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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.

Senate Finance holds first meeting

Feb 8, 2021

Chaired by Sen. Jane Nelson, the Senate Finance Committee met Monday for the first time this session in an organizational and informational meeting,…

Governor's address lays out emergency items for session

Feb 1, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott presented his State of the State address to Texans Monday evening in a speech broadcast across the state – a departure from his…

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…