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Texas Legislature 2023

With full state coffers and bipartisan support, Texas teachers are hopeful they’ll get a raise this year

The COVID-19 pandemic, inflation and burnout have pummeled teachers in the last few years. Lawmakers from both parties agree they should get a pay bump — but it won’t happen without some negotiation.

Teacher Melissa Perry reads to her fifth grade class at Jacob’s Well Elementary School in Wimberley on September 4, 2020.

Texas Legislature 2023

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  • What’s the demographic breakdown of the 2023 Legislature?

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