APRIL S. KELLEY, HCN Community Reporter
The 86th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3, a sweeping and historic bipartisan education finance bill signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Since its passing, House Bill 3 has been the talk of the town by local representatives, school boards, educators and community members alike. It is a complex and monumental bill, restructuring financial aspects of Texas education. The bill can be broken down into four major policy areas: teacher support, improving student outcomes, increasing funding and reduction and reform of property taxes and recapture.