The TWC reports that the Texas unemployment rate for December 2020 was 7.2%, down from 8.1% in November 2020. Texas added 64,200 total nonagricultural jobs over the month, marking the eighth consecutive month of job growth in Texas. The Amarillo Metropolitan Statistical Area recorded December’s lowest unemployment rate among […]
The House base budget has been published on the Legislative Budget Board website. The base budget is a starting point in discussions as both chambers begin to discuss and work on the state’s funding priorities for the next two years.
House Speaker Phelan (R-Beaumont) released the following press […]
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement upon the filing of the Texas Senate Budget, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound:
“I want to thank Senate Finance Chair Nelson and the Senate Finance Committee who have worked tirelessly with our office for months. As […]
Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) filed SB 1, the Senate’s base budget. The base budget is a starting point in discussions as both chambers begin to discuss and work on the state’s funding priorities for the next two years.
Text of Sen. Jane Nelson’s press release follows:
“Texas State Senator […]
President Joe Biden has released an Executive Order which states apportionment counts will include “all inhabitants of each state.” This order repeals Executive Order 13880 and the July 2020 Presidential Memorandum that excludes persons in the count based upon their citizenship status. The Census Bureau has
The Legislative Budget Board has published this year’s Higher Education Administrative Accountability Reports. The reports, and a short summary of what is contained in the reports, can be found below:
Higher Education Tuition Revenue Bond Debt Service – includes an interactive graphic in which data can be viewed […]
In October 2020, the Texas Education Agency conducted an intermediary data collection to better understand enrollment trends in Texas public schools year-over-year. While overall 3% fewer students are enrolled in public education in Texas, more than half of that reduction (54%) is represented by early education, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, which […]
The Educator Leadership and Quality (ELQ) Department at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will become the Educator Preparation, Certification, and Enforcement (EPCE) Department. Ryan Franklin, who will step down by the end of this month, notes this is a name change only and does not designate any broader change to […]