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Texas Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)

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Setting priorities, getting results : Governor's proposed state budget for the 2000-01 biennium by Texas( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Funding effective government : proposed state budget for the 1998-99 biennium by Texas( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Governor George W. Bush Budget and Planning Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
During Texas Governor George W. Bush's term, the Budget and Planning Office advised the Governor regarding state fiscal matters, prepared the Governor's biennial budget recommendations to the Legislature, monitored state appropriations and operations, analyzed fiscal and economic issues, and performed other duties determined by the Governor. Administrative correspondence, budget development files, statewide cost allocation plans, Grants Team records, and publications were created and/or maintained by the Budget and Planning Office in the course of developing and carrying out budgets and plans for funding Texas state government during the terms of Texas Governor George W. Bush. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, tracking slips, reports, statements, plans, proposals, manuals, opinions, printed material, legal documents, questionnaires, contracts, organization charts, notes, publications, memoranda of agreement, executive orders, bylaws, policies and procedures, drafts, budgets, legislative records, speeches, clippings, 3.5-inch floppy disks, and audiocassette tapes, dating 1967 to 2000 and undated, bulk 1990 to 2000, created and/or maintained by the Texas Governor's Budget and Planning Office during the terms of George W. Bush. Albert Hawkins was the Director of the Budget and Planning Office during Bush's terms in office. "Administrative correspondence" comprise the Budget and Planning Office "central files" and contain predominantly incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda that passed between the Budget and Planning staff and various other staff members in the Governor's Office, state agencies, federal agencies, corporations and consultants, state legislators and members of Congress, and various public officials. The subjects of the correspondence concern the development of the state budget and the financial needs and plans of Texas agencies and other state funded institutions, including appropriations, exempt salary issues, consultant contracts pursuant to Wagner-Peyser 7(b) allocations (a program providing employment-related services to veterans), emergency grants, applications for federal funds, allocation of additional full-time, part-time, and temporary employees, receipt of grant funds and other payments from federal bodies, Year 2000 transition costs, and disaster funding. General subjects include welfare to work, tax reform, the funding of public education and distressed communities, and managed care. A few memoranda concern internal Budget and Planning Office polices. Records found in the "State budget development files" aid in documenting the development of the Texas state budget and were submitted by various state agencies to fulfill the reporting requirements of the General Appropriations Acts (House Bills 1) of the 74th and 75th Legislatures. The materials specifically concern, and can include copies of, rules review plans, biennial operating plans, capital acquisition statements and requests, salary level information, fee and tax collection income reports, cost containment reports, position classification statements, exceptional item funding requests, employee bonuses in return for Year 2000 conversion activities, service and population category information, contract approval requests, lawsuit notifications, and various other subjects. Correspondence is frequently addressed to Albert Hawkins, but was logged and handled by the office staff, as indicated by the logging/tracking forms attached to the letters. The role of the Legislative Budget Board in the budget development process can be discerned in some of the materials. A few documents concerning agency exempt salary plans date from the term of Texas Governor Ann Richards and were written by Dale Craymer, her Director of Budget and Planning. Records in the "Statewide cost allocation plans" series concern the creation of plans that track the state's indirect costs and the recovery of those costs for the purpose of satisfying federal grant guidelines. The cost allocation plans were prepared by David M. Griffith & Associates, LTD and by KPMG Peat Marwick. Additional training materials, manuals, and proposals were submitted by David M. Griffith & Associates, LTD. Correspondence and attachments concern the plans and particularly involve communications with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the agency designated by OMB (U.S. Office of Management and Budget) as the cognizant agency responsible for negotiating indirect, fringe benefit (and other specialty) rates and issuing related rate agreements for a significant number of organizations receiving federal awards. Budget and Planning Office Grant's Team staff member Tom Adams figures prominently in the majority of the correspondence. Major subjects of concern in the records center around costs that the federal government disallowed, particularly charges regarding the Capitol Complex Telephone System and the Uniform Group Insurance Program (UGIP). Some of the materials date from the terms of Texas Governors William P. Clements and Ann Richards and involve Budget and Planning Directors Sheila Beckett and Dale Craymer. "Property tax relief records" are written testimony, public testimony registration cards, sign-in sheets, audiocassette tapes ofpublic hearings, and correspondence, 1976 to 1996, bulk 1996, created, received, or maintained by the Governor's Office of Budget and Planning, which provided administrative support to the Citizen's Committee on Property Tax Relief. The committee was created by Texas Governor George W. Bush to explore ways to reduce property taxes. The Staff Work Group on Property Tax Relief, composed