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.
Oct 1, 2021
A bill filed Friday would cover COVID-related costs through Sep. 1, 2021, in the statewide retiree and active health insurance plans.
Aug 24, 2021
The House Appropriations Committee met Monday afternoon to consider three bills including SB 7, the 13th check proposal by Sen. Joan Huffman.
Aug 6, 2021
Jul 13, 2021
SB 7, legislation to provide school retirees with a supplemental check, passed the Texas Senate today on a 22-0 vote. If the bill eventually becomes…
Jul 9, 2021
Two bills providing a supplemental payment to school retirees passed out of committee during Friday meetings.
Jul 7, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott announced the agenda for the special session of the Texas Legislature that will begin Thursday, July 8. Lawmakers can only consider…
May 25, 2021
Several bills of interest to educators have passed in recent days.
May 24, 2021
In this final week of the legislative session, there are many education bills still moving, some in limbo, a handful that have made it to the…
May 21, 2021
The Senate Education Committee had a long agenda for its Friday meeting, which could be its last of the session (though there is still a small amount…
May 5, 2021
On Wednesday, the Senate took around six hours to debate a bill that will allow Texans to carry firearms without a permit. After several hours of…