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Updates from the Capitol

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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.

Several voucher bills filed

Feb 21, 2023

The following are the voucher bills that have been filed to date, according to the Coalition for Public Schools.

TCTA Legislative Priorities

Feb 20, 2023

The TCTA Representative Assembly approved Legislative Priorities for the 88th Legislative Session at the recent annual convention.

Abbott to address state Thursday evening

Feb 16, 2023

Gov. Abbott will present his State of the State address Thursday, likely including his goals for public education.

Panel discusses voucher issues

Feb 16, 2023

A panel discussion Thursday morning included both advocates for and opponents of a private school voucher system - one of the hottest education…

Appropriations committee discusses teacher shortage, need for salary increase

Feb 15, 2023

Commissioner Mike Morath spoke during the first meeting of the House Appropriations Committee to discuss the budget rider that refers generally to…

Education issues among Lt. Governor's top priorities

Feb 13, 2023

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick laid out his 30 priority issues for the current legislative session, including several education issues.

House committees named

Feb 9, 2023

New chair to lead House Public Education Committee

Senate Finance hears TCTA priorities

Feb 6, 2023

TCTA presented extensive written testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in support of a teacher pay raise and other budget priorities for the…

TCTA to testify on TEA, TRS budgets next week

Feb 3, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to bring up the budget proposals for TEA (including school finance) and TRS early next week. TCTA will be…

No action at the Capitol as icy weather hits the state

Feb 1, 2023

Lawmakers adjourned early this week as icy weather descended on Central Texas and other parts of the state.