$209 billion budget includes more money for public education (Austin) The Texas Senate ended the 84th Legislative session Monday, its first in 12 years under new leadership and a term that saw nine new members take office.
At the close of the Legislative session, State Senator Troy Fraser announced that he will not seek another term for the Texas Senate. “It is with a heavy heart, an overwhelming sense of pride, and not an ounce ofregret, that I am announcing I will not seek another term for Texas Senate,” Sen. Fraser said this […]
By Richard Lee Senate Media Services (Austin) The Senate passed its version of the state budget on Tuesday, approving $211 billion in state and federal funds to pay for state services over the next two years. Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, who led the Senate’s appropriation efforts, said the budget maintains the conservative philosophy […]
By Richard Lee Senate Media Services (Austin) Prospective teachers would have a more rigorous path to the classroom and stronger continuing education under a pair off bills passed by the Senate Tuesday. Forty percent of Texas public school teachers are certified under the alternative certification program, where people who have college degrees but didn’t study […]