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With the stroke of Abbott's pen, TAB wins clean sweep on legislative front
-Major victories on tax, newsroom issues

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
When Gov. Greg Abbott put away his veto stamp and bill-signing pen, Texas broadcasters concluded their most successful legislative session in TAB's history. Major victories ranged from fixes to state sales and franchise tax concerns, as well as key newsroom issues involving investigative reporting and public information laws.
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Abbott signs TAB-advocated accident report legislation, acts on remaining bills
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
June 21 marked the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to sign, veto or let legislation become law without his signature, but he didn't take that long finishing the task of acting on several hundred pieces of legislation in the wee hours of the morning. Among the bills awaiting his final action recently was HB 2633 by Rep. Ana Hernandez, D-Houston, a TAB-amended proposal that ensures newsrooms' continued access to complete motor vehicle accident reports.
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Convention Focus: Comrex Corporation
Comrex has designed and manufactured broadcast equipment since its incorporation in 1961. They consistently have developed the most innovative technology to address the specific needs of broadcasters and create products, which enable broadcasters to produce live, local and imaginative remote programming. Comrex strives to provide a simple answer to a universal broadcast need — the transportation of high-quality media to the studio from virtually anywhere, economically, at a moment's notice. Comrex Corporation is a longtime TAB Bronze Associate Member and 2015 TAB Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor!
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