The 87th Texas Regular Legislative Session is Underway
Three weeks into the new Texas Legislative Session, little has happened between legislators not wanting to be exposed to virus carriers and the Capitol Building being closed intermittently amid threats of violent protests. The Senate has named its committees and the House should soon. Redistricting hearings are being held and initial draft budgets have been released without new money for higher education or much of anything else due to state revenue slowdowns. Two new Republican House members have filed bills reversing the 2001 statute permitting in-state college tuition for undocumented students, potentially putting higher education out of reach for a number of people pursuing a college degree.
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