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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.

Bill hearings include elimination of 4-day instructional week; prohibition on mid-year retirements

Apr 20, 2023

The House Pension, Investments and Financial Services Committee and the Senate Education Committee both held hearings Wednesday.

House Pub Ed hearing includes UIL scheduling, bilingual expansion

Apr 19, 2023

Tuesday's meeting of the House Public Education Committee included bills on UIL scheduling, expansion of bilingual education, and limits on school…

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:…

Ban on 4-day weeks considered in Senate Ed hearing

Apr 6, 2023

The Senate Education Committee met Wednesday to hear several bills, including a priority school safety proposal and a ban on 4-day school weeks. The…

Pub Ed Committee considers bills on salaries, school start dates, and more

Apr 5, 2023

Two of the House priority education bills were heard in the House Public Education Committee hearing Tuesday, along with a number of other bills…

House committee approves recommendations for education spending

Mar 31, 2021

Wednesday morning, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the recommendations of the Article III subcommittee