Texas 86th Legislative Session

This Week in the Texas Legislature 4-12-19

  HB 1 Conference Committee. On Thursday, the House refused to concur on Senate amendments to HB 1, the general appropriations bill, and named its conferees to negotiate with the Senate: John Zerwas (R-Richmond) – Chair Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood) Sarah Davis (R-Houston) Oscar Longoria (D-Mission) Armando Walle (D-Houston) Sales Tax Proposal. On Wednesday, Governor Greg…

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Texas 86th Legislative Session

This Week in the Texas Legislature 4-5-19

The biggest news this week was the House’s approval of a sweeping $9 billion plan to reform the state’s school finance system. The bill included increased funding for school districts, directed increases for teacher pay, and provided additional funding for pre-kindergarten education. School finance reform has been at the top of lawmakers’ priorities this session…

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