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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Aug 20, 2021
The Texas House finally reached a quorum late Thursday, Aug. 20, for the first time since mid-July.
Aug 6, 2021
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…