Legislative Agenda 2017-2018

1. Higher Education Funding. TACT supports increasing appropriations investments over the current budget levels to fund faculty salary parity, Hurricane Harvey rebuilding, the growing unfunded mandate of the Hazelwood Act Legacy Program, TEXAS Grant scholarships to an increasingly poor student enrollment and continuing progress of the 60X30 TX goals of a better educated populace.

2. Public Education Funding. TACT supports increasing appropriations investments in public education to increase the number of college-ready freshmen prepared to prosper in higher education.

3. Freedom of Expression. Universities are increasingly the sites of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations regarding the important societal issues of the day. Higher education must be proactive in encouraging safe opinion-sharing among all its constituents.