The Dateline Austin newsletter goes out via email every week to TLTA members and covers the latest important regulatory and legislative updates title professionals need to know about.

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February 13, 2019

  • Legislative Update: Bills We're Monitoring, Senate Property Tax Committee Advances Property Tax Reform Legislation, Special Election Results
  • TLTA Volunteers Continue Assisting TDI's Plain Language Initiative
  • National Association of Realtors Unveils GSE Reform Proposal
  • Fannie, Freddie See Massive Increases in Trading in January
  • Redfin, Zillow Now Buying Houses in Dallas, Houston

February 6, 2019

  • Legislative Update: Governor's State of the State, Property Tax Reform, Day at the Capitol
  • CFPB Update: FAQs on TRID Rule Published
  • U.S. Sen. Crapo Shakes Up GSE Reform With Housing Finance Plan of His Own
  • Lawmakers Need to Decide Nature of Texas Windstorm Insurer, Sunset Commission Says
  • FHFA Names New Chief of Staff

January 30, 2019

  • Legislative Update: Special Election Results, Day at the Capitol
  • Guaranty Fee to Be Reinstated May 1, 2019
  • TDI Quarterly Audit Results Published
  • Why the Shutdown Was a Big Deal for Housing
  • Five U.S. House Freshman to Watch on Housing Issues

January 23, 2019

  • Legislative Update: Senate Committee Assignments, Senate Finance Hearings Begin, Bill Tracking and More From the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature
  • CFPB Director Says Bureau Will Examine TRID Effectiveness
  • Texas Attorney General Opinion Regarding Electronic Signatures Supports TLTA's Pursuit of Remote Online Notary Clarification at Texas Legislature
  • 106th Congress Sees 10 New Members From Texas, Changes on Key Committees
  • FHFA Will Not Defend Its Constitutionality in Court

January 16, 2019

  • Legislative Update: Inauguration, Budget Proposals, Bill Tracking
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Challenging Constitutionality of CFPB
  • The Shutdown's Impact on Financial Services
  • Meet Maren Kasper – The New Head of Ginnie Mae
  • New Push for Eminent Domain Reform Expected at Texas Legislature

January 9, 2019

  • The Texas Legislature Is Back In Session
  • Day at the Capitol: Registration Deadlines Approaching Quickly
  • Five Things to Watch As the Texas Legislature's 86th Session Gets Underway
  • Maxine Waters: Much of My Work Will Be Undoing Mulvaney's 'Damage' to CFPB
  • Watt Out: OCC's Otting Officially Takes Over As FHFA Director

January 3, 2019

  • Newly Elected Legislators Prepare for 86th Session of Texas Legislature – Which Starts Jan. 8
  • Compliance Reminder: Stop Collecting GARC Fee
  • Underwriters: TDI Adopts 2019 Maintenance Fees and Taxes, Examination Assessments
  • CFPB: Kraninger Kills Bureau Name Change
  • Fannie Mae Releases New Policies for Originations During Government Shutdown
  • FHFA's 2019 Plan for Fannie, Freddie