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.
Jan 19, 2023
The House and Senate adjourned for a long weekend Wednesday, both chambers not returning until Tuesday. But behind-the-scenes activity continues, and…
Jan 18, 2023
The House and Senate budget bills were filed Wednesday, with each proposing nearly $10 billion in new funding for public schools.
Jan 17, 2023
Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were inaugurated Tuesday, Jan. 17. They each spoke about their hopes for the legislative session, including…
Jan 12, 2023
The House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday for more procedural actions.
Jan 11, 2023
The House and Senate met Tuesday to adopt the rules that will govern their operations throughout the session.
Jan 10, 2023
The 88th session of the Texas Legislature began at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The session kicked off a day after Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar…
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…
Nov 17, 2022
Texas’ lineup of statewide elected leaders remains just about the same after the Nov. 8 election with Republicans squarely in control of the Capitol.
Oct 6, 2022
TCTA has been urging budget writers to significantly increase state funding for both active teacher health care and a mandatory teacher pay raise in…
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