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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday January 07, 2024 ( 17 items )  

AANP Spotlights Five Critical Health Care Trends to Watch
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 4 (TNSres) -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news: The nurse practitioner (NP) profession is looking ahead to a new year and new opportunities to advance access to high-quality health care for patients. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners(R) (AANP) has identified five critical health trends that will impact the delivery of patient-centered health care in 2024 and beyond. "As health care continues to evolve, nurse practitione  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Appeals Court Rejects Biden Admin Attempt to Force ER Doctors to Perform Abortions
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Jan. 3 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: In a pivotal victory for women, children, and healthcare professionals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Biden administration cannot illegally use federal law to force emergency room doctors to perform abortions. ADF attorneys representing the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, al  more

Construction Employment Falls In A Quarter Of Metro Areas Between November 2022 And November 2023 As Contractors Struggle To Fill Jobs
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 3 [Category: Construction] -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La. Lead in Job Gains While Orange-Rockland-Westchester, N.Y. Experiences Worst Losses; Construction Association Prepares to Release Survey Reporting Mixed Conditions Construction employment declined in almost a quarter of metro areas between November 2022 and November 2023 as demand tapered in some parts of the countr  more

Dr. Brandy Taylor Dede Named State Director of Children's Defense Fund-Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 -- The Children's Defense Fund issued the following news release: Dr. Brandy Taylor Dede will serve as the new State Director of Children's Defense Fund-Texas following a nationwide search. Dr. Taylor Dede most recently served as a school psychologist and Director at Diagnostic Assessment Services, Incorporated, for three years. Prior to that, she oversaw the operations of Bridgeway Preparatory Academy, in Farmers Branch, as the school's Assistant Superintendent. In addition  more

IFMA Announces New Director of Research
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 5 -- The International Facility Management Association issued the following news: IFMA is pleased to announce our new Director of Research, Matthew Tucker, Ph.D., Professor of Workplace and Facilities Management, and Professorial Lead for the Doctor of Business Administration at Liverpool Business School. As of Jan. 1, 2024, Dr. Tucker will collaborate with IFMA's Research Advisory Committee - an international panel of multidisciplinary subject matter experts - to examine g  more

Jane C. Edmond, MD, Begins Term as 2024 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Jan. 3 -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology issued the following news release on Jan. 2, 2023: Jane C. Edmond, MD, this week begins her one-year term as the 128th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist who specializes in both pediatric and neuro-ophthalmology, Dr. Edmond brings a wealth of leadership experience to the role. She currently serves as the inaugural chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, the University of Texas at Aus  more

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, issued the following news release: In a recent move that raises concerns about the understanding of constitutional principles, Governor Abbott of Texas has drawn criticism from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The organization, dedicated to protecting civil rights and advancing the Hispanic community, expresses deep reservations about the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) and Governor Abbott'  more

Mark P. Mills to Head New National TPPF Initiative on Energy
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced that Mark Mills has joined TPPF as a distinguished senior fellow and will help create and lead a forthcoming national initiative to ensure America has access to affordable and reliable energy, the building blocks for the county's economic growth and national security. Mills brings decades of experience in science and technology to expand on the foundation's  more

Methodist Names First President of New Celina Hospital
CELINA, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Methodist Health System issued the following news release: Methodist Health System has named Cody Hunter, FACHE, as the first president of its newest hospital in Celina. Methodist Celina Medical Center is slated to open in 2025, but the 38-year-old Texas native has already assumed his new role and will immediately work to plant Methodist's roots in the northern Collin County boomtown while keeping the $237 million construction project on schedule. "Cody is a natural l  more

Navarro Leading SwRI's Applied Physics Division
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 3 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Jose Navarro has been named vice president of Southwest Research Institute's Applied Physics Division. He previously served as acting vice president of the division. "I am privileged to step into this role to lead the Applied Physics team," Navarro said. "Our division pushes the boundaries of engineering and physics to develop advanced technologies and systems to meet our clients' challenging demands.  more

NCOIL President Announces 2024 Committee Leadership
BELMAR, New Jersey, Jan. 5 -- The National Conference of Insurance Legislators issued the following news release: NCOIL President Tom Oliverson, M.D., state Representative from Texas announced the lineup of NCOIL Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2024. "I look forward to working with this exceptional group of bipartisan legislative leaders from states all across the country who are committed to further strengthening NCOIL's national reach and influence in creating sound insurance public pol  more

New York Immigration Coalition: More Political Football - Adams Busing EO Hurts Asylum Seekers & NYC
NEW YORK, Jan. 4 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release on Jan. 3, 2024: Last week, NYC Mayor Eric Adams issued an executive order that placed limits on how buses of asylum seekers being sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott could arrive in New York City. Since issuing the order, buses have still arrived at Port Authority, to other parts of Manhattan, and increasingly in New Jersey. Adams is now calling on other local governments around New York City to issue their  more

Reproductive Freedom for All Responds to 5th Circuit Court Ruling on Emergency Abortion Care
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly the NARAL Pro-Choice America) issued the following news release on Jan. 3, 2024: Yesterday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas hospitals cannot be required to provide emergency abortion care. Reproductive Freedom for All President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement: "The Fifth Circuit Court ruling is yet another example of the cruelty and archaic vision of anti-abortion extremists in this c  more

Right On Crime Welcomes New Idaho State Director
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4 -- Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that supports conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders and lowering taxpayer costs, issued the following news release: Right On Crime, a national criminal justice campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, welcomes Jean M. Fisher as its new State Director of Idaho. Fisher, a long-standing Idaho resident, will be advancing ROC's footprint and presence on  more

SwRI's Kevin Shannon Awarded ASTM International's Daniel H. Green Award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 3 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Kevin Shannon, a manager in SwRI's Fuels and Lubricants Research Division, has been awarded the prestigious Daniel H. Green Award by ASTM International, an international organization of over 30,000 professionals working to develop and publish technical standards for various industries. The Daniel H. Green Award is given annually by the ASTM International Committee on Engine Coolants. The Green Award h  more

Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association: Demand for Talent Remains Strong in Texas Upstream Sector
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSres) -- Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association issued the following news release: Citing the latest Current Employment Statistics (CES) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today highlighted new employment figures showing a decline in upstream employment for the month of November. According to TIPRO's analysis, direct Texas upstream employment for November 2023   more

Texas Public Policy Foundation's Life:Powered Submits Comment on PUC's Proposed Interconnection Allowances Rule
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on Jan. 4, 2024: Today, Life:Powered filed a comment with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) on the PUC's proposed rule to establish a new interconnection allowance for generators. Pursuant to H.B. 1500, passed during the 88th Legislature, this new rule should aim to lower the cost uplifted to Texas ratepayers while ensuring the development of new reliable generation is not hindered. To rea  more