Monthly Archives: June 2011

TxVSN Changes Added to SB 1

Senator Shapiro’s changes in the TxVSN, that she proposed in HB 1483 during the regular session and SB 30 in the special session, were added to SB 1 (special session). SB 1 deals with some fiscal matters necessary for the budget … Continue reading

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SB 6 On the Way to the Governor!

The Conference Report for SB 6 passed the House (142-1) and the Senate (30-0) on Monday, June 27th.  The final step in the process is for the Governor to sign the bill.  SB 6 stipulated that if the bill took … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at the Final Days of the Special Session

The following was posted in the Quorum Report.  It was reprinted with permission. It was written on June 22, 2011. LAST MINUTE ADDITION OF GROPING BILL TO THE CALL FUELS FRUSTRATION IN THE HOUSE Too much time, too few votes … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Per-Pupil Estimate

Post Update: The chart title was changed to make it clear that the estimates are for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.   On June 7th, I wrote a blog post in which I attempted to estimate how much money a … Continue reading

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SB 6 Going to Conference Committee

Different versions of SB 6 were passed by the House and the Senate during the First Special Session of the 82nd legislature. The Senate did not concur with the amendments that were added by the House so a conference committee … Continue reading

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Governor Perry Signs SB 773

Governor Perry signed SB 773 on June 17th. This bill ensures that Texas schools, libraries, and hospitals will continue to receive discounts on their telecommunication services until January, 2016.  This bill was authored by Senator Zaffirini and co-authored by Senator … Continue reading

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SB 6 Passed by the House

SB 6 was passed by the House on Friday, June 17th.  The House added several amendments on the floor.  One amendment added back the Technology Lending Program. This would allow the Commissioner to appropriate up to 5% of the IMA … Continue reading

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