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TASB Talks

Apr 22, 2019

(12:56) Time is running out in the 86th Texas Legislature! We discuss all things taxes: a sales tax increase, the Senate's property tax revenue cap bill, and more. Learn more about bills in both chambers that would prohibit school districts from hiring a lobbyist or joining an association that employs a lobbyist. Join...

Apr 15, 2019

(10:36) The Senate Education Committee will consider House Bill 3, the House’s school finance reform proposal, on Tuesday. Last week, the House took up a number of bills on charter school transparency. 

We chat about all of this and more with Dax Gonzalez of TASB Governmental Relations. 

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Apr 8, 2019

(7:51) HB 3 passed the House last week. What's next for school finance reform? We discuss teacher and staff pay raises, the gifted and talented allotment, and charter school transparency with Dax Gonzalez of TASB Governmental Relations. 

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Apr 1, 2019

(11:48) The House passed its budget bill unanimously last week, while the Senate agreed to a similar spending plan for public ed. The two chambers disagree on how exactly to spend the funds though. 

In addition, House members approved a measure that would require the state to develop a plan to audit the STAAR after...

Mar 25, 2019

(11:15) The House Public Education Committee will hear 34 school security bills this week. We chat about a few of them with Dax Gonzalez of TASB Governmental Relations. We also look at the road ahead for House Bill 3 (school finance reform).

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