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February 14, 2011

Legislative Update Senate and House Subcommittees on Public Education Funding Meet Today Dr. Wayne Pierce to Testify Today, two newly appointed committees that will greatly impact public education funding in the next biennium are meeting for the first time, the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Public Education Funding and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III. We will keep you informed on the activities and outcomes of these committees throughout the legislative session. You can also listen in on Senate committee hearings by visiting http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php and House committee hearings by visiting http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/. Executive Director Wayne Pierce will testify at today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article III hearing using an updated version of his testimony from the Senate Finance Committee hearing last week. We’ve attached the four pages of written testimony, which includes a one-page statement, a graph, and two illustrations. We encourage you to read, use, and share the testimony. If you’d like to be notified immediately before Wayne’s testimony (and anytime Equity Center representatives testify before the Legislature), follow our Twitter page at http://twitter.com/EquityCenter

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