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 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.
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.
Jul 1, 2021
Gov. Greg Abbott said lawmakers will return to Austin on July 8 for a special session. His office has yet to release details about which items will…
Jun 1, 2021
The 87th session of the Texas Legislature ended Monday afternoon, after an eventful weekend culminating in House Democrats walking out Sunday to…
May 27, 2021
As is typical in the final days of a session, the House and Senate are creating drama over each chamber’s treatment of the other’s bills. With a…
May 27, 2021
The only "must-have" bill of the session has now been finally passed by both the House and the Senate, and is headed to Gov. Abbott's desk.
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…
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