Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What is the Hochberg Amendment You Ask--Here's the Answer

TCTA posts Updates from the Capitol: "State Rep. Scott Hochberg (D-Houston) is filing an amendment to HB 2 that represents a significant improvement. We understand that the comprehensive amendment would:

* Raise teacher pay by $4,000 over two years.

* Restore the teacher health care benefits cut in 2003.

* Provide a higher equity standard and increase state funding to cover at least 50 percent of the cost of our children’s education.

* Provide funds for up-to-date textbooks.

* Provide property tax relief to triple the homestead tax exemption to $45,000 and roll back the property tax rate by approximately 17 percent."


Anonymous TCTA lobbyist said...

Thanks for linking to us, but that was an older version of his amendment (from the previous special) -- yesterday's amendment was a little different. If anyone's still interested after the fact, we'll have an updated description online (www.tcta.org) later today.

9:13 AM  

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