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."

1 Comments:

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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