of designees of Governor bush, Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, House Speaker Pete Laney, and Comptroller John Sharp, was created to develop possible replacements for the school property tax without providing recommendations. Registration cards include the names of individuals testifying at hearings held by the citizen's committee, title and address of those testifying, who they represent, and the location of the public hearing. Hearings were held in Amarillo, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, Tyler, and Wichita Falls. Testimony was presented by state officials; former state officials; representatives of organizations, businesses, and agriculture; and home owners, including those on fixed incomes. Correspondence was sent by individuals unable to attend the hearings. The Grants Team monitors the federal, state, and private funding information resources and alerts state legislators, state agencies, non-profit organizations, all subdivisions of government and individuals to funding opportunities. "Records of the Grants Team" include correspondence, memoranda, letters and memoranda of agreement, grant reference materials, casework, executive orders, strategic plans, evaluations, reports, publications, bylaws, policies and procedures, manuals, printed materials, calendars, drafts, budgets, performance measures, legislative records, speeches, opinions, clippings, web page printouts, forms, organization charts, mailing lists, notes, telephone directories, travel and purchase records, and 3.5-inch floppy disks that date 1967 to 2000 and were maintained by the Grants Team in the Texas Office of the Governor's Budget and Planning Office during the tenure of George W. Bush. "Grants Team records of assistance to regional planning commissions," dating 1967 to 1999, document the activities of the administrations of all Texas governors from John Connally to George W. Bush in the origination, development, and functioning of Texas' regional assistance funding program and regional planning commissions. Staff member Tom Adams figures prominently in the records from the 1990s. Initial records contain founding executive orders and governing legislation, Attorney General opinions, speeches, early policies and procedures, proposals, rationales, and reports concerning the regional council/commission system and its relationship to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 701 program. The redelineation files concern the biennial reviews, beginning in 1971, of state planning region boundaries by the Governor's Office. The general files contain information about all of the regional planning councils, such as funding allocation formulas, general correspondence, requests for project funds, and the 1996 quarterly/annual reports for all of the councils. The final section of records consists of files for each of the individual planning councils. The files generally include reports, correspondence, and other information submitted to enable the councils to receive state planning assistance funds. "Denise Francis' files" cover a wide range of subjects handled as head of the Grants Team. "Staff casework records" respond to requests for assistance in locating and obtaining grant funds."Training files" document workshops presented by Grants Team staff around Texas from 1998 to 2000. "Agency strategic plans and reports," 1995-1996, seem to have been submitted in 1996 in accordance with the responsibility of the Texas Governor's Budget and Planning office's Grants Team to collect and analyze performance data from state agencies on maximizing federal funds. The records of the Budget and Planning Office include eight publications maintained in that office during the terms of George W. Bush. The publications concern proposed Texas state budgets, a budget policy message to the 74th Legislature in the form of a published speech, statewide strategic planning elements from 1998 and 2000, and property tax relief
Governor's Commission for Women records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Governor's Commission for Women (GCW) was created in 1967 to serve as a liaison between Texas women and government agencies, as well as private entities addressing women's needs. A division of the Office of the Governor, the commission specializes in outreach, education, research, and referral services. These records primarily document GCW's activities during the term of Governor Rick Perry but also include a small portion of records from when Ann Richards and George W. Bush were governors. Dates include 1988-1990, 1993-2014, with the bulk dating 2001-2013. The paper records are almost exclusively from the terms of Richards and Bush. The electronic records are entirely from Perry's term. During Ann Richards' term as governor, the commission worked toward the mental, physical and emotional health of Texas women. When George W. Bush was governor, the commission focused on the support and promotion of volunteer efforts in Texas by housing an Office of Volunteerism. The commission created a permanent Texas Women's Hall of Fame exhibit and launched a statewide education initiative promoting healthy teen dating when Rick Perry was governor. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence (letters and emails), informational fliers and handouts, programs, brochures, ephemera, copies of newspaper articles, training material, meeting agenda and minutes, budgets, strategic planning documents, executive orders, by-laws, reports and summaries, surveys, evaluation forms, administrative materials, electronic newsletters, reports, project ideas and proposals, and speech transcripts. A substantial portion of the paper records are related to the planning, execution and evaluation of the 10th and 11th annual Professional Development Conference (with a new theme each year). Subjects include state agency volunteer training, effectively utilizing volunteers, GCW conferences, state agency council (SAC), legislation for GCW, Women's Chamber of Commerce, Women's Business Exchange, Women 50+, violence against women, healthy teen dating, women in American politics, and the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. The extent of the electronic records is provided by the file size and the number of files and folders. The inventory does not list single electronic file or folder. Folder dates are not always accurate and may contain additional years than what is stated. Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), PDFs, and PowerPoint. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records. Correspondence for this division of the Governor's Office may exist that is not represented in this finding aid. Beginning in 2009, most correspondence generated or received by the Governor's Office is in electronic form only. In addition, all correspondence not already in electronic form has been scanned without attachments by the Governor's Office. The original correspondence in paper form may no longer be present. A searchable electronic database of this correspondence is available. To access this database, please contact Archives staff
Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Laura Bush acted as First Lady of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000. These speech and press files covering First Lady Laura Bush's activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Files contain newspaper clippings, press releases and media advisories, speeches given by the First Lady (both drafts and finished copy), scripts for PSAs, event forms, correspondence, staff memoranda, reports (e.g. the First Lady's Early Childhood Development Initiative), media lists, publications, conference materials, audiotapes and videotapes. The records date from 1980 to 2000 and undated, with the bulk of the records being from 1995 to 2000. In general, these files reflect the wide variety of issues of interest to First Lady Laura Bush. Especially well represented are her concerns with literacy, early childhood development, libraries, and art. The series event files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, provides information on events in which Texas First Lady Laura Bush participated. The folders in this series usually have a title specifying the event and/or topic the event is connected to and contain material on the event. Most but not all folders contain event forms, which supply the following information: name of event, date, time, location, contact information, other participants, attire, audience (size, description), length of speech if applicable, whether there will be a question-and-answer session, moderator, topic, speaker introducing Mrs. Bush, and other relevant information as added by the primary event contact person. Some of these files also contain speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other documentation associated with the event in question. Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, contains both correspondence and subject files with background information on topics Laura Bush took an interest in as Texas First Lady. The correspondence files of this series include drafts and templates, as well as copies of final signed letters, often with the incoming letter attached. Correspondents include private citizens, members of organizations, and public officials/employees. Arrangement is somewhat topical, often including a mixture of speeches, news clippings, and other relevant information in the same folder. Lists of media contacts contain addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers for various newspaper, magazine, radio, and television staff. This series also contains some staff memoranda, mostly from Lynn Denton (a staff member of the Policy Office of Governor Bush), either to the First Lady, to other staff, or to both. There are also some files from Charlene Fern of the Governor's Press Office. The subject files provide background information on topics, initiatives, events, and individuals of interest to Laura Bush as First Lady. There are also conference materials and related publications and two First Lady speech indices. A few folders were empty and have been removed, but the folder titles are listed below in the container listing; notations indicate which were empty. [Note: The majority of the files contain working papers, possibly excepted from disclosure (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Texas Music Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Texas Music Office (TMO) of the Texas Governor's Office is a state-funded business promotion office and information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry. These records document the TMO's activities primarily during the terms of office of governors George W. Bush (1995-2000) and Rick Perry (2000-2015), but also include a small amount of materials from the terms of Ann Richards, Bill Clements, and Mark White. Dates range from 1985 to 2015 and undated, with the bulk dating 1993-2012. Records in this series involve both analog and electronic record types including incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations, speeches, invitations, drafts, meeting minutes, spreadsheets, organization charts, press releases, notes, clippings, floppy discs, audiocassettes, compact discs, DVDs, and videocassettes. Publication development files document the process of conceiving, cultivating, and writing a number of TMO-published informational resources, including the Texas Music Industry Directory, The Texas Recording and Production Guide, and The Musicians and Retailers Guide to the Internet, dating 1993-2007, undated. Proposed legislation documents the development and advocacy of several legislative initiatives pertaining to TMO interests, such as facility upgrade incentives, mixed beverage taxes, a prospective Texas State Music History Museum, and various legislation related to the Texas recorded and live music industries, dating 1990-2014, undated. Project files comprise several subseries of general files, including general incoming correspondence, subject files, files documenting the attendance or sponsorship of industry events such as the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference or the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the personal files of director Casey Monahan and publications coordinator Marc Fort. Also included is a collection of audiocassette, compact disc, and