During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.
Feb 1, 2023
Lawmakers adjourned early this week as icy weather descended on Central Texas and other parts of the state.
Jan 30, 2023
The Senate Finance Committee held its first budget hearing Monday on Senate Bill 1, the Senate’s base budget proposal, beginning with overviews from…
Jan 26, 2023
TCTA stood with State Rep. James Talarico and other supporters of teachers as he announced the filing of House Bill 1548 to increase teacher salaries…
Jan 25, 2023
Eighty-nine percent of public school parents are satisfied with their child's education, but teaching isn't considered a desirable profession.
Jan 24, 2023
While the House will move more slowly to organize committees, the Senate will begin budget hearings next week.
Jan 23, 2023
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the committee assignments for the 88th Legislative Session. As expected, Sen. Brandon Creighton will serve as chair of…
Jan 19, 2023
The House and Senate adjourned for a long weekend Wednesday, both chambers not returning until Tuesday. But behind-the-scenes activity continues, and…
Jan 18, 2023
The House and Senate budget bills were filed Wednesday, with each proposing nearly $10 billion in new funding for public schools.
Jan 17, 2023
Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 17. They each spoke about their hopes for the legislative session, including…
Jan 12, 2023
The House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday for more procedural actions.