Category: Texas Legislature

30

Jun2021
Most of the money will be used to help Texas colleges and universities expand or add new programs in areas with employment shortages and provide additional aid to students. Read more.

11

Jun2021
Leaders across two- and four-year schools also say they’re hoping to squeeze out some additional support for higher education in the expected special session later this year. Read more.

28

May2021
Abbott has the power to veto individual line items he objects to. Read more.

27

May2021
Federal guidance prevented Texas officials from limiting schools’ use of federal funds. Read more.

21

May2021
Abbott already planned to call a special session later in the year for the Legislature to do its decennial redrawing of Texas political maps. Read more.

20

May2021
Rep. Jim Murphy said lawmakers selected projects that would address the state’s nursing and medical professional shortages as the COVID-19 pandemic reiterated additional need for skilled workers. Read more.

17

May2021
Texas joins 20 other Republican-led states in rescinding the added pay in hopes of forcing workers back into jobs. Read more.

07

May2021
Chapter 313 economic development agreements attract jobs and investment to Texas, make money for the state and grow school districts’ tax bases. Read more.

29

Apr2021
State leaders announce partial release of federal funds. Read more.

22

Apr2021
The Texas Legislature is working on a budget that spends around $250 billion. But it doesn't include billions in federal COVID-19 relief money or account for big changes that could rock the state's Medicaid programs. Read more.

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