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.
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Here’s the roster of state representatives on the House Public … (read more…)
In the House, the so-called Article III subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee was formed today with jurisdiction over pre-K/12 … (read more…)
This discriminatory bill would outlaw payroll deduction for some categories of public employees (e.g., teachers and other school … (read more…)
Be connected to your state senator’s office to urge them to vote no on SB 13!
Teachers and other education employees were joined today by other groups of public … (read more…)
At the hearing, DeVos couldn’t answer basic questions, dodged … (read more…)
Marathon hearings on funding for higher education have been under way in the state Senate Finance Committee Wednesday and Thursday. Texas AFT and allies in these hearings are making the case for key programs that enhance educational opportunities in both preK-12 and higher education.
A highlight of Wednesday evening’s testimony came when representatives of the Texas Association for … (read more…)
The Legislature is beginning the 2018-2019 budget cycle with an estimated … (read more…)
When the governor and … (read more…)
Tens of thousands of parents, teachers, students and community members took action in more than 200 cities and towns across the country Jan. 19 as part of the #ReclaimOurSchools National Day of … (read more…)
- Demand that our schools and campuses be safe places free from the threat of racism and … (read more…)