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We want to surpass our latest successes in fighting for Texas
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TACT Legislative Successes the Past Three Sessions
  1. Asked for and attained $3.3 Billion commitment to Capital Construction Assistance Projects (CCAP), formerly known as TRBs (Tuition Revenue Bonds).

  2. Educated lawmakers on why SB1159 and 1623 that would shorten tenure review and revoke tenure from faculty involved in a civil lawsuit against a student.

  3. Urged administrators to increase wages in 2021.

  4. Appealed to administrators, lawmakers and the Governor to include faculty in pandemic and emergency response teams.

  5. Encouraged the House to add $1.5 Billion to public education.

  6. Fought off decreases in higher education appropriations when Senate Bill 1 called for reductions between 6 and 10 percent.

  7. Contributed to reducing the discrepancy in faculty salaries from 8 percent to 1 percent compared with the average of the other ten most populous states.

  8. Initiated attention to the phrase “unfunded mandate” regarding Hazelwood legislation.

  9. Promoted adding nearly $1 Billion funding back into SB 1 for university special item appropriations.

  10. Defended the right to safely exercise free speech on campus.

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