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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 Education Select Committee Releases Interim Report

Aug 14, 2023

The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment released its final report after hearing two days of invited testimony in…

New House committee signals likely voucher strategy

Jun 15, 2023

House Speaker Dade Phelan announced the formation of the House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment, leading to speculation…

Senate springs another voucher surprise

May 22, 2023

In a surprise move late Sunday, the Senate suspended rules to post a meeting of the Senate Education Committee for Monday morning at 8:30 to consider…

Voucher bill not voted on in committee, but other major bills advance

May 16, 2023

The House Public Education Committee did not take up SB 8, the voucher proposal heard Monday, but did vote out other major education bills including…

TCTA testifies against voucher plan

May 15, 2023

TCTA was the only teacher group invited to testify at Monday’s meeting of the House Public Education Committee, speaking in opposition to voucher…

Voucher drama

May 10, 2023

A hastily-called meeting to vote on an extensive bill that includes a new testing system and a voucher plan was shot down in an unusual parliamentary…

Senate Education votes out bills including public school choice transfer expansion

Apr 27, 2023

The Senate Education Committee held this week’s hearing Thursday, but closer attention is due to the bills that are moving out of the committee, as…

Next phase of budget work gets underway

Apr 20, 2023

Budget conference committee sets up voucher showdown.

Voucher day in House Public Education Committee

Apr 12, 2023

While the education community had a big win last week on the Herrero amendment to the budget, the battle is certainly not over and House leadership…

Thursday bills include state budget, teacher salaries, vouchers

Apr 6, 2023

Thursday is a big day at the Capitol as the House debates the state budget and proposed amendments, while the Senate takes up two priority bills:…