Category Archives: Special Session

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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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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SB 30 – Virtual School Bill Heard in Senate Committee

Update since original posting:  SB 30 will be voted on by the full Senate on Thursday, June 9th.  SB 30, a bill relating to the state virtual school network, was heard in the Senate Education Committee on June 6, 2011, … Continue reading

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The 82nd Legislature Goes into Special Session #1

Since the Senate failed to pass the “must pass” school finance plan which was included in SB 1811, the Governor called for a Special Session to begin on May 31st at 8:00 AM.  In order to help you understand this, I … Continue reading

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