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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.

Revenue update could signal more money for education in special session

Sep 27, 2023

Comptroller Glenn Hegar's revenue update may change budget math for the upcoming special session.

$27 billion budget surplus bolsters prospects for education funding in 2023

Jul 15, 2022

Texas lawmakers will have an unprecedented $27 billion budget surplus when they return to Austin in January, bolstering the prospects for TCTA’s work…

Several bills on track to pass as third special session nears end

Oct 14, 2021

As the third special session of the Texas Legislature enters its final week, no bills have made it to Gov. Abbott’s desk, though several are on track…

Third special session begins

Sep 22, 2021

The third special session of the 87th Legislature began Monday, Sept. 20. As has been its custom, the Senate took quick action, but the House has yet…

Abbott calls 3rd special session, agenda to include issue of transgender students in athletics

Sep 9, 2021

Only a few days after the end of the second special legislative session, Gov. Abbott called a third to begin on Sept. 20.

House reaches quorum

Aug 20, 2021

The Texas House finally reached a quorum late Thursday, Aug. 20, for the first time since mid-July.

Legislative staff funding complicates political standoff

Jul 29, 2021

Gov. Abbott line-item-vetoed the section of the state budget that funds the legislative branch. More than 2,100 legislative aides and staff of…