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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.

Retiree benefits survive rough session, special session(s) anticipated on several issues

May 29, 2023

Before the House and Senate both adjourned "sine die" on the last day of the regular legislative session Monday, they unanimously approved retiree…

TRS benefits agreed on in conference committee; Senate/House must still vote

May 27, 2023

The conference committee report for SB 10 has been filed; it includes a cost-of-living adjustment of 2-6% for retirees, as well as supplemental…

Major bill update

May 26, 2023

Update on bills of interest, as of Friday morning, May 26

Senate Finance Committee takes action on retiree benefits

May 18, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee passed a bill proposing a constitutional amendment regarding TRS benefits, and retirees are concerned.

House floor action includes standards for student electronics use

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.

House approves TRS benefit increase

Apr 28, 2023

The House has passed SB 10, setting up negotiations between the House and Senate on their differing approaches to retiree benefit increases.

Some bills that might help

Apr 13, 2023

We are starting to see progress on proposals designed to help ease the burdens on teachers.

Major proposals on the move address teacher salaries, retiree benefits, vouchers, and more

Mar 31, 2023

Just over halfway through the 88th regular legislative session, more than 50 of the 1000+ bills that TCTA is monitoring on behalf of our members have…

TRS retiree benefit bills both on the move

Mar 29, 2023

The TRS bills to enhance retiree benefits both made progress Wednesday – SB 10 passed the Senate and HB 600 was voted favorably out of the House…

House and Senate committees hear retiree benefits bills; Senate version advances

Mar 22, 2023

The Senate Finance Committee and the House Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee heard bills that would provide significant…