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Texas Legislature 2019

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here's what's in the Texas Legislature's landmark school finance bill

The $11.6 billion legislation is on a path to the governor's desk and includes property tax cuts, a hike in per-student funding and money to ease the state's reliance on the "Robin Hood" program.

Corina Pannabecker teaches first grade at Ogden Elementary in San Antonio on April 30, 2018.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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The basic rundown


A compromise on teacher pay

Property tax system changes

Current-year values

Abbott's 2.5% plan


2020 HB 3 analysis


2021 HB 3 analysis

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