State of the State Address

Governor Rick Perry is expected to include certain details of his higher education plan for this session during his Constitutionally-required State of the State Address Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 AM.  Details may include a 60 percent increase in grant and scholarship assistance to students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and an additional $711 million to Texas Higher Education over last biennium's appropriations.  Additionally, increased contributions to Texas Retirement System are expected, consistent with TACT's Legislative Agenda.  Of course, student and institutional accountability measures will be required.

The Address may be viewed live at:
http://www.house.state.tx.us/media/welcome.php  

Additional information about TACT and its advocacy programs are available at www.tact.org