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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.

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…

TCTA staff and members to speak to new committee

Jul 10, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment begins its public hearings this Tuesday; among those invited to testify is TCTA,…

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.

New House committee signals likely voucher strategy

Jun 15, 2023

House Speaker Dade Phelan announced the formation of the House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment, leading to speculation…

Final bill summaries - 2023

Jun 7, 2023

The following are summaries of the education-related bills we followed that passed both the House and Senate and were sent to the governor in 2023.…

House, Senate feuding over property tax relief

Jun 1, 2023

While the House and Senate are feuding over property tax legislation this week, education remains on the back burner.

Aaaaand....special session #1 begins

May 29, 2023

After the House and Senate ended the 88th regular legislative session Monday afternoon, Gov. Abbott released a proclamation reconvening the…

Retiree benefits survive rough session, special session(s) anticipated on several issues

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…

School funding, teacher salary increases essentially dead in regular session

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…

TRS benefits agreed on in conference committee; Senate/House must still vote

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…