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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.

Six pro-public education legislators ousted in Republican primaries; four more face runoffs

Mar 6, 2024

Super Tuesday results are in, with a handful of anti-voucher Republicans ousted and others facing runoffs.

TCTA staff and members to speak to new committee

Jul 10, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment begins its public hearings this Tuesday; among those invited to testify is TCTA,…

Big bills up for debate next week

Mar 31, 2023

The House will consider the state budget, while the Senate may take up vouchers and teacher salaries.

Major proposals on the move address teacher salaries, retiree benefits, vouchers, and more

Mar 31, 2023

Just over halfway through the 88th regular legislative session, more than 50 of the 1000+ bills that TCTA is monitoring on behalf of our members have…

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…