Legislative Newsletter

PISD Council of PTAs - 9/30/16

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PTA Rally Day

Join us for a PISD PTA carpool to Austin on 2/27 for PTA Rally Day. You can make a difference to PISD students by participating in advocacy on their behalf. Send email to legislative@planopta.org by 10/21 if you are interested.

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Property Tax Hearing

Senator Van Taylor will hold an open hearing about property taxes on Monday, 10/3, starting at 10 am at the Collin College Plano campus. The Senate Property Tax Reform and Relief Committee will listen to testimony for this interim charge: “Study the property tax process, including the appraisal system, and recommend ways to promote transparency, simplicity, and accountability by all taxing entities. Examine and develop options to further reduce the tax burden on property owners.” http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/schedules/pdf/C6322016100310001.PDF
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Debate Watch

The community is invited to join Collin College students and faculty to watch upcoming debates and stay for a discussion afterward. The event will take place simultaneously in the conference center on 3 campuses, so choose whichever one is the most convenient for you. Maps are available at this link. www.collin.edu/campuses


  • 10/4 8:00 – Vice President Debate
  • 10/19 8:00 – President Debate


  • Plano campus – 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy 75074
  • Frisco campus – 9700 Wade Blvd 75035
  • McKinney campus – 2200 W. University Drive 75071
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Who represents me?

Would you like to check which legislators represent you at the state and national level? Just enter your address on the right side of this link. www.legis.state.tx.us
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Ballot by Mail

There are several reasons that entitle people to vote by mail.

  1. Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and election day. The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
  2. Disability
  3. 65 years of age or older
  4. Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony

To apply for a Ballot by Mail, print the form on this link, complete it, and mail it to Collin County Early Voting Clerk, 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney, TX 75069. It must be received by 10/28. www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/5-15f.pdf

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Reminder: Candidate Forum

Plan to attend a public Candidate Forum on 10/8 at the Parr Library in Plano. This is an opportunity to meet candidates and submit written questions. It is hosted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Collin County. http://lwvcollin.org/forums.html

Session 1, 10:30-11:30 – 416th District Judge, Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Place 1

Session 2, 11:45-12:45 – US Representative District 3

Session 3, 1:00-2:00 – TX Representative Districts 66 & 67 & 70

Session 4, 2:15-3:15 – TX Representative Districts 33 & 89

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Upcoming Events

10/4 – Collin College Debate Watch

10/8 – Candidate Forum (10:30-3:15, Parr Library)

10/11 - Last day to register to vote

10/18 - PISD Council of PTAs General Meeting (10:00, PISD Admin Boardroom)

10/19 – Collin College Debate Watch

10/24-11/4 - Early voting

10/28 – Last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail

11/2 – Last day for students to submit an app for the Congressional App Challenge

11/8 - General Election
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