CD-ROM recordings of music submitted to the TMO by musicians, musician representatives, and record companies for promotional purposes. The series dates 1985-2015, undated. Invitations comprise both analog and electronic invitations to various music-related events, particularly the annual Capitol Salute to Texas Music, dating 1992-2012, undated. Strategic plans comprise a small collection of long-range planning materials and work plans, dating 1990-2000. Public Relations records consists of a small collection of TMO press releases dating 1996-1998. Staff reports consists of a small grouping of weekly or monthly reports detailing projects and activities of key staff members, dating 2002-2007. Texas Music Industry survey data consists of anonymous individual responses to a TMO survey questionnaire provided to a members of the Texas musician and musical business communities, dating 1998, 2010. The responses are split into musician and industry sections, with the corresponding questionnaire for each. Meeting materials consists of agenda, minutes, and notes for meetings attended by TMO staff, as well as 25 audiocassette recordings of meetings of the TMO predecessor agency, the Texas Music Commission, from 1986 to 1987. The series dates 1986-2002. State publications consists of multiple editions of several informational publications released by the TMO: the Texas Recording and Production Guide, the Texas Music Education Primer, the Texas Talent Register, and the Texas Music Industry Directory. The series dates 1991-2006. Speeches consists of prepared remarks on music-related topics intended for Casey Monahan, office manager Stephen Ray, and Governor Perry, dating 2001-2014. The intended speakers for several of the speeches are unidentified. The Photographs series documents performances, award ceremonies, conferences, group portraits, and portraits of TMO staff members and members of the Texas music community, such as Ornette Coleman and Billy Joe Shaver. A substantial portion appear to document a TMO staff visit to George Strait at his ranch in La Salle County, though the location is unclear. The series dates 2004-2011. The extent of the electronic records is provided by the file size, and the number of files and folders. The inventory does not list every single electronic file or folder. Electronic records described in this finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to paper and electronic records. Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., .xlsm, xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, .psd), emails, PDFs, and PowerPoint files. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, and .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request, restrictions may apply. To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types
Governor George W. Bush Policy Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Policy Office under Texas Governor George W. Bush advised the governor on emerging problems and opportunities and developed policy options for the governor's consideration; it also helped ensure that the governor's policies were implemented by state agencies and commissions. The office was organized around specialized issues such as education, criminal justice, health and human services, natural resources, economic development, and transportation. Records of the Policy Office during the tenure of Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-2000) include correspondence; policy memoranda; records of the Texas Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission; records of the Governor's Faith-Based Task Force and Charitable Choice; bill files; questionnaire replies; reports on, or related to, technology education and the need for a high-tech workforce; records regarding the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' sunset process and low-income housing; and assorted pamphlets, publications, press releases, photographs, and a calendar. The materials date from 1970, 1982 to 2000, undated, with the bulk of the records dating 1995 to 2000
Governor George W. Bush Legislative Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Legislative Office under Texas Governor George W. Bush (also referred to as the Legislative Affairs Office) advised the governor on legislative matters and assisted in developing and promoting the governor's legislative goals. These records include bill files (correspondence, signature sheets, action reports, bill analysis, bill histories, copies of bills (initial, enrolled, engrossed), memoranda, notes, press releases, and news clippings), correspondence (letters, memoranda, e-mail, and faxes), resumes, and subject files (containing notes, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, tables, issue papers, briefing documents, talking points, conference papers, procedure drafts, brochures, agenda, legislation, litigation, etc.). They date 1988, 1990, 1992-2000, and undated, bulk 1995-2000. These records document the work of the Governor's office in promoting the passage of key legislation during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Texas Legislatures. The staff records (Director's correspondence, and Deputy Director's research/resource files) are particularly rich in documenting education (especially the promotion of literacy and reading, the "school-to-work" concept of matching education with society's demonstrated vocational/career needs, school finance reform, and charter schools). Also covered (although minimally so) are a variety of other issues: child support enforcement, border trade and transportation, unmarried teen parents, a statewide gang database, illegal gambling, welfare reform, sexual misconduct by clergy and mental health/health care professionals, prison overcrowding, tort reform, hazardous waste disposal, regulation of mortgage lenders, concealed handguns, initiative/referendum, etc. The most voluminous of this office's records are the bill files, which likely cover the full spectrum of legislative advocacy by the Governor's office
