CPE Events

The Rainy Day Fund: Its History and Uses


January 10, 2019


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


R.J. DeSilva

Communications Officer

Legislative Budget Board



Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

11617 Research Boulevard

Austin, TX 78759


1 hour


Member: $29

Non-member: $34

Speaker Biography

R.J. DeSilva is the Communications Officer for the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). He assists state and national media as well as legislators and members of the public on various budget issues. He also coordinates open records information for the LBB, and helps track local sales tax revenue generated by cities around the state.

RJ has extensive knowledge of state budgeting, revenue and the Texas economy. Prior to joining the LBB he served as spokesperson for the Texas Comptroller’s office.

Before working for state government, R.J. was a news anchor and reporter for KXAN-TV in Austin. His experience also includes working for the Nasdaq stock market. He graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Finance and Journalism.