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Capitol Watch Alert Archive

News & Information Related to COVID-19

The following is a compilation of information and resources related to COVID-19 collected from state and federal sources, followed by a list of event changes/postponements/cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is updated daily. Also see our Remote...

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SBOE Vetoes 3 Charters, Allows 5

At the State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting Friday, September 11, 2020, the board took final action on Commissioner of Education Mike Morath's list of proposed Generation 25 Open-Enrollment Charter Schools. By taking “no action” on any of the eight proposed...

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Coming Soon! 2020 Primary Elections

Primary elections in Texas are especially important because oftentimes all the candidates running for a seat are in the same party, so the primary determines who wins the seat. To make an impact on the election, public education advocates must be eligible and prepared...

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Speaker of the House Issues Interim Charges

Originally posted November 25, 2019, and updated December 5. On November 25, 2019, Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen posted a list of charges for committees of the Texas House of Representatives to study during the interim before the 2021 legislative session. The...

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