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School Finance Plan Headed for Hearing
Aycock promises no losers as Senate obsesses on vouchers
"...Can Texas avoid further school finance lawsuits? That's what House Public Education Committee Chair..."

April 8, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Supremes: Not Our Job to Fix School Finance
Long-awaited ruling says school funding system constitutional
"...The Texas school finance system meets the minimum standards demanded by the..."

May 13, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Dietz Stays on School Finance Suit
Hail Mary play by AG Abbott fails to force judicial recusal
"...Dietz remains presiding over the challenge to the state's school finance suits...."

June 24, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...finally released his ruling yesterday on the Texas public school finance system, it was no surprise to anyone: The..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post 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
"...School Finance: Add Cash, Subtract Reform..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional
Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt
"...Dietz today issued his final ruling on the state's school finance system: It is unconstitutional, and it is failing..."

Aug. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fate of School Finance Delayed
A new timeline to sort out school finance may push resolution to 2016
"...where Texas politicians took on the thorny issue of school finance. Now the heavy lifting may be delayed two..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Change of Circumstances: Judge Reopens School Finance Lawsuit
New legislation could be discussed in court in January
"...Judge John Dietz ruled that he will re-open the school finance hearings in January 2014...."

June 19, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Finance Reform Dead
House Bill 1759 disappears, taking $800 million with it
"...enough blame to go around for the failure of school finance reform...."

May 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Finance Agreement? Maybe
Conference committee nearing deal, but let's see what chambers say
"...Davis*, because wherever she was going was where the school finance deal was being brokered. Now there may be..."

May 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: School Finance Bill Passes House With Flying Colors
Stickland only holdout on ambitious “Texas Plan” finance bill
"...House Bill 3, the session's marquee school finance legislation, survived over three hours of debate on..."

April 12, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Finance: Still Hard
Panel approves recommendations to improve state's outdated school funding system
"...At the Texas Commission on Public School Finance's final meeting in December, the 13-member panel unanimously..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Making the Math Work on Real School Finance Reform
"Texas Plan" brings new money to Austin and other districts, but nothing's final yet
"...Abbott the largest funding boost for the state's public schools in more than a decade. House Bill 3, dubbed..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Finance on Trial
Hearing only expected to last a short two and a half hours
"...undermine Judge John Dietz's 2014 ruling finding the current school finance system unconstitutional. Then intervenor groups, including the Texas..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What School Finance Crisis?
The Lege considers school finance, and recommends ways to cut wages and fire teachers
"...by government standards, the Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance report to the Legislature issued last week is..."

March 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

School Finance: Where We Are and How We Got Here
The Supreme Court's ruling leaves a lot of blanks for the Lege to fill in
"...a Texas Supreme Court decision that declared the state's school finance system to be teetering on the brink of..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

House Rolls Out School Finance Bill
Republican leaders propose $9 billion in funding for public schools over the next two years
"...Texas House of Representatives rolled out that chamber's long-awaited school finance bill, House Bill 3, at a press conference..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Finance: A Timeline
"...establish system of free ("adequate" and "equitable") Texas public schools, under state constitution...."

May 1, 2015 News Feature

Judge Dietz Finds School Finance System Unconstitutional
Court ruling ends five-week trial with a mandate to Legislature to design a new system
"...trial by ruling unconstitutional the Texas system of public school finance. Following a brief recess in the immediate wake..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Dems Almost Steal School Finance Thunder
Underdogs' ambitious education package carried the support of a dozen Republicans and every House Democrat
"...came within a whisker of seizing control of the school finance debate this week, but a tie-breaking vote foiled..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

School Finance Bill Heads for the Floor
Republicans pass HB 2 out of committee over educator objections
"...House Public Education Committee, dominated by Republicans, pushed the school finance reform bill out of committee on Tuesday, forcing..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

School Finance Before the Texas Supreme Court
The State Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling before the end of the year
"...a curious logic in its latest defense of the school finance system, arguing that the Texas Supreme Court cannot..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dietz Rules Against School Finance System
Judge rules school finance unconstitutional
"...Texas' school finance system is unconstitutional. That was the blunt ruling..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance Back in Dietz's Court
Eight years after Dietz ruled for massive reform, school finance returns
"...2004, Judge John Dietz's ruling on the Texas' public school finance system lead lawmakers to make massive reforms. Now,..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance: Abbott Doubles Down
Refuses to drop his appeal of court's ruling
"...match-up in the never-ending battle of "Texas vs. Public School Finance."..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Craddick in Dewhurst's School Finance Prayers
The Lege can't solve school finance; maybe Jesus will
"...Briefly addressing the Legislature's failure to pass a school finance bill in the regular session and two special..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Lawmakers Pitch Income Tax, School Finance Reform Plan
Quixotes saddle up their horses
"...Two lawmakers used last week's ongoing debate over school finance as a well-timed opportunity to pitch an income..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas House Advances Ambitious School Finance Bill
Teachers’ union celebrates shedding of merit pay provision
"...Education Committee passed a committee substitute for the big school finance bill, House Bill 3, through a unanimous vote..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

School Finance Solution Is State Income Tax
"...plain, simple, fair, and painfully obvious solution to the school finance problem is being avoided like a leper in..."

Jan. 13, 2004 Postmarks

The Texas School Finance Plan’s Local Bottom Line
Additional per-student funding under HB 3 for the 2019-20 school year
"...increases to the "basic allotment" of per-student funding every school district receives from the state; "compression" of districts' local..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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