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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.

Controversial bill on fine arts/CTE credit heard in House Pub Ed

Mar 9, 2021

The House Public Education Committee held its first hearing Tuesday and took testimony on six bills.

Patrick reveals priority issues

Feb 23, 2021

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released his priorities for the legislative session, describing them as “designed to protect taxpayers and the Texas…

TRS has contentious Senate budget hearing

Feb 22, 2021

While the aftermath of last week’s winter storm was the focus of much legislative discussion, the Senate held budget hearings for TEA and TRS on…

COVID-19 related legislation

Feb 4, 2021

Several bills have been filed to address education-related issues that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.