TACT First Alert: 2/4/2015

Unfunded Mandate Receives Attention

TACT was an early and loud advocate for the Legislature to fund the Hazlewood Act, legislation that provides free tuition to military veterans and their children.  According to an article today in the Austin American-Statesman, universities absorbed the $169 million cost last year for 40,000 students while being reimbursed only $15 million.  The Legislative Budget Board estimates that the cost to universities, or the state if our appropriation request is enacted, will rise to $380 million by 2019.

TACT First Alert: 1/26/15

Legislators Sworn In, Organizing
January 26, 2015

Governor inaugurated, check.  Speaker elected, check.  Senate two-thirds rule busted, check.  Education lobbyist staying up way too late dancing to Lady Antebellum, check.  The 84th Texas Legislature is underway.

DREAM Act Gathers Support

Only two days into the 84th Texas Legislative Session, supporters of the 2001 Texas DREAM Act are rallying. The Act, once supported by Governor Rick Perry and other Republicans, permits in-state tuition for immigrants, whether or not they are “legal.” Several statewide officials recently campaigned to repeal the Act.

TACT First Alert: 1/13/15

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus.  We hope one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to get more involved with your state association -- we are ready to listen to your thoughts, ideas and needs! Your voice is more important than ever during the upcoming legislative session starting today! 

How To Get Involved in TACT:

TACT eBulletin Available

TACT eBulletin Now Available!
 
To view and download the eBulletin online please click here.

Or you can copy and paste this link into your browser:  http://www.tact.org/OctNovDec14.pdf
 

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