Tag Archives: 86th Legislature

TEA offers options for schools considering longer school year

As part of its school finance overhaul, the 86th Legislature last year provided a funding incentive for schools to extend their school calendar for up to 30 days beyond the required minimum operation time. Education Code sec. 25.081(a) requires school … Continue reading

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Texas Legislature’s 2019 session in review

The 86th Texas Legislature considered a variety of proposals during its biennial session in 2019. Among the major bills enacted were those that revised the property tax system and the school finance system, addressed state and local disaster response and … Continue reading

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Proposed constitutional amendments to go before voters

Voters will consider 10 propositions to amend the Texas Constitution in the election on Tuesday, November 5. The propositions were approved for the ballot by the 86th Legislature earlier this year.

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Legislature to consider requests for increased spending on cybersecurity

In writing the state budget for fiscal 2020-21, the 86th Legislature will consider proposals to increase spending on cybersecurity. Appropriations for cybersecurity are not contained in a single line item but spread across state agencies and included in various strategies, projects, … Continue reading

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As TERP fund grows, deposits set to expire in 2019

During the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers may consider changes to how the state handles funds that are collected for certain programs but that go unused for those purposes. Appropriations of funds collected for one of these programs, the Texas … Continue reading

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