Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a contributor for The Center Square.

Texans pass billions of dollars worth of bond debt, paid for by property tax hikes

(The Center Square) – Texans statewide passed billions of dollars’ worth of bonds on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. All bond proposition ballot language explicitly states, “This is a property… Read More

November 9, 2023
Gov. Abbott calls fourth special session to get school choice bill across the finish line

(The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called the fourth special legislative session of 2023 after the House killed a school choice bill passed by the Senate… Read More

November 8, 2023
Public Education
Two rural ISDs in Texas have $200 million in combined debt obligations on ballot for less than 750 students

(The Center Square) – Many small rural Independent School District residents in Utopia and Brackett say $200 million in combined bond obligations on the Nov. 7 ballot is unsustainable and… Read More

November 6, 2023
$15,000 teacher raises part of House Democrats $40 billion school finance bill

(The Center Square) – The Texas House Democratic Caucus on Thursday proposed a $40 billion public school education package that includes $15,000 teacher raises. State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, filed… Read More

October 20, 2023
Companion to school choice bill would allocate $1.2 billion more into Texas public schools

(The Center Square) – Texas state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, filed two key companion bills related to education on the first day of the third special legislative session this year. Read More

October 11, 2023