Via Amanda List

Happy New Year! Texas’ 88th Legislative Session begins tomorrow. Here’s what’s happening in the state and across the country.

Texas Legislative Updates

Days until the 88th Texas Legislative Session: 1 (January 10, 2023)

TEA & State Updates

  • Governor Abbott announces career and technical education grants. The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded over $54 million in Jobs and Education for Texans grants to public colleges, school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools in the state. The grants will be used to purchase equipment for career and technical education programs in fields including nursing, welding, and dentistry. The grants are intended to defray start-up costs for programs that train students for high-demand occupations. The JET Advisory Board will administer the grants.
  • Governor Abbott has appointed Senator Jane Nelson as the 115th Secretary of State of Texas. She will serve as the state’s Chief Election Officer, assisting county election officials and ensuring that election laws are uniformly applied and interpreted. Senator Nelson has been a member of the Texas Senate since 1992 and has a long list of accomplishments, including establishing the Cancer Research & Prevention Institute of Texas, reforming medical liability, and passing numerous bills to protect victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

DOE & National Updates

Articles of Interest

Important Dates

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