Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 30, 2015
Date Posted: 10/30/2015 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
Here are this week's education news stories from ATPE and Teach the Vote:
- Don't forget to early vote today or vote Tuesday on constitutional amendments, plus a special reminder for voters in HD 118
full story in an update for our Texas the Vote blog yesterday.
profiles of the HD 118 candidates on our Resources page, and find more general election details here. For a nonpartisan guide to the proposed constitutional amendments, check out the resources available from Texas's League of Women Voters.
House Ways and Means Committee, which now creates another vacancy in a critical leadership role. The changes are of particular interest to the Lone Star state. Texas Congressman Sam Johnson (R) has been tapped to oversee Ways and Means on an interim basis, while Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is hoping to land the more permanent position as chair of the powerful committee that oversees tax-related legislation, along with Social Security. Brady is well-known to many ATPE members as a champion for changing controversial Social Security offset provisions that have diminished educators' ability to collect benefits upon retirement.
Don't forget to follow @TeachtheVote for education-related tweets and retweets and find more content on Facebook from ATPE. We wish all of you a happy and safe Halloween!
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