Category: Texas Legislature

26

Oct2017
Teacher pay is once again coming into sharp focus after lawmakers failed to pass legislation this summer that would have bumped up salaries. Read More

12

Oct2017
On Thursday, the San Antonio Republican unveiled the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, saying it will look at the factors that draw businesses to Texas, including education and infrastructure. Read More

06

Jun2017
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Read More

01

Jun2017
In sports terms, the game plan for business lobbyist Tony Bennett when he took the field in January at the start of the 85th Texas Legislature was straightforward and offensive-minded: Throw the football downfield in what he viewed as a bid to accelerate job creation in the manufacturing sector and ... Read More

28

Mar2017
The House Public Education Committee voted 10-1 to approve Chairman Dan Huberty's school finance bill, which would mean gains for most, but major losses for some. Read More

26

Jul2016
Texas Association of Business CEO Bill Hammond discusses why ‪the Texas Legislature should fund full-day pre-k‬. Children who attend quality pre-k programs are more likely to stay in school, graduate and attend college. Read More

18

Jun2016
The Texas Association of Business wants the state to offer a full school day of taxpayer-funded pre-K and plans to push lawmakers in that direction next year, the group announced this week. Read More

13

May2016
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while also urging state lawmakers to implement "transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid." Read More

30

Mar2016
Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing on Tuesday. Read More

07

Mar2016
Governor Greg Abbott today established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative to assess local economic activity, examine workforce challenges and opportunities, and consider innovative approaches to meeting the state’s workforce goals. Read More

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