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 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…
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…
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…
May 26, 2023
Overview: increased school funding and teacher salaries in jeopardy
May 26, 2023
Update on bills of interest, as of Friday morning, May 26
May 24, 2023
SB 9 gets funding boost, before dying in House.
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…
May 18, 2023
The Senate Finance Committee passed a bill proposing a constitutional amendment regarding TRS benefits, and retirees are concerned.
May 17, 2023
Several education bills of concern are headed either to the governor's desk for approval or into House/Senate negotiations.
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…