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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.

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,…

Youth Health & Safety Committee hears discipline bills including ban on corporal punishment

Apr 3, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety heard several bills Monday, including legislation that has been filed in multiple previous…

Big bills up for debate next week

Mar 31, 2023

The House will consider the state budget, while the Senate may take up vouchers and teacher salaries.

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…

TRS retiree benefit bills both on the move

Mar 29, 2023

The TRS bills to enhance retiree benefits both made progress Wednesday – SB 10 passed the Senate and HB 600 was voted favorably out of the House…

House committee hears priority school safety bills

Mar 28, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety, to which most education bills relating school safety and discipline have been referred (along…

Senate budget proposal ties new education funding to vouchers

Mar 27, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee approved its education-related recommendations for the state budget, making an additional $5 billion in education…

House committee approves budget, discusses need for increased education/teacher salary funding

Mar 23, 2023

The House Appropriations Committee adopted the House’s version of the state budget Thursday afternoon. A key discussion revolved around proposed…

House Youth Health & Safety Committee votes out bills affecting school safety and student discipline

Mar 23, 2023

The House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety voted out several bills Thursday that address school safety and student discipline issues.

Enormous property tax relief package passes Senate unanimously

Mar 23, 2023

This week the Texas Senate approved a package of three property tax relief bills (plus a constitutional amendment that will go to the voters next…