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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.

Lucio files TRS Sunset bill

Mar 1, 2021

Last week, Sen. Eddie Lucio filed the Sunset bill for the Teacher Retirement System. TRS underwent a review during the past 1.5 years in which the…

TRS to meet Friday, review health plans

Feb 25, 2021

The February meeting of the TRS Board of Trustees has, in recent years, been structured as a more in-depth review of agency practices with deeper…

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…

TRS-related bills

Feb 3, 2021

Several bills have been filed that would affect TRS operations, school employee retirement benefits, or school employee health insurance. Legislators…

Senate budget proposal (SB 1) filed

Jan 21, 2021

Although the House and Senate are not meeting this week, the filing of legislation continues. On Thursday, State Sen. Jane Nelson, chair of the…

House follows Senate with budget proposal

Jan 21, 2021

Shortly after Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson filed SB 1, the Senate's base budget, the House followed suit by releasing its recommendations for the…

Sunset Commission adopts recs for TRS changes

Jan 13, 2021

The Sunset Advisory Commission made final decisions on the agencies in its current review cycle, including the Teacher Retirement System. The…