Last week, the House Select Committee on Federal Legislation met for the first time to discuss federal health care reform. The committee, chaired by Rep. John Zerwas (R- Houston) heard testimony from the various state agencies tasked with implementing the new law. To follow the activities of the committee or to listen to the hearing, click on this link: http://www.house.state.tx.us/committees/list81/274.htm
Ronnie Jung, executive director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), will step down from that post on July 1st. Jung has served as executive director since 2004.
In other news, Governor Perry shot a “wily” coyote while out jogging with his daughter’s dog back in February. No, we don’t make this stuff up here in Texas.