domain process. … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following statement after S.B. 421, eminent domain reform, succumbed to a Texas House of Representatives deadline Saturday night after House conferees refused to sign a conference report:

“For years, thousands of property owners … Read More

Source: The Texas Tribune | May 22, 2019

By Carlos Anchando, The Texas Tribune

The Texas House approved its version of a Senate bill Wednesday that aims to better protect landowners and local officials throughout the eminent domain process…. Read More

TSCRA government and public affairs staff and leaders continue to work diligently on pending legislation as the 86th Texas Legislative session continues. This week marked the passing of several important deadlines. Most notably, bills filed in the House of Representatives must be passed by the full House by the end … Read More