This Week in Texas: January 13, 2021

Posted January 13, 2021 in The Mignon Memo

Texas Is Back in Session

Yesterday, the 87th Legislative Session kicked off with the swearing-in of members of the Texas House and Texas Senate. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) was elected the new Speaker of the Texas House and Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) was elected Speaker Pro Temp of the Texas Senate.

After voting on the House and Senate rules this week, both chambers will adjourn until January 26th and resume regular business.

Comptroller’s Latest Budget Update

On Monday, Comptroller Glenn Hegar released an updated biennial revenue estimate for the state’s 2022-23 budget. His estimate is that the state will have $112.53 billion available when creating the budget. About 0.5% less than what was made available last session.

Only in Austin…

A rare snow sighting in Austin this past weekend on January 10, 2021.