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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.

House subcommittee makes early determination on spending levels, approves health insurance assistance

Mar 15, 2023

A House Appropriations Committee subcommittee approved $5 billion in additional spending for public education, at least part of which is intended for…

Senate Finance hears TCTA priorities

Feb 6, 2023

TCTA presented extensive written testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in support of a teacher pay raise and other budget priorities for the…

Texas education survey shows strong support for public schools

Jan 25, 2023

Eighty-nine percent of public school parents are satisfied with their child's education, but teaching isn't considered a desirable profession.

Back to Business: Texas lawmakers to grapple with significant challenges during the 2023 session

Jan 1, 2023

Texas lawmakers will likely have more money than they can spend when the 88th Legislature convenes in Austin on Jan. 10.

Teacher pay, school safety, benefit boost for retirees among Patrick's top priorities for 2023

Nov 30, 2022

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick included increased teacher pay, school safety and a benefit boost for retired teachers among his top budget priorities for the…

Guaranteed pay raise, better working conditions key to addressing teaching shortage, TCTA testifies

Sep 22, 2022

TCTA pressed state lawmakers on Tuesday to ensure teachers receive a pay raise by providing funding for a salary increase and requiring school…

TCTA testifies about need to increase teacher pay and state contributions to health insurance

May 5, 2022

TCTA testified before lawmakers about the need to invest in public school teachers by increasing pay and state contributions to health insurance.

House adopts TCTA salary protection provision

Apr 21, 2021

Wednesday morning the House took up HB 1525, the HB 3 "clean-up bill” by Rep. Dan Huberty that primarily addresses technical issues from last…