Because they are administrative subdivisions of the State, legislative approval is necessary for counties to modify or expand the services they provide to their residents. The Texas Legislature meets for 140 days every odd-numbered year, and at other times at the call of the Governor. A major focus of the IGR Office it to represent the interests of the Travis County Commissioners Court and, through them, the people of Travis County in the legislative process.

Prior to each session, the IGR Office meets with county stakeholder groups – elected and appointed officials and county departments – to identify legislative needs. Working with the Court’s Legislative Subcommittee, the team develops a Legislative Agenda that includes both priorities for legislative action and policy positions. The IGR Office then works to execute those legislative priorities and advance the policy positions.

During the session, the IGR Office reports regularly to the Commissioners Court, updating and sometimes modifying the Legislative Agenda as necessary. After a session concludes, the Office reports to the Court on the outcome of the items on the Legislative Agenda, as well as on other impacts of the session on the people of Travis County.

View a copy of the current Legislative Agenda here.

For more information, contact IGR@traviscountytx.gov.

IGR Staff

IGR Coordinator
Deece Eckstein

IGR Specialist
Julie Wheeler

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