Both the House and Senate have approved variations of across-the-board raises for teachers and some other education professionals, but public university workers and state agency employees feel left out.
ANSON, Texas (KRBC)-Rep. Stan Lambert gave a legislative update to his constituents in Jones County. Focusing his discussion on school finance, Rep. Lambert highlighted one potential piece of legislation that could affect schools across the "Lone Star State."
"In dealing with that tragedy, the families came to me and we visited — more than anything, they were looking for an opportunity to have something positive come out of such a horrible tragedy," Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, said.
Major tech companies and business groups are joining advocates from the gay community to try to stop a pair of proposals in the Texas Senate. Two years after a bathroom privacy bill created huge divides in Texas politics, a coalition of hundreds of businesses signed a letter against proposals they say form a 'bathroom bill 2.0.'
Republican Brandon Creighton of Conroe passed Senate Bill 7 out of the Texas Senate; it now must pass the House and be signed by Governor Abbott. SB 7 would create the Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund, a special state account used for projects related to flood planning, protection, and mitigation.