Category: Texas Legislature

04

May2019
Lawmakers moved to apply the state's sales tax to goods sold by remote vendors who don't have physical operations in Texas. Read More.

02

May2019
The health of our Texas economy depends on the strength of our education system. Business leaders rely on an efficient and effective college and career pipeline that can generate a qualified and prepared workforce, and that begins with high-quality early childhood education. Read more.

28

Mar2019
The House also signed off on a $9 billion supplemental budget that would withdraw $4.3 billion from the state savings account. Read More

22

Mar2019
It is time for Texas to take responsibility and direct new money and a dedicated stream of revenue to ensure Texas has an educated workforce. Read More

20

Mar2019
The merits of taxpayer-funded business incentives -- described alternatively as either crucial tools for economic development or wasteful corporate giveaways -- took center stage Wednesday as a Texas House committee heard debate over key tax abatement programs used by local governments and school districts. Read More

28

Feb2019
Morath, a former Dallas ISD board member with a background in finance, has headed the Texas Education Agency since Jan. 4, 2016, overseeing Texas' schools through a federal investigation on special education, the switch to a new school rating system, a massive natural disaster and deadly school shootings. Read More

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Feb2019
Property taxes are one of three main sources of revenue for community colleges. If growth in those taxes is limited, the colleges say they may have to look elsewhere for revenue. Read More

25

Jan2019
The Governor’s Committee to Support the Military today released their 2018 report that highlights recommendations for policy changes and legislative action. The Committee’s report includes thirteen recommendations to improve upon education, health care, quality of life, workforce development, encroachment, and infrastructure as they relate to the military community of Texas. ... Read More

25

Jan2019
After 15 years on the job, Texas' commissioner for higher education, Raymund Paredes, announced Thursday that he will leave his post effective Aug. 31. Read More

19

Jan2019
Perhaps the most notable shakeup came for state Sen. Kel Seliger, an Amarillo Republican who has sometimes found himself at odds with the lieutenant governor over his more moderate views. Read More

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