Legislative Agenda 2016-2017
1. Handguns on campuses. TACT still opposes legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.
2. Higher Education Funding. TACT supports reinstating appropriations investments, primarily in the following areas:
A. Fully fund the anticipated cost to universities of the Hazelwood Act Legacy Program. Current appropriations cover half the cost of the waived tuition for veterans.
B. Increase current funding levels of the TEXAS Grant scholarship program to account for previous cuts, increased tuition, a growing enrollment and more students requiring financial aid.
C. Increase faculty salaries to align with the average of the other ten most populous states to retain our best talent relative to national and international competition.
3. 60x30TX. TACT will endorse the goals and proposed strategies of 60x30TX in order to provide the education needed by the workforce of the 21st Century. Along with goal support, TACT will support sufficient funding to K-12 so college enrollees are sufficiently prepared.