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Lunch and Learn: When the Texas Tribune Comes to Town!

UHD to Host 2023 Legislative Session Recap


By Marie Jacinto

In choosing three cities to host its recap of the 88th Texas Legislative Session’s major policy debates, it’s not surprising that the Texas Tribune chose Houston. What is especially fantastic for our campus community is the panel discussion will be held right here at the University of Houston-Downtown!

On Thursday, June 22, in UHD’s A300 Special Events Center, Texas Tribune Editor in Chief Sewell Chan will moderate the conversation with State Senator Carol Alvarado and the Greater Houston Partnership’s Chief Policy Officer Taylor Landin on the bills that were passed. The 2023 Legislative Session’s impact on the state budget, taxes, public education, higher education, health care, and other key issues will be discussed. Alvarado and Landin will also share how Texans will be affected and what they should know going forward.

Register and learn what this new legislation will mean for communities across the state with a focus on Houston. Lunch will be available for registered attendees.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event begins at noon and will be livestreamed on texastribune.org. Complimentary guest parking will be available at the City of Houston metered lot, located at 201 Girard Street, Houston, TX 77002.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.