About the Texas AFT Legislative Hotline
The Texas AFT Legislative Hotline is published by e-mail and to this site each business weekday (and some holidays and weekends when important news justifies a post) by the staff at the Texas American Federation of Teachers.
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Hotlines from August 20, 2010 to present may be found on the main site through the month links on the right navigation bar, or by using the search field.
Hotlines before that day may be found here.
Zedler’s amendment … (read more…)
Still alive in the special session are important school-funding and TRS-Care … (read more…)
The Calendars Committee is expected to place on the schedule for next week an important … (read more…)
The funding in HB 30 would underwrite the new state … (read more…)
The House on Monday, July 31, is expected to vote on a major school-finance bill, HB 21 by Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Houston), that would provide $1.9 billion for cash-strapped … (read more…)
Certainly Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has … (read more…)
Over the weekend and on Monday, bad bills in the Texas Senate promoting private-school vouchers and attacking your freedom to use payroll deduction met serious bipartisan resistance from grass-roots Texans. So did other measures, including an unfunded pay-raise proposal that would not deliver a real raise to teachers. Meanwhile, in the Texas House, opposition to … (read more…)