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Easy Come, Easy Go: The Legislative Session that Just Won’t End

This week we said “goodbye” to the 88th regular session … and then, just a few hours later, said “hello” to the first special session of the 88th Legislature. In this week’s Hotline, we recap the end of the regular session, provide an update on the first (of “several”) special sessions, and start to unpack what all this turmoil means...

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SBOE meets next week to consider new charter application

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And...Court case invalidates bill giving charters property tax breaks on leases Seven new charter applications have been approved by the commissioner of education and are up for final approval or veto by the elected State Board of Education next week. It’s important to remember that once a charter is approved...

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Governor: ‘More must be done’ to ban Critical Race Theory

Abbott says he will add the issue to a special session As if HB 3979 wasn’t bad enough already, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that he will add the bill’s topic—bans on controversial subjects, particularly those around racism, from being taught in the classroom—to an impending special session. That...

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