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TASB Talks

May 21, 2019

Time is running out in the 86th legislative session. On this week's episode, we discuss what's happening with HB 3 and SB 29. Then, we ask the dreaded question...will there be a special session?


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May 13, 2019

(20:00) Last week, the Senate passed its version of HB 3 with 40 amendments. Now, the House and Senate will meet in conference committee to hash out differences. We chat with Dax Gonzalez about the school finance bill, SB 29, and the death of the sales tax swap. Visit to...

May 6, 2019

(15:11) We chat with Dax Gonzalez of TASB Governmental Relations about property tax reform, HB 3, and the cost of both. 

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May 1, 2019

(31:36) We had the opportunity to interview the inspiring Leon Logothetis and Dr. Natalie Stavas, who will both speak at TASB's Summer Leadership Institute, June 13–15 in San Antonio and June 20–22 in Fort Worth.

On April 15, 2013, Dr. Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston Marathon. Just blocks away...

Apr 29, 2019

(19:46) The Senate Education Committee heard HB 3 (school finance reform) last week. The Senate's bill differs in several ways, including the basic allotment increase, staff and teacher pay raises, and tax compression. We also chat about HB 281, a bill that would silence the voice of school board members and other...