Monthly Archives: October 2014

Texas voters to consider proposal on transportation funding

In the upcoming general election, Texas voters will be asked to approve or reject an amendment to the Texas Constitution to dedicate certain funds to transportation. The proposed amendment on the November 4 ballot would direct the comptroller to allocate … Continue reading

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Lawmakers review use of tuition waivers by former foster youth

Texas lawmakers this interim are considering ways to increase enrollment and retention of the state’s former foster youth in higher education. Relatively few complete post-secondary education, despite a Texas law that entitles certain former foster youth to free tuition and … Continue reading

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Retired teacher health program projects funding shortfall

The state’s health insurance program for retired teachers, TRS-Care, is expected to have a funding shortfall of $875 million in fiscal 2016-17, according to a recent presentation by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) to the Legislative Budget Board. TRS, which administers the … Continue reading

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