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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 Pub Ed hears bill regarding teacher resignations

Mar 23, 2021

The House Public Education Committee met Tuesday to hear 10 bills, including one that would help prevent excessive sanctions against teachers who…

House Pub Ed votes out seven bills

Mar 23, 2021

The House Public Education Committee voted out six of the bills that were heard last week, and one from the week before.

Senate Education Committee meets to hear bills, receive Morath briefing

Mar 18, 2021

The Senate Education Committee met for a hearing on several bills, but first heard from Education Commissioner Mike Morath. Morath presented an…

House Pub Ed hearing includes discussion of threat assessment teams

Mar 16, 2021

The House Public Education Committee considered several bills in its Tuesday hearing. One bill generated a lengthy discussion between committee…

House Pub Ed passes first bills

Mar 16, 2021

The House Public Education Committee voted out three bills that were heard in last week’s committee hearing.

Potential voucher language removed from COVID response bill

Mar 11, 2021

This session’s HB 3 is not specifically education-related, but instead addresses the state's disaster response related to the COVID-19 pandemic or a…

Abbott removes COVID restrictions statewide

Mar 2, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott announced today that he is removing COVID-19 restrictions, including the statewide mask mandate, effective Wednesday, March 10. The…

House Public Education Committee hears from Morath

Mar 2, 2021

The House Public Education Committee held its first meeting of the session Tuesday, kicking off with a briefing from Education Commissioner Mike…

COVID-19 related legislation

Feb 4, 2021

Several bills have been filed to address education-related issues that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lt. Gov. urges that 65+ school employees be a priority subset of the 1B vaccine group

Jan 26, 2021

The Texas House and Senate reconvened today after being adjourned for nearly two weeks. At least two House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19…