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With a $33 billion surplus available, we had high hopes. High hopes that the Texas Legislature would step up and deliver for students, educators, and school employees ahead of the upcoming school year. 

Yet, here we are, one regular session and two special sessions later with no basic allotment increase and no guaranteed pay raises for teachers and school staff. 

Public school districts across this state have squeezed every last dime to try to give their employees a small raise — with no support from the state. 

To do so, they are eliminating lunchroom monitors, reducing counselors, and laying off other support staff positions that make our schools run smoothly for students. They are closing cafeterias, arts programs, and CTE programs. They are passing deficit budgets and facing financial ruin.

Below, we’ve gathered key public education votes from the regular legislative session so you can see where your state representatives stood: with you or against you.