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Top 10 Percent Cap Heads to Perry’s Desk

Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously said the the version of the bill that now heads to the governor preserved the cap even if the Fisher...

 
 

Regents Bill Gains Final House Approval

A bill designed to more strictly define the role of public university regents passed the Texas House of Representatives on third reading Tuesday, the final major...

 
 

Senate Passes Funds for New Engineering Building

A proposed revamp of the University’s engineering facilities takes another big step forward. One of UT’s most important legislative priorities is moving...

 
 

TXEXplainer: The Rainy Day Fund (and Higher Education)

Legislators are looking for new ways to fund their favorite projects, including higher education. Some are looking to the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund—commonly...

 
 

Senate Extends Top 10 Cap

The Texas Senate has endorsed a measure that would extend an existing cap on automatic admissions to UT-Austin, and protect the cap against potential fallout from...

 
 

UT Regents Chairman Asks for Pass on Turning Over Documents

The chairman of the UT System Board of Regents is asking the state’s top attorney for permission to withhold documents legislators have asked to see relating...

 
 

Lawmakers Find Unlikely Unanimity on Top 10 Law

For as much as the Top 10 Percent Law is loved and hated, lawmakers’ support for an extension to cap the rule is as surprising as it is unlikely. The students...

 
 

Engineering Building Moves Closer to Reality

Lawmakers likely to fund the modern engineering building UT desperately needs. An upgrade to UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering is making its way through a sometimes...

 
 

Senate Weighs Bill To Alter Regent Duties

The state Senate is considering a bill to refine the relationship between public universities and their governing boards. Wednesday, the higher education committee...

 
 

Pitts Calls for End to Powers ‘Witch Hunts’

The chair of the House appropriations committee led the charge at the session’s first joint higher education oversight committee meeting Tuesday, calling for...

 
 
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