The 84th Legislative Session is underway, and the Northwest ISD Board of Trustees approved NISD's 2015 Legislative Priorities. A reflection of the district's vision and mission, these priorities identify the district's greatest areas of concern and desires in regards to the next legislative session. These priorities will be used as a communication tool with our Legislators, parents, community and staff. If you wish to contact your representative, click here.
Lt. Gov.-Elect Patrick's Legislative Priorities - Lt. Governor-Elect Dan Patrick outlined his priorities for the 84th Legislative Session yesterday that covered the topics of education, the budget, property and business taxes, border security, transportation, public integrity unit and protecting the 2nd and 10th amendments.
House’s Interim Committee Reports - The Texas House of Representatives released its interim committee reports to assist the standing committees for the upcoming 84th Legislative Session that begins January 13, 2015, including its report by the Public Education Committee.
MCA Budget Update: House and Senate Comparison: With 124 of the 140 days of the 84th Legislative Session remaining, the initial budget priorities for both the House and Senate have been released. House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2 will be the primary vehicles for the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act (state budget). MCA has prepared a comparison of the House and Senate budget priorities for public education.
Bill Summary 2-9-25: The Senate Finance Committee met on February 9, 2015, to discuss state funding for the Texas Education Agency. A summary of the hearing is provided.