CHASP and CPG to Co-Host Preview of Hot Topics for New Texas Legislature
Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
AUSTIN, Texas-- November 30, 2010-- The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will co-host “The 82nd Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics,” a panel discussion of important issues facing Texas, on Friday, Dec. 3.
The panel will feature Eva DeLuna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities; Jamie Dudensing, Senior Advisor for Budget and Policy for the Office of the Lt. Governor; Sherri Greenberg, CPG Interim Director, LBJ School Senior Lecturer and former State Representative; and Representative Lois Kolkhorst, Chair of the House Committee on Public Health.
The panel discussion will focus on issues facing Texas likely to be prominent in the next legislative session including health and social issues, immigration, human services, the state budget, and the impact of redistricting. This event is the latest in a larger CPG initiative to bring policymakers together to lend expertise and perspective on the issues and challenges surrounding the upcoming state legislative session. Additionally, this event is an extension of the CHASP mission to support events that offer critical analysis of significant health and social policy issues.
The event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Bass Lecture Hall located in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St. Austin, Texas 78713.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is recommended. For more information and to register, please visit: http://lbj.utexas.edu/cpg/event_detail.php?id=62.
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The Center for Health and Social Policy was created in 2002 with a mission to enhance research and teaching and inform public debate in health and social policy issues. CHASP supports faculty members and students specializing in health and social policy as they produce research that critically analyzes issues impacting people statewide, nationwide and globally.
For more information on CHASP, visit: http://lbj.utexas.edu/chasp/
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The Center for Politics and Governance prepares future leaders to be more effective by merging theoretical knowledge and practical applications of politics and governance. The Center develops new approaches to political institutions that will foster creative and effective policymaking. Areas of focus are politics and policy, effective governance, leadership in the public arena and media in public affairs.
For more information on CPG, visit: http://lbj.utexas.edu/cpg/