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Legislative Matters

At its November 17, 2020, meeting, the Blinn College District Board of Trustees approved four policy priorities for the 87 th Texas Legislative Session. During this session, Blinn will ask state lawmakers to support community colleges as they continue to offer affordable, high-quality academic and career training programs for students.

The four policy priorities approved by the board are:

  1. The Blinn College District supports the overall state funding level for community colleges adopted by the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT).
  2. The Blinn College District supports the workforce and economic development policies adopted by TACC and CCATT.
  3. The Blinn College District requests that the Legislature pass a bill that transfers ownership of the Star of the Republic Museum building from the Blinn College District to the Texas Historical Commission.
  4. The Blinn College District requests that the Legislature support additional state funding to offset the rising expenses imposed upon community colleges associated with Hazlewood Act exemptions.

“These policy priorities reflect Blinn’s continued commitment to providing quality, affordable education for Texas students,” said Leighton Schubert, Executive Vice Chancellor. “With the Legislature’s support, we look forward to reducing barriers to higher education while providing local industries with graduates who are poised to achieve excellence in the workforce.”