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Perspectives on the Texas Legislature: 2013 Session

Rice University's Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and the Baker Institute present a conference featuring the perspectives of budget professionals, the press, legislators, and education and business leaders on the 2013 Texas Legislature.

Conference Agenda

9:15 am Session I: Budget Professionals
Chair: Billy Hamilton, Former Deputy Comptroller of Texas

10:30 am Session II: The Press
Chair: Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune

11:45 am Luncheon Keynote Address
The Honorable Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Moderator: Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., Baker Institute Fellow in Political Science

1:15 pm Session III: Legislators
Chair: The Honorable Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, Texas State Senator for District 13

2:45 pm Session IV: Education and Business Leaders
Chair: Mike Moses, Ph.D., Former Commissioner of Education for Texas

To view the entire conference, please click below:

Speaker Mark Jones

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Wed, Oct. 3, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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