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.
Nov 30, 2022
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick included increased teacher pay, school safety and a benefit boost for retired teachers among his top budget priorities for the…
Sep 8, 2022
TCTA submitted written testimony about the TRS pension fund and TRS-Active Care during a Sept. 8 hearing of the House Appropriations Committee.
Jun 9, 2022
TCTA urged lawmakers to consider a permanent solution to rising health care costs for active teachers who have seen their paychecks steadily eroded…
May 5, 2022
TCTA testified before lawmakers about the need to invest in public school teachers by increasing pay and state contributions to health insurance.
Oct 19, 2021
The third special session ended early Tuesday and lawmakers are headed home after passing bills on redistricting, property tax relief, and more.
Oct 1, 2021
A bill filed Friday would cover COVID-related costs through Sep. 1, 2021, in the statewide retiree and active health insurance plans.
Sep 3, 2021
The House and Senate adjourned "sine die" Thursday evening, putting an end to the second special session. The legislature passed bills addressing…
Aug 27, 2021
At around 10:15 Friday night, the Texas House voted unanimously to pass SB 7, providing retirees with a bonus check up to $2,400.
Aug 27, 2021
The House is set to consider two important education bills Friday: SB 7, the 13th check for TRS retirees; and SB 15, the legislation on virtual…