Texas Legislature

Texas Legislature
9:32 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Senate Passes So-Called “School Voucher” Bill

Senate Bill 4 Passed out of the Texas Senate on a 18 to 12 vote.
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A bill that would allow businesses to fund students’ education at a private school passed out of the Texas Senate. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports that although the bill’s author says his legislation creates a scholarship program, others in the senate call it a public school voucher bill


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Local District Says Bill Addresses Non-Issue
5:23 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Senate Bill 6 Would Change How State "Grades" Public School

The Senate Passed SB 6 at the end of March

Senate Bill 6 passed the Senate at the end of March. And if made law, the bill would change how a school is graded. 

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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

House Republicans Announce $4.7 Billion Tax Relief Plan

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House Republicans have announced details of their plan to provide $4.7-billion in tax relief this session. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports budget writers say their plan, unlike the Senate’s, will benefit every Texas family without threatening the state spending cap.


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Texas Legislature
4:32 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

In The Wee Hours Of The Morning, The Texas House Passes Its Budget

The Texas House ended an 18-hour marathon budget debate Wednesday morning
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The Texas House wrangled over the next two-year state budget from noon Tuesday until just before 6 Wednesday morning.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports they’re preparing to adopt the largest budget in state history



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School Finance Reform
3:16 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Texas House Vows To Tackle School Finance By Changing Funding Formula

The Texas House to Tackle School Finance

A bi-partisan group of House members has found a way to change the funding formula for school districts this session.   Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports the effort related to property taxes would fully restore the cuts taken from public education in 2011.


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