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.
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…
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…
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.
Jan 1, 2023
Texas lawmakers will likely have more money than they can spend when the 88th Legislature convenes in Austin on Jan. 10.
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…
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…
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.