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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.

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.

House Education Select Committee releases interim report

Aug 14, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment released its final report after hearing two days of invited testimony in…

TCTA members address House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment

Jul 12, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment met this week for two days of invited testimony from a wide variety of education…

Second special session starts with teacher pay raise proposal

Jun 28, 2023

Day 2 of a second special session on property tax relief was marked by the surprise addition of a teacher pay raise proposal to the tax relief bill.

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.