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School Finance Reform Dead
House Bill 1759 disappears, taking $800 million with it
"...has none, the saying goes. But as House Bill 1759 slowly curled up and died on the House floor..."

May 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...of the Tea Party rump, the House passed his HB 4, establishing a $130 million fund for qualifying schools..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance Plan Headed for Hearing
Aycock promises no losers as Senate obsesses on vouchers
"...Yesterday, Aycock laid out in committee House Bill 1759: that's his draft plan for, if not a full-blown..."

April 8, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, authored House Bill 1759, the closest the state has come to an omnibus..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...
Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...
"...out, so on April 20 the House voted out HB 40, the infamous statewide restriction on local fracking bans...."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines
Lege makes an anti-city push, nixes a bill limiting police filming, the Senate passes its budget, and more...
"...increase (ask any school district how easy that is); HB 1442 by Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, targeting heritage tree..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Session Dealt Blow to AISD Budget
AISD grapples with impact of this session's bills on its financial future
"...and technology-related services, was previously paid out yearly. Under HB 1474, those funds will be doled out as one..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Much Will Texas Spend?
The Legislature's conference committee spending proposals
"...As it emerges from conference committee, HB 1 is supposed to be a compromise document. Yet,..."

May 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...boost of between $20 mil­lion and $40 million under HB 1759, the new school finance legislation laid out by..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature

Lege Lines: Billpocalypse!
Bills start dying as sine die draws near; schools get new A-F grading system; and more
"...were already deep, but the biggest victim was House Bill 1759 by House Public Education chair Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen...."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Goes to School: Education Bills
"...House Bill 1759, by House Public Education Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock,..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1
Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal
"...the House to pass interim school finance reforms in HB 1759 meant the $3 billion in extra cash intended for..."

May 29, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More
Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more
"...reform could be dead for this session. House Bill 1759 by House Pub­lic Education Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock,..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines
School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more
"...filed a shell bill of his own, House Bill 1759. Unlike Gov. Greg Abbott, who spent years as attorney..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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