87th Texas Legislative Session webinar recap
Jun 11, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8th, we hosted a recap of this year's legislative session, where we heard an update on the Chamber's policy priorities and members of the Central Texas delegation shared session highlights.
Inside the Capitol with the Texas Legislative Black Caucus
Mar 17, 2021
On March 12th, we welcomed Chairwoman Nicole Collier, Senator Royce West and Representative Sheryl Cole to discuss the priorities of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. The panel was moderated by Nikelle Meade of Husch Blackwell.
Inside the Capitol with the Mexican American Legislative Caucus
Feb 15, 2021
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) of the Texas House of Representatives is the largest and oldest Latino Caucus in the U.S. On February 12, we welcomed Chairman Rafael Anchía and Representative Eddie Rodriguez, Policy Chair to talk about the priorities of MALC during the 87th Legislative Session.
Inside the Capitol with Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Feb 2, 2021
On January 29th, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy conversation with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
What you need to know about reopening the state of Texas
Sep 17, 2020
Stay informed regrading Texas policies and the spread of COVID-19 here.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar shares how Texas is maintaining a healthy economy
Sep 7, 2020
On Tuesday, September 1st, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy Q&A with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
A preview of Austin's proposed budget
Jul 16, 2020
On Thursday, July 16, we were joined by City Manager Spencer Cronk, who provided a preview of the proposed 2020-2021 City of Austin budget.
Opening Central Texas for Business task force update
May 8, 2020
The task force has submitted the first round of recommendations to Judge Eckhardt and Mayor Adler, which is its first work product and represents our best efforts to strike a balance between public health and reopening the economy.
Webinar recap: Flattening the curve and successfully reopening the Central Texas economy with TX State Rep. Donna Howard
Apr 22, 2020
On Wednesday, April 22, we were joined by Texas State Representative Donna Howard as she provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and what is needed to safely and successfully restart the Central Texas economy – from a healthcare perspective as well as business perspective.
Chamber signs on to joint letter urging unity among North American trading partners
Apr 9, 2020
The Austin Chamber has joined other business and community organizations in signing a joint letter to Secretary Dr. Jorge Alcocer Varela of the Mexican Ministry of Health requesting "unity among the vital trading partners in North America."
Chamber advocates for startups and small tech inclusion in the CARES Act
Apr 1, 2020
The Austin Chamber has signed onto a letter urging inclusion for venture-backed startups in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Gov. Abbott allows exceptions for essential activities and services
Mar 31, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order that allows “exceptions for essential activities and services based on DHS CISA guidelines.