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Friday, January 10 • 11:10am - 12:20pm
The Budget Realities of the 83rd Legislative Session

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The Texas model of low taxes and limited government has transformed the Lone Star State into America’s economic engine; but after last session’s spending spree, some have begun to wonder if Texas is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Join us as our experts examine the state’s new two-year budget and the battles surrounding its creation.

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The Honorable Talmadge Heflin

Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is the Director of the Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Heflin served the people of Harris County as a state representative for 11 terms. Well regarded as a legislative leader on budget and tax issues by Democratic and Republican speakers alike, he for several terms was the only House member to serve on both the Ways and Means and Appropriations committees.  In the... Read More →

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The Honorable Chuck DeVore

Vice President for Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Chuck DeVore is Vice President for Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. From 2004  | to 2010, DeVore represented almost 500,000 people in the California State Assembly. He was  | the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and served on the  | Budget Committee. DeVore worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years as an executive.  | DeVore served as a Reagan White House appointee in the... Read More →
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Dr. Brian Domitrovic

Professor, Sam Houston State University
Brian Domitrovic is chairman of the department of history at Sam Houston State University and Senior  | Associate at the Laffer Center for Supply-Side Economics. He is author of Econoclasts (2009), the  | standard history of supply-side economics. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and  | Investor’s Business Daily as well on Forbes.com, where his column appears biweekly. He is currently  | writing a book... Read More →
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Representative John Otto

Texas House of Representatives
Representative John Otto was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November  | 2004. Representative Otto serves on the House Appropriations Committee as chair of the  | Education Subcommittee and is the vice-chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means.  | During the 83rd Session, Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Otto for the third consecutive  | time to the five member House Conference Committee on... Read More →
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Representative Sylvester Turner

Texas House of Representatives
Representative Sylvester Turner was raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest  | Houston. He attended the University of Houston and Harvard Law School before joining the  | law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. He later founded the Houston law firm of Barnes & Turner  | in 1983. Representative Turner was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1988  | to serve the people of House District 139 in Harris... Read More →

Friday January 10, 2014 11:10am - 12:20pm
Capitol View Terrace North and South

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