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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.

Next phase of budget work gets underway

Apr 20, 2023

Budget conference committee sets up voucher showdown.

Budget now through House and Senate

Apr 17, 2023

The Legislature's only "must" bill, the state budget for the upcoming two fiscal years, has now passed both the House and the Senate - but…

TCTA presses lawmakers to invest in teachers, schools amid budget surplus

Oct 6, 2022

TCTA has been urging budget writers to significantly increase state funding for both active teacher health care and a mandatory teacher pay raise in…

Comptroller adds $3.1 billion to state revenue estimate

May 3, 2021

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar released his revised revenue estimate for the state today, informing lawmakers that they have $3.12…

Senate passes budget

Apr 6, 2021

The state budget continues to move through the legislative process, passing out of the full Senate Tuesday on a unanimous vote.

House committee approves recommendations for education spending

Mar 31, 2021

Wednesday morning, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the recommendations of the Article III subcommittee, which includes the budgets of TEA…

Senate budget passes out of committee

Mar 30, 2021

SB 1, the state budget bill, cleared another hurdle today as it passed out of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously.

Senate Finance holds first meeting

Feb 8, 2021

Chaired by Sen. Jane Nelson, the Senate Finance Committee met Monday for the first time this session in an organizational and informational meeting,…

Senate budget proposal (SB 1) filed

Jan 21, 2021

Although the House and Senate are not meeting this week, the filing of legislation continues. On Thursday, State Sen. Jane Nelson, chair of the…

House follows Senate with budget proposal

Jan 21, 2021

Shortly after Senate Finance Chair Jane Nelson filed SB 1, the Senate's base budget, the House followed suit by releasing its recommendations for the…