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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.

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…

Senate committee discusses $2,000 teacher pay raise and voucher proposals

Mar 22, 2023

The Senate Education Committee heard SB 9, a teacher workforce bill with a number of provisions suggested by the Teacher Vacancy Task Force, as well…

House and Senate committees hear retiree benefits bills; Senate version advances

Mar 22, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee and the House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee heard bills that would provide significant…

House bills on the move include HB 4545 fix

Mar 22, 2023

First education bills approved by House Public Education Committee.

High quality instructional materials on House Public Education agenda

Mar 21, 2023

The House Public Education Committee met for several hours Tuesday to consider 10 bills, including a TCTA-initiated proposal, a bill regarding high…