'Quorum Report' Founder, Editor Headlines Hobby Center for Public Policy Event

Luncheon Benefits Hobby Fellows Program

The University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy is planning its annual Fall Luncheon to benefit the future generations of public policy professionals. Harvey Kronberg, founder and editor of the online publication Quorum Report, will serve as the keynote speaker discussing “Texas Election Showdown: Knocking over the chessboard and starting over again.”

The event is planned for noon, Thursday, Sept. 4 at the UH Moores Opera House. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

“This election is a once-in-a-generation event,” Kronberg said. “This is the first time since 1998 when the general election could trump the March primaries.  Conventional wisdoms that have ruled Texas for a very long time are at risk. At the very least, the stage is being set for Texas as a new battleground state in 2016.”

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The Quorum Report covers state politics and government.  Kronberg also is the founder of the publication Texas Energy Report and is a sought-after political analyst. 

The luncheon benefits the center’s Hobby Fellows program. Through the program, undergraduate students have opportunities to work as full-time interns in the Texas Capitol during legislative sessions, while earning a small stipend and up to 12 credit hours in political science.  The experience provides students with knowledge of the legislative process by observation, participation, research and writing. They also attend meetings and hearings, and meet with constituents and lobbyists.   

“Life in the Capitol is rarely what it seems to civilians.  I hope to share what the actual combatants in Texas politics are talking and thinking about,” Kronberg said.

For more information or to register visit http://www.uh.edu/class/hcpp/_docs/luncheon/registrationform.pdf

WHAT: UH Hobby Center for Public Policy 2014 Fall Luncheon

Featuring Harvey Kronberg, Founder and Editor of the Quorum Report

WHEN: Noon, Thursday, Sept. 4

Registration begins at 11 a.m.

WHERE:  University of Houston Moores Opera House, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd

For directions and parking information, visit http://www.uh.edu/maps/buildings/?short_name=msm