March 8, 2019      3:44 PM
For now, it appears Texas Senate may have jettisoned a school finance plan of its own
If the teacher pay raise and the homestead proposal from Sen. Bettencourt are combined, the cost is $5.3 billion, close to the $6 billion total the Senate had set aside for a boost in public education
the minutes tick down on what should be the bill filing deadline for the 86th
session, the one major bill that remains unfiled appears to be Senate
Bill 4, the Texas Senate school finance bill. Of course, there is still time but it's significant that nothing has been filed so far.
Gov. Dan Patrick slipped up a bit
during the closing debate on the Senate’s teacher pay raise bill, Senate
Bill 3, to suggest the school finance bill would be revealed on
that didn’t happen, rumors began to circulate that Chairs Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and Rep. Dan Huberty,
R-Kingwood, had been instructed by Patrick to stop communicating.
By Kimberly Reeves
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