TMA's Legislative News Hotline

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Want to stay fully informed of the latest dealings in the Texas Legislature when it is in session? Then subscribe today to TMA Legislative News Hotline .

Hotline is a daily electronic newsletter for TMA members only that reports the legislature's latest actions on bills affecting Texas medicine. The hotline is delivered each legislative day before noon beginning Jan. 1. A weekly recap, delivered each Sunday, is also available.

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Latest issues of TMA's Legislative News Hotline

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
More than a dozen bills are before the Senate Finance Committee today proposing cuts to Texas’ property and franchise taxes. Eliminating Texas’ professional services occupation tax also is on the docket. TMA, along with 19 other professional organizations, will be on hand to support Senate Bill 765 by Sen. Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler).

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Despite the rain and fog, more than 200 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members descended upon the state Capitol to discuss TMA’s top legislative topics, such as more funding for graduate medical education, women’s health care services, and mental health services; and preventing allied health professionals from expanding their scope of practice beyond their education, training, and skills. Here are materials provided for First Tuesday participants:

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Monday, March 2, 2015
Tomorrow marks medicine’s second big lobby day at the Capitol. More than 200 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members are meeting with their home town elected officials and state leaders to discuss TMA’s top legislative asks, which inclcudes:

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Seven Texas Medical Association physician leaders testified before the Senate Finance Committee today. The committee was examining funding for the state’s health and human services programs.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Tobacco-use prevention and protecting Texas children from becoming tobacco users top this week's TMA Legislative News Hotline video, as well as graduate medical education (GME) funding. Watch Eduardo Sanchez, MD, Texas Public Health Coalition chair, and San Antonio pediatrician Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, explain why the state must take steps to improve tobacco prevention and regulate e-cigarettes.


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