‘Perspectives on the Texas Legislature: 2013 Session’ topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 3


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

‘Perspectives on the Texas Legislature: 2013 Session’ topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 3

HOUSTON – (Sept. 25, 2012) – With a little more than a month to go until the Nov. 6 elections, budget professionals, legislators, education and business leaders will share their perspectives on the 2013 Texas Legislature Oct. 3 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. 

Who: In order of appearance:

Billy Hamilton, former deputy comptroller of Texas.

Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune.

Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

Mark Jones, Baker Institute fellow in political science.

Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, Texas state senator for District 13.

Mike Moses, former Texas commissioner of education.

Additional speakers include John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, and John Montford, a former chancellor of Texas Tech University and former Texas state senator.

What: “Perspectives on the Texas Legislature: 2013 Session” conference, hosted by Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and the Baker Institute.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

To view the complete event information and agenda, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/events/txlegislature2013. A live webcast will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts


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Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.