Category: Texas Legislature

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Mar2018
In this report to the Texas House of Representatives, the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, created in the fall by Speaker Joe Straus, bemoaned deficiencies in Texas' workforce training, infrastructure and funding of public schools and state colleges and universities. Read More

21

Feb2018
A panel of state lawmakers is set to reconsider the complicated way Texas funds its public colleges and universities on Wednesday after an attempt to overhaul the system failed last year. Read More

22

Jan2018
Two years after the Texas Supreme Court suggested sweeping reforms to the school finance system, a newly formed state commission will hold the first of several meetings Tuesday in an effort to find a fix to the system by the end of December. Read More

30

Nov2017
Since 2008, when the Great Recession led to major funding cuts to education across the country, Texas has lagged behind most states in restoring those dollars, according to a new study. Read More

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

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