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.
Jun 7, 2023
The following are summaries of the education-related bills we followed that passed both the House and Senate and were sent to the governor in 2023.…
May 17, 2023
Several education bills of concern are headed either to the governor's desk for approval or into House/Senate negotiations.
May 12, 2023
The Senate Education Committee hearing included the school safety legislation and one of the House's teacher bills.
May 3, 2023
Like its House counterpart, the Senate Education Committee had a shorter-than-usual agenda this week. The schedule included legislation to protect…
May 3, 2023
The House approved legislation on high-quality instructional materials, a priority of the Commissioner of Education.
May 2, 2023
Many major bills have passed one chamber but not begun moving in the second, as each chamber is focusing on getting its own bills moving before…
May 1, 2023
The House and Senate daily calendars are increasing in length at this point in the session, with a variety of education bills passing every day.
Apr 28, 2023
As noted in other updates, floor action in the House and Senate is ramping up as committees are in their final weeks of hearing their own chambers’…
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…
Apr 20, 2023
The House Pension, Investments and Financial Services Committee and the Senate Education Committee both held hearings Wednesday.