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May 25, 2021

"This is the session of zombie bills." Sine die is Monday and legislators are working overtime (Dax, too). Get updates on:

  • Virtual instruction
  • HB 3 cleanup bill
  • SB 10, transparency in lobbying 

And, we bid a special farewell to TASB Talks host Amanda Quraishi.

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May 19, 2021

We have a special episode this week! Dax is joined by his fellow TASB Governmental Relations staff members Marisha, Whitney, and Ruben. The roundtable discussion includes updates on virtual instruction bills, changes to the accountability system, and how the permitless carry bill would affect education.

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May 10, 2021

Dax is staying hydrated during these final weeks of the 87th Texas Legislature, where time is of the essence for any bills hoping to get passed. Texas trustees will return to the Capitol Wednesday. Our hosts talk about some public ed-related bills that died this week.  

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May 3, 2021

TASB Governmental Relations is tracking 1,000 bills. Meanwhile, time is running out to get legislation heard. 

This week, Dax and Q discuss the $11.2 billion in federal relief funds that will be allocated to Texas public schools. How will they be distributed? What's the timeline?

Our hosts also chat about SB 28 and...