Advocacy Updates
March 24, 2023
Tarrant County Leaders take the Voice of Business to Texas Capitol

With activity in the Texas Legislature picking up steam, the spotlight on our state’s elected officials brightens.

March 16, 2023
Governor Abbott Outlines Blueprint for Texas to Remain #1

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted Governor Greg Abbott at its “Leaders in Government” event on March 15 at The Worthington Renaissance Hotel.

March 9, 2023
Momentum Builds for Economic Development Incentives in Texas

Following the expiration of Chapter 313 – that state of Texas’ primary property tax abatement tool – at the end of 2022, stakeholders have been seeking an alternative that would keep Texas competitive with other states for capital intensive economic development projects.

March 3, 2023
Texas' "Big Three" Outline Priorities for the 88th Legislature

Last week, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan unveiled a slate of priorities that he hopes will be addressed this session by the chamber over which he presides.

February 24, 2023
Meet the Candidates: Fort Worth City Council

The filing deadline has passed for candidates wishing to seek local office in 2023, finalizing the field of candidates who will appear on the ballot this spring. Two new Fort Worth City Council districts have been created to expand the elected representation of the city’s residents. Get to know the districts and the candidates below.

February 16, 2023
FTC's Non-Compete Proposal Sets Dangerous Precedent for Business

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would ban non-compete clauses between employers and workers.

February 9, 2023
Tarrant County House Delegation Receive Committee Assignments

Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan announced the committee assignments for the 88th Legislature today. Members hailing from Tarrant County were placed on various committees spanning several different policy areas.

February 2, 2023
Get to Know the Tarrant County Texas House Delegation

The Texas Legislature is underway for its 88th regular session. The public policy issues that elected officials will deliberate have an impact on local business in Fort Worth, whether it be tax policy, business regulations, quality of life issues, or a variety of other policy areas that effect businesses’ bottom line.

January 26, 2023
Tarrant County Senate Delegation Receive Committee Assignments

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the Texas Senate’s committee assignments this week, establishing the leadership of 17 different committees, special committees, and subcommittees with specific legislative purviews.

January 19, 2023
Get to Know the Tarrant County Senate Delegation

The Texas Legislature officially convened last week, setting in motion the 140-day period every other year when elected officials address key issues and priorities of the state government.

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