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Governor Abbott Adds Funds For Public Schools And Increases In Teacher Salaries To The Agenda For The Third Special Session

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A week into the third special session at the Texas Capitol, Governor Greg Abbott added funds for public schools and wages for teachers to the agenda.

Salaries Hiked

The governor stated that fruitful conversations with Speaker Dade Phelan and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick preceded his statement.

In a press release, Abbott stated, “I am broadening the agenda for Special Session and the Speaker and I have reached an agreement on school choice for Texas families working with Speaker Phelan and his House leadership team.” I’m excited to collaborate with the Texas Legislature’s two houses to get this legislation to my desk and signed into law.”

“Speaker Phelan and his office have worked daily with the governor and his team to get the call for the current special session expanded so that a discussion on these issues can take place in the House,” said a statement sent by Speaker Phelan’s press secretary, Cassi Pollack.

Students To Attend Private Schools

Speaker Phelan expresses gratitude to the governor for extending the call and anticipates engaging in vigorous debates with his House colleagues on important education-related topics, like as teacher compensation and school funding. Every member will be given the chance to express themselves.”

The governor reversed course and changed his strategy on Tuesday by deciding to do this. Up until this point, he had made it clear that he would wait to mention public school financing and teacher salaries until the legislature had approved a measure to offer taxpayer subsidies for pupils to attend private schools.

Governor Abbott

Source: ABC News

But it was unsuccessful. Several House Republicans applauded the governor’s recently enlarged agenda for a special session at a press conference on Tuesday.

Declaring that “today is an important day for Texas and the Texas House,” said Representative Brad Buckley (R-Salado). On October 19, Buckley introduced House Bill 1, however he did not schedule a hearing for it within his committee.

The governor’s initial agenda did not include several of the features of the legislation, such as increasing funding for school districts and raising teacher salaries.

However, the governor has now demanded that billions more be allocated for school security, teacher salary increases, and public education. Furthermore, all K–12 kids in Texas would be eligible to attend private schools universally.

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