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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.

Salaries/vouchers in limbo

Oct 26, 2023

Negotiations continue behind the scenes, but so far this week there has been no legislative activity on education issues.

House's voucher/funding/salary proposal filed

Oct 20, 2023

Chairman Brad Buckley has filed House Bill 1, the House’s comprehensive legislation on school issues for the current special session. The bill…

House Democrats propose significant school funding increase

Oct 20, 2023

Rep. Gina Hinojosa's HB 177 would provide a $15,000 bonus for teachers and a $5,500 bonus for support staff,

Vouchers and salaries headed to Texas House

Oct 13, 2023

SB 1 and SB 2 both passed on the Senate floor this week and the House is expected to take up the issues of vouchers and school funding/teacher…

Education bills headed to Senate floor

Oct 11, 2023

Two education bills from this week's Senate committees are headed to the Senate floor Thursday.

Teacher pay raises proposed in special session, TCTA testifies

Oct 10, 2023

TCTA testified as the Senate Finance Committee met Monday to discuss a bill to increase teacher salaries and raise overall school funding.

Senate hearings set for upcoming special session

Oct 6, 2023

The Senate Finance and Education committees set their first hearings for the upcoming special session.

Comptroller releases revised revenue estimate for special session

Oct 5, 2023

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a new revenue estimate Oct. 5 in advance of the upcoming special session.

Revenue update could signal more money for education in special session

Sep 27, 2023

Comptroller Glenn Hegar's revenue update may change budget math for the upcoming special session.

Temporary injunction against HB 900.

Sep 5, 2023

A federal judge grants a temporary injunction against implementation of new school library materials bill.