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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.

Where are teacher salary increases?

May 11, 2023

As the Legislature enters the final weeks of session, the options currently on the table are far from satisfactory.

SB 9, including Senate salary proposal, heard in House Public Education Tuesday night

May 10, 2023

The House Public Education Committee met until around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, with an agenda that included SB 9, the legislation that includes…

House approves teacher pay, retention bills

Apr 26, 2023

Wednesday’s House floor debate included the two major teacher bills from the House, HB 11 (Rep. Harold Dutton) and HB 100 (Rep. Ken King).

Some bills that might help

Apr 13, 2023

We are starting to see progress on proposals designed to help ease the burdens on teachers.

Voucher day in House Public Education Committee

Apr 12, 2023

While the education community had a big win last week on the Herrero amendment to the budget, the battle is certainly not over and House leadership…

Thursday bills include state budget, teacher salaries, vouchers

Apr 6, 2023

Thursday is a big day at the Capitol as the House debates the state budget and proposed amendments, while the Senate takes up two priority bills:…

Senate passes salary bill

Apr 6, 2023

The Senate completed its debate and amendments on SB 9 Thursday afternoon. Senate Bill 9 includes provisions for a $2,000 salary increase for…

Pub Ed Committee considers bills on salaries, school start dates, and more

Apr 5, 2023

Two of the House priority education bills were heard in the House Public Education Committee hearing Tuesday, along with a number of other bills…

TCTA and others tout need for increased school funding, higher salaries

Apr 5, 2023

TCTA's Lonnie Hollingsworth took part in a press conference Tuesday morning with representatives of the other three statewide teacher organizations,…

Major proposals on the move address teacher salaries, retiree benefits, vouchers, and more

Mar 31, 2023

Just over halfway through the 88th regular legislative session, more than 50 of the 1000+ bills that TCTA is monitoring on behalf of our members have…