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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.

Variety of bills on Monday schedules

Apr 12, 2021

Although the education committees did not have hearings Monday, several education-related bills were scheduled for hearings in other committees.

Senate Ed hearing includes civics education discussion

Apr 8, 2021

Thursday’s Senate Education Committee agenda included a number of bills of interest, among them the Senate counterpart of the teacher training revamp…

TCTA opposes controversial bill addressing federal funds

Apr 8, 2021

With more than $17 billion in federal funds awaiting distribution to Texas public schools, state leaders have indicated that more information is…

TCTA supports bill streamlining teacher training requirements

Apr 7, 2021

The House Public Education Committee held its longest meeting of the session so far, hearing nearly 40 bills in a 12-hour period. All bills were left…

TRS bills pass out of Senate Finance

Apr 7, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee heard and passed two TRS-related bills in its Wednesday hearing.

Pensions Committee focuses on retiree benefit increases

Apr 7, 2021

TCTA supported several bills in Wednesday’s House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee hearing, many of which would provide…

Senate passes budget

Apr 6, 2021

The state budget continues to move through the legislative process, passing out of the full Senate Tuesday on a unanimous vote.

Big money, big questions

Apr 1, 2021

Members of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee have begun asking questions about federal funds that have been approved…

House committee approves recommendations for education spending

Mar 31, 2021

Wednesday morning, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the recommendations of the Article III subcommittee

House passes bills helping certain students, teachers from out of state

Mar 31, 2021

Two bills affecting education tentatively passed the House Wednesday. A final vote will be taken Thursday, and the bills will then move to the Senate.