County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Republican Commissioners Force Reconsideration of Proposed Budget Intended to Reduce the Tax Rate for Homeowners and Increase Pay for Law Enforcement 

Lower tax rates for homeowners and pay increases for law enforcement threatened after Republican Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey boycott meeting to adopt budget Harris County Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey dodged Commissioners Court to prevent the approval of the proposed County budget that would reduce the tax rate for homeowners and increase pay for law enforcement. State law requires a quorum of four of the five members of Commissioners Court is required […]

Harris County Equity Efforts Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Vulnerable Residents

New Data Show Considerable Demographic Gaps in Distribution Between Harris County Public Health Distribution Compared to Other Vaccine Providers; Judge Hidalgo Urges Every Vaccine Provider To Join County/City Efforts to Prioritize Access and Outreach for Hard-hit and Vulnerable Residents March 25, 2021, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today released updated demographic data indicating that Harris County Public Health Department (HCPH) vaccination efforts far outpace those of other providers (not including the City of Houston) in ensuring […]