House passes key legislation to reform school finance, property taxes Posted in: Columns The Texas House of Representatives on April 3 approved much-anticipated legislation written to revise the state’s public school finance system. The vote was 148-1, and the bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 3 would increase pay for public school classroom teachers, librarians and other full-time personnel and ...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!