Governor George W. Bush Scheduling Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Scheduling Office was responsible for arranging Governor Bush's out-of-office events. In late May or early June 1999, Correspondence Office staff took over scheduling functions after the Director of Schedulingand other high level staff left the Governor's Office to work for Bush's presidential campaign. The Governor's Office coordinated with the Bush campaign office in determining which events Bush would attend. Records are invitations, travel arrangement files, and general office files, 1993-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, for the ( "Executive Office records, Schedules and calendars" series for schedules created by the Scheduling Office and used by the Governor and his Executive Office staff. Invitations comprise letters, invitations, email, faxes, event cover sheets, reports, programs, brochures, press releases, maps, schedules, event forms, speeches, printed materials, photographs, and other documentation concerning invitations to Governor Bush handled by the Scheduling Office, dating 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000. Both declined and accepted invitations are included. Gold-colored event cover sheets usually include the identification number assigned to the event; sponsor; date, time, and location of event; name of event; role Governor Bush would play; contact name; number of attendees (beginning in the fall of 1995); plus a checklist for recommended action and action taken (accepted, declined, type of letter or call, etc.); and room for notes. There are a few pink mansion function request forms instead of event cover sheets, for mansion events. For those invitations accepted, the event form includes the following information: date, time, event name, location, primary contacts, attire, audience, remarks (length, introduced by, time governor will speak, emphasis/topic), miscellaneous (dais guests/head table, backdrop description, will governor be on stage, will podium be available, can members of media attend event), and additional comments. Travel arrangement files comprise correspondence, memos, travel itinerary and schedules, lists, agenda, event forms, printed material, maps, dating 1994-1999, bulk 1995, created by the Scheduling Office while planning Governor Bush's trips. Governor Bush traveled throughout Texas, attended midwinter meetings of the National Governors Association, and visited Mexico several times. A few files were created for events he ended up not attending. Out-of-state travel for non-gubernatorial purposes are not covered by these records. General office files comprise correspondence, printouts of email, summary reports of invitations, memos, policies and procedures, legal opinions and advice, calendars, maps, printed materials, organization charts, lists, and forms, dating 1993-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000. Files cover Scheduling Office policies and procedures used to determine which events the governor would attend as well as Governor's Office policies and procedures in place across the agency. Summaries of events for approval by Governor Bush or his gubernatorial or campaign staff are included
First Lady Laura Bush's files (Part II) by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The records in this finding aid are correspondence, press releases and news clippings, invitations and regrets, Texas Book Festival notebooks, foundation files, and office files, 1994 to 2000, bulk 1995 to 1999, concerning Texas First Lady Laura Bush. The series "Correspondence" consists of correspondence (incoming and outgoing) between the general public and Texas First Lady Laura Bush, ranging in date from 1994-1999. The largest subseries is general correspondence; other prominent subseries include recipe requests, Texas writers (which includes correspondence with Janice Woods Windle, Ruthe Winegarten, Sandra Cisneros, and other Texas authors), and auction items and requests. "Press releases and news clippings" relate to Texas First Lady Laura Bush or areas of interest to her professionally, such as interviews with authors featured at the Texas Book Festival or projects at local public libraries. The materials range in date from May 1994 to July 1999. The "Invitations and regrets" series, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, is composed of declined invitations to Texas First Lady Laura Bush and response letters of regret sent by the Office of the First Lady. The records themselves include letters, cards, faxes, programs, brochures, and other documentation concerning these invitations. Also contained are invitations forwarded to the Office of the First Lady by the Scheduling Office of Governor George W. Bush. "Texas Book Festival notebooks," 1996-2000, document the First Lady's participation and interest in the Texas Book Festival. The records include meeting packets handed out, press releases, speeches, correspondence, financial records, and news clippings concerning the Texas Book Festival. The "Foundation files," 1996-2000, contain meeting materials, attendee lists, agendas, correspondence and e-mails, all concerning charitable foundations Texas First Lady Laura Bush was interested in, such as the El Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Inc., Sid Richardson Foundation, and the Tocker Foundation, and other resources for philanthropic work to be carried out by the Texas Office of the First Lady. The last series, "Office files," is made up of telephone logs, listing location and telephone number called, for the Office of the First Lady from January 1995 to December 1998, and a visitors register spanning January 29, 1999 to December 28, 1999. The call logs are grouped together by month and headed by a form memorandum from Vickers Meadows, director of administration in the Governor's Office. There is a gap in telephone records from December 1996 to October 1997. The visitors register book contains individual visitors' names, home addresses, time and date of visit, and a brief note written by the visitor. Two of the entries postdate Laura Bush's tenure as Texas First Lady
