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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.

House and Senate off until Tuesday

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…

House, Senate release base budget proposals

Jan 18, 2023

The House and Senate budget bills were filed Wednesday, with each proposing nearly $10 billion in new funding for public schools.

Legislature canvasses governor/lt. governor votes; base budgets could be released soon

Jan 12, 2023

The House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday for more procedural actions.

House and Senate adopt rules

Jan 11, 2023

The House and Senate met Tuesday to adopt the rules that will govern their operations throughout the session.

Republicans maintain control of statewide seats in Texas

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.

Special session set for July 8

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…

Session ends Monday after eventful weekend

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…

Mom and Dad are fighting again

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…

State budget headed to governor's desk

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.

Return of the dead bills

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…