Lawmakers start rolling out high-priority legislation Posted in: Columns Capital Highlights AUSTIN — With the filing of legislation that would give teachers an across-the-board pay increase, Texas lawmakers showed progress toward solving the complex issues of school finance and property tax reform. Senate Bill 3, passed March 4 by the full Senate on a voice vote, would entitle each classroom teacher ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!