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.
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…
Jul 26, 2021
The legislature has been stalled since shortly after the beginning of the special session, when House Democrats left the state in order to block…
Jul 12, 2021
More than 50 Democrats have left the state for the purpose of shutting down the House's ability to take action on legislation.