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Robos (robotype correspondence) research and background files were created while developing and revising computer-generated form response letters for topics that produced large volumes of mail in the Governor's Office. Records are final versions and drafts of response letters and FAQs (frequently asked questions), originals and copies of incoming letters (logged, some unlogged) used as samples when crafting the response, news clippings, press releases, speeches, printouts from Internet sites, emails, legislation, bill analyses, yellow routing slips, green Robos forms (listing author of letter, what division it belongs to in the Robos table of contents, main and second subjects, etc.), notes, and memos, dating 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects include border issues, child issues, economic development, education, employees, environment, energy, federal issues, government issues, greetings, health, insurance, military, social issues, state agency issues, student letters, taxes, transportation, utilities, welfare, crime, legal issues, budget, and legislative issues. There are also miscellaneous Robos and mini-Robos files, which relate to issues of concern to a narrower constituency. Shirley Green, head of the Correspondence/Constituent Services for most of Governor Bush's tenure, made numerous comments regarding grammar and procedures. Karen Hughes, Communications Director; Vance McMahan, Policy Director; Margaret LaMontagne, Senior Advisor; and other Governor's Office staff provided input on the content and revision of a number of the letters to ensure they reflected the Governor's policies. A very few letters include comments from Governor Bush (including topics such as capital punishment, litigation, and Medicaid reform). Post-it notes have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and then discarded. Folder titles were added by the archivist based on alpha-numeric designations and topics assigned by Correspondence staff, which had been noted on the top right-hand corner of materials. This finding aid describes one series of Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. See Texas Governor George W. Bush: An Introduction to Records ( for more record series. If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the overall finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel's general correspondence by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This is the general correspondence of Texas Governor George W. Bush's General Counsel, dating 1963-1964, 1975, 1985-2000 (bulk 1995-2000). The files consist of incoming and outgoing letters, and attachments, such as court records, resumes, and legislation divided into topical files and correspondence with constituents. Topical files concern consular matters, inmate correspondence, executive clemency requests, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) correspondence, ethics, Attorney General correspondence (includes files on claims and child support), and personnel correspondence (generally letters of resignation, letters of appointment, or applications for jobs/internships). The constituent correspondence covers a wide variety of issues, usually involving legal issues or a request handled by the General Counsel's office, like requests for pardons, emergency medical reprieves for inmates, or paroles. Most of the outgoing letters are signed by the Deputy or Assistant General Counsel, Petrus (Pete) Wassdorf or Donna Garcia Davidson. Topics covered in other types of requests include disciplinary proceedings, counties asking for a ban on fireworks, consular notification of foreign nationals in Texas prisons, treatment of prisoners, Republic of Texas (separatist group), environmental issues, Internet privacy, medical malpractice claims, interstate child custody court jurisdiction, Indian gambling casinos, gambling indictments, proposed legislation, and development of the Texas Legal Service Plan Special Committee
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel's executive clemency files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
These are clemency applications presented to Texas Governor George W. Bush by his General Counsel's office for prisoners or convicted felons out on parole wishing a pardon, asking to have their sentence commuted, asking for an emergency medical reprieve, or asking for a pardon/commutation under Senate Concurrent Resolution 26 (passed by the 72nd Legislature in 1991), which requires the Governor to focus special consideration upon pardon applicants whose crime arguably was a response to severe spousal abuse. The files contain a pardon application tracking form; an executive summary from the General Counsel (GC) to Bush stating a summary of the facts, evidence, proceedings, the Board of Pardons and Paroles recommendation, the GC recommendation, and the Governor's decision - deny or grant (these are initialed by the Governor); or memos with facts about the applicant, not including voting information. Dates covered are 1961, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1983-2000, the bulk dating 1995-2000. There are voting memos present for most cases, some that list multiple cases. These memos were sent to the governor and contain a minimum of facts about the case with the GC's recommendation (deny/grant). Also present may be notes about the case, pardon proclamations, correspondence of trial officials and attorneys with the governor and/or the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP), court records, BPP voting summaries, BPP case file materials, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inmate records, criminal histories, law enforcement records, press releases, clippings, and petitions for pardons based on innocence, such as DNA testing in old rape cases that exonerates the inmate
