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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.

Retiree benefits survive rough session, special session(s) anticipated on several issues

May 29, 2023

Before the House and Senate both adjourned "sine die" on the last day of the regular legislative session Monday, they unanimously approved retiree…

School funding, teacher salary increases essentially dead in regular session

May 28, 2023

After a Saturday deadline for distributing conference committee reports was not met, HB 100, the only remaining vehicle for additional school funding…

TRS benefits agreed on in conference committee; Senate/House must still vote

May 27, 2023

The conference committee report for SB 10 has been filed; it includes a cost-of-living adjustment of 2-6% for retirees, as well as supplemental…

Teacher salaries, school funding still undetermined in last days of session

May 26, 2023

Overview: increased school funding and teacher salaries in jeopardy

Major bill update

May 26, 2023

Update on bills of interest, as of Friday morning, May 26

Major education bill dies in House

May 24, 2023

SB 9 gets funding boost, before dying in House.

Senate springs another voucher surprise

May 22, 2023

In a surprise move late Sunday, the Senate suspended rules to post a meeting of the Senate Education Committee for Monday morning at 8:30 to consider…

Senate Finance Committee takes action on retiree benefits

May 18, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee passed a bill proposing a constitutional amendment regarding TRS benefits, and retirees are concerned.

Bills of concern enter final stages of the process this week

May 17, 2023

Several education bills of concern are headed either to the governor's desk for approval or into House/Senate negotiations.

Voucher bill not voted on in committee, but other major bills advance

May 16, 2023

The House Public Education Committee did not take up SB 8, the voucher proposal heard Monday, but did vote out other major education bills including…