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.
May 5, 2022
TCTA testified before lawmakers about the need to invest in public school teachers by increasing pay and state contributions to health insurance.
Dec 2, 2021
Several laws passed in the Texas Legislature’s second special session are now in effect, including Senate Bill 3, which prevents the teaching of…
Oct 19, 2021
The third special session ended early Tuesday and lawmakers are headed home after passing bills on redistricting, property tax relief, and more.
Oct 14, 2021
As the third special session of the Texas Legislature enters its final week, no bills have made it to Gov. Abbott’s desk, though several are on track…
Oct 6, 2021
Bills addressing two of the priorities laid out by Gov. Abbott for the third special session - the distribution of federal funds and the regulation…
Oct 5, 2021
Senators discussed the role of the federal government in exacerbating the current shortage of school bus drivers.
Oct 4, 2021
The Senate Finance Committee considered a bill to allocate some federal funds to TRS-Care and ActiveCare, while a special House committee considered…
Oct 1, 2021
A bill filed Friday would cover COVID-related costs through Sep. 1, 2021, in the statewide retiree and active health insurance plans.
Sep 23, 2021
While the House has yet to schedule hearings for Gov. Abbott's priority bills for the special session, the House Public Education Committee has…