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TAB on Verge of Big Wins at Capitol

With just a handful of days left in the 2019 Texas legislative session, TAB is on the verge of scoring some big wins for local TV and Radio stations on multiple fronts. The victories are poised to come down on both sides of the ledger – offense and defense – in ways that will directly benefit stations’ bottom lines and their mission to inform, protect and entertain the communities they’re licensed to serve.

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Measure Clarifying CBD Oil Sales in Texas Heading to Gov. Abbott

Texas lawmakers have approved a bill legalizing industrial hemp farming as well as production and sale of certain types of CBD oil manufactured from hemp. HB 1325, the Hemp Farming Act, by St. Rep. Tracy King, D-Uvalde, was approved by the Texas Senate in a 31-0 vote.

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Eberhart Takes TAB Board Seat

Steve Eberhart, owner/operator of KGAF-AM Gainesville, was selected to represent Small Market Radio on the TAB Board, filling a…

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Attendee Registration Now Open for #TAB2019

Register today for Texas Broadcasting's biggest event - TAB's Annual Convention & Trade Show, Aug. 7-8 at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin.

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TAB introduces Omnia Staffing Profiles

The instant reports can dramatically improve your hiring process, enhance employee motivation and communication, increase retention and support most of your specific developmental initiatives.

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Anti-SLAPP Law Rewrite Advances in Texas Senate

The rewrite of Texas’ Anti-SLAPP law advanced in the Texas Senate this week with a hearing in the Senate chamber where Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, laid it out before the Senate State Affairs Committee. TAB has been doggedly working to ensure the measure retains the core Free Speech protections so important to newsrooms and to citizens compelled to speak out on matters of public concern.

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TAB Newsroom Legislative Priorities Near Final Approvals

Less than two weeks remain in the 86th Texas Legislature and lawmakers are scrambling to get final passage on their legislative priorities for this session. TAB is right there with them seeking final approvals on our package of Open Government-themed newsroom legislative priorities. Two of those four should see action this week.

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Big Three’s Sales Tax/Property Tax Swap Scheme Tanks

The grand plan to deliver “lasting” property tax relief to Texans by hiking the sales tax rate 16% tanked this week after taking fire from every corner of the political landscape, despite being advanced prominently by Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

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Will Texas Lawmakers Bring Clarity to CBD Oil Sales?

Lawmakers could give final approval this month to legislation allowing a new cash crop for Texas farmers to grow, as well as bring some clarity to advertising cannabidiol, or CBD, products in Texas. HB 1325, the Hemp Farming Act, by St. Rep. Tracy King, D-Uvalde, would allow Texas farmers to grow hemp.

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TAB Newsroom Legislative Agenda on Path to May Final Passage

With less than four weeks remaining in the 86th Texas Legislature, all four of TAB’s newsroom legislative priorities have moved from one chamber to the other and are on a path to final passage this month.

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