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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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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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Numbers Matter….In the Funding of SB 6

SB 6, was passed by the Senate last Friday and voted out of the House Public Education Committee today.  The House added no amendments to SB 6.   It has not yet been scheduled to be voted on by the entire … 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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Instructional Materials Allotment Revived in Special Session

HB 6, which established a new funding mechanism for technology for Texas school districts, died in the last few minutes of the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session.  It became a victim of the attempt to slow down the passage of … Continue reading

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SB 773 – Close to the Finish Line

SB 773, the legislation that extends the telecommunications discounts until 2016 for schools (K-20), libraries, and hospitals passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature and is now on the way to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  Although we had pushed … Continue reading

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