Governor Abbott Statement On School Finance Reform Passage In The Texas House

April 3, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Legislative

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the Texas House passed House Bill 3, which will reform the school finance system in Texas:

“Texans are demanding meaningful reforms to our school finance system, and today’s passage of HB 3 in the House is a vital step toward that goal. By reducing recapture, investing more money in our schools and in our teachers, the Legislature is making changes that will have a lasting impact on our education system, and more importantly, our students. I applaud Chairman Huberty and Speaker Bonnen for their work to pass this bill, and I look forward to working with Senator Taylor, Lt. Governor Patrick, and the entire Legislature to ensure the final passage of school finance reform this session.”