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The Texas Legislature convenes January 8, 2019.  We want to surpass our latest successes in fighting for Texas faculty at the Capitol.
TACT Legislative Successes the Past Two Sessions
  1. Encouraged the House to add $1.5 Billion to public education in 2017.

  2. Fought off decreases in higher education appropriations in 2017 when Senate Bill 1 called for reductions between 6 and 10 percent.

  3. 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.

  4. Contributed to significantly increased higher education appropriations during 2015 Legislative Session.

  5. Led movement to defeat Guns on Campus legislation for six years until it passed in 2015 with the TACT amendments permitting opt-out for private universities and faculty offices.

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

  7. Promoted adding nearly $1 Billion funding back into SB 1 for university special item appropriations in 2017.

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

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