First Alerts

TACT First Alert: 1/26/15

Legislators Sworn In, Organizing
January 26, 2015

Governor inaugurated, check.  Speaker elected, check.  Senate two-thirds rule busted, check.  Education lobbyist staying up way too late dancing to Lady Antebellum, check.  The 84th Texas Legislature is underway.

DREAM Act Gathers Support

Only two days into the 84th Texas Legislative Session, supporters of the 2001 Texas DREAM Act are rallying. The Act, once supported by Governor Rick Perry and other Republicans, permits in-state tuition for immigrants, whether or not they are “legal.” Several statewide officials recently campaigned to repeal the Act.

TACT First Alert: 1/13/15

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus.  We hope one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to get more involved with your state association -- we are ready to listen to your thoughts, ideas and needs! Your voice is more important than ever during the upcoming legislative session starting today! 

How To Get Involved in TACT:

TACT eBulletin Available

TACT eBulletin Now Available!
 
To view and download the eBulletin online please click here.

Or you can copy and paste this link into your browser:  http://www.tact.org/OctNovDec14.pdf
 

Texas Universities Have Outgrown Their Walls

Efforts at Closing the Gaps succeeded – enrollments have ballooned.  New academic programs have been approved.  Larger class sizes can’t squeeze into 1970’s-style rooms.  Lab configurations couldn’t have been conceived for today’s science experiments and research.