This week the DRC dropped cards in support of HB 2861, which would provide a Comprehensive Development Agreement for transportation projects in the North Texas area. The Chamber also dropped a card in opposition to HB 3440, which the bill mandates a study on high speed rail in Texas. We oppose this bill because a study could slow down the construction of the project and send the wrong signal to investors.
In the education realm, the DRC provided written testimony and dropped a card in support of HB 2039 to create an optional Early Childhood – Third Grade Teacher (EC-3) Certificate, and the bill was voted favorably out of the House Public Education Committee. Additionally, we have supported SB 1407 in the Senate Finance Committee, a bill to provide transparency in reporting the percentage of locally collected property taxes that are invested in local public school districts.
Learn more about the DRC’s legislative agenda and priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature.
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