Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus will be interviewed as part of the Texas Politics Project Speaker Series. His interview will address policy issues facing the 84th Texas Legislature including education, transportation and the budget. The discussion will be led by James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project, and live-streamed at the Texas Politics Project website.
EVENT: The Texas Politics Speaker Series
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11
WHERE: Mezes Hall Studio 2.206, 158 W. 21st St., Austin, Texas 78712
Seating will be extremely limited and reserved for students and faculty members. The live-streamed interview will be available for public access at www.texaspolitics.utexas.edu/events/livestream.
Media personnel are invited to monitor the interview from the green room adjacent to the studio. Space is limited, so reporters are encouraged to arrive no later than 3:20 p.m. to ensure access.
BACKGROUND: Elected speaker of the Texas House in January 2009, Straus, R-San Antonio, is at the center of the legislative processes, making decisions that affect UT Austin students, faculty members and staffers, as well as millions of Texans.
The Texas Politics Project is affiliated with the Department of Government in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Politics Project Speaker Series, established in 2004, is designed to aid Texans in becoming more thoughtful and effective participants in their government and to foster communication between the UT Austin community and elected officials.
Web viewers can submit questions via Twitter during the event using the Twitter handle @TxPolProject.
For more information about the event, or to be added to the speaker series email list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.