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 19, 2021
The third special session ended early Tuesday and lawmakers are headed home after passing bills on redistricting, property tax relief, and more.
Sep 22, 2021
The third special session of the 87th Legislature began Monday, Sept. 20. As has been its custom, the Senate took quick action, but the House has yet…
Sep 9, 2021
Only a few days after the end of the second special legislative session, Gov. Abbott called a third to begin on Sept. 20.
Aug 25, 2021
The House Public Education Committee met for 19+ hours beginning Tuesday, discussing revision of the so-called critical race theory bill and…
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…
Jun 3, 2021
The following are summaries of the education-related bills we followed that passed both the House and Senate and were sent to the governor. Because…
Mar 31, 2021
Two bills affecting education tentatively passed the House Wednesday. A final vote will be taken Thursday, and the bills will then move to the Senate.
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.
Mar 16, 2021
The House Public Education Committee voted out three bills that were heard in last week’s committee hearing.
Mar 9, 2021
The House Public Education Committee held its first hearing Tuesday and took testimony on six bills.