Governor George W. Bush Press Office videotapes and audiotapes by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady Laura Bush, and writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady. The records are composed entirely of videotapes and audiotapes received from the Press Office of Governor George W. Bush. Dates range from 1990 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records are divided into two series: "Videotapes" and "Audiotapes." The "Videotapes" series, 1990 to 2000 and undated, bulk 1995 to 2000, contains approximately 175 videotapes, in both Beta and VHS formats. Topics include taped television appearances and interviews, speeches, press conferences, bill signings, public service announcements, ceremonies, and announcements, among others. The series "Audiotapes," 1996 to 1999 and undated, is composed of approximately 245 audiotapes. Some tapes are numbered, #1-#83 (January 1996-March 1998), but many numbers are duplicated since the numbering began over again at #1 in January 1997 and January 1998. Ten of the tapes are microcassettes; the others are audiocassette format. Topics included taped appearances and interviews, speeches by Governor Bush and Texas First Lady Laura Bush, press and news conferences, bill signings, ceremonies, and announcements, among others. Titles have been taken directly from tape labels. The full form is not apparent for some of the abbreviations used
Governor George W. Bush Executive Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Executive Office records of Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-2000) include printouts of and attachments to the electronic gift log; schedules and calendars including a transition office calendar; Transition Office correspondence; copies of out-of-state letters notifying the acting governor when Bush would be absent from and returning to the state to resume his gubernatorial duties; autograph and photo requests; photo op requests and attachments; Press Christmas party photographs; and visitors' registers. The material dates from 1976, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000)
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legislation and other records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Duties of the Texas Governor's General Counsel include providing statute interpretations; tracking inmates on death row as their cases move through the judicial process, including all appeals to the governor for commutations or stays of execution; analyzing proposed legislation and regulations for validity and legal effect; handling extradition and requisition matters; coordinating ethics guidelines and training for the governor's office; and providing legal advice and handling litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf. Records are legislation; agency rules, policies, and procedures; and calendars, maintained by general counsel staff during Governor George W. Bush's tenure in office. Types of materials include legislative bills and bill analyses, fiscal notes, notices of hearings, amendments, committee agenda and minutes, notes, research, case summaries, statutes, witness lists, open government impact statements, an Attorney General opinion, briefings, comments, a comparison chart, schedules, correspondence, folder labels, calendars, memoranda, rules, policies, procedures, clippings, articles, publications, a retention schedule, and a directory, 1981, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1999. Legislation maintained by Assistant General Counsel James Hines covers bills related to open records, open meetings, and the judiciary introduced during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999. Agency rules, policies, and procedure, 1981, 1990-2000, undated, concern ethics, extradition, records retention, public information, media interviews, and general counsel duties. Calendars kept by general counsel staff, 1998-2000, provide a record of meetings and events, including execution dates, staff meetings, and personal appointments
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel execution files, 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000 (bulk 1986-2000) by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
These are the files of the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor George Bush that were created to track the cases of death row inmates and document intervention by the courts, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. The files consist of execution summaries by the Governor's General Counsel and summaries by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (or by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the BPP); memos and correspondence; clemency petitions; affidavits; court documents (judgements, opinions, appeals, motions, orders, etc.); notes; records from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate files, including medical or psychological summaries or reports, disciplinary reports, social histories, and other internal reports about specific inmates, police reports, investigative reports of detectives, crime lab reports, fingerprint records, and occasionally, crime scene and/or autopsy photos; Department of Public Safety criminal history records; clippings; case summaries from the "SouthWestern Reporter " or similar court reports; citations from online legal sources; audio and video tapes; and death penalty protest letters. Dates covered are 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000, with the bulk dating 1986-2000. Closely related to the inmate's execution case files are a set of death penalty notebooks, which seemed to serve as a reading file on each inmate scheduled for execution, containing copies of the execution summaries by the governor's general counsel, clippings, and copies of the clemency petitions. The notebooks also contain several sections of subject clippings files. There is no documentation showing who prepared or used the binders. Also present is a large group of death penalty protest letters consisting largely of incoming letters and postcards written to Governor Ann Richards (Bush's predecessor), generally protesting the scheduled execution of specific inmates on death row. Very few outgoing letters are present. The letters to Richards were maintained in the General Counsel's Office after she left the governor's office because the inmates had not yet been executed. Letters written to protest executions during Bush's term are largely filed in the "General correspondence" series, with a small amount present in the "Execution case files." Additional letters are in the "Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged, Capital punishment correspondence" series
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