Tag Archives: technology

Texas may consider telemedicine legislation

The growing use of telemedicine by Texas consumers is raising questions for the state about how best to regulate it. Telemedicine has been used in Texas since the 1980s, mostly to treat patients in hard-to-reach locations such as rural areas, … Continue reading

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TEA seeks funds to boost school internet connectivity

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is asking the Legislature to spend $25 million in fiscal 2018 to help school districts qualify for a federal program that discounts optical fiber construction projects. The agency said the $25 million state investment ultimately could leverage an … Continue reading

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Committee hears testimony on public information requests

The amount of time local governments spend responding to requests for information under the state’s Public Information Act (PIA) was on the agenda at a recent hearing of the House Government Efficiency and Reform Committee. The committee heard testimony on whether a public entity … Continue reading

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Texas considers role of K-12 online learning

As technological advances increasingly affect the education of students from kindergarten through high school, questions linger about the best ways to employ technology and integrate online learning. While most Texas students still attend “brick and mortar” schools, a certain number are choosing online learning … Continue reading

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Lawmakers review growing concerns about patent ‘trolls’

As lawsuits over ambiguous patent infringements become a growing concern in several states, including Texas, committees in the Texas Legislature are reviewing the issue this interim. The issue involves patent assertion entities (PAEs) acquiring vaguely worded patents for products or processes … Continue reading

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