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Business Community Advocates For San Antonio At Texas Capitol

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The 86th Texas legislature is in full swing. A coalition of San Antonio businesses and chambers of commerce are teaming up to vocalize their legislative priorities. 

Lawmakers will soon make budgetary decisions, choosing to continue existing programs, address ongoing issues and fund new initiatives around the state for the next two years. 

Local groups including four chambers of commerce are organizing an advocacy day for March 5 in Austin, mobilizing at least 150 business leaders and members of the community to visit the Texas Capitol and meet with lawmakers.    

Their legislative agendas call for better education and health care outcomes for Texans, as well as more infrastructure for military affairs and transportation. The chambers also emphasize workforce development, highlighting the tourism, cybersecurity and aerospace industries and their contribitutions to the state's economy. 

Why is finding common ground good for business and the community? What legislative priorities stand out to you? 

Click here for more information on the ¡VIVA San Antonio! event at the Texas State Capitol on March 5 or visit the event listing on Facebook

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This interview aired on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 

Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.