In a major political maneuver, Governor Perry unveiled his proposal for a $1.6 billion business tax cut at a news conference at the Austin Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
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The bottom line, say the representatives who participated in the group, is that Texas has some major work to do. Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), who led the 2013 study group, introduced the report in a press conference held on Monday morning.
Under the Senate budget, each student would get $86.50 less in 2014-15 than they did from 2012-13, as the Observer reports.
It was a big day for women in the Senate.
Now the pressure’s on Perry who continues to withhold support for the federally-backed expansion.
The Lead: After a three-day weekend the Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m., and the House, which had to stick around longer last week, […]
As House Democrats made their play for more school funding Monday afternoon, an unlikely ally of sorts roamed the chamber among them: State Rep. David Simpson.
The rules are a little different in Penny Smeltzer’s classroom, a portable trailer at Westwood High School in Round Rock. When student messengers come […]
Tyrant’s Foe—Allen Weeks When 11,000 Texans flooded the Capitol grounds in March to protest proposed cuts to education, there were plenty of memorable characters […]
“You faaaaaiiiiiled!” The principal with the belly ballooning from his crisp, blue shirt is a former coach and athlete. He’s circling dozens of middle […]