Thursday morning the House Appropriations Committee approved three bills supported by TCTA that would provide additional funding for Texas teachers. HB 20 by Rep. Trent Ashby increases funding for TRS-Care, HB 24 by Rep. Drew Darby provides a $1,000 teacher pay raise, and HB 80 by Darby provides a cost-of-living increase for retirees who retired on or after September 1, 2004. See more details here.