Welcome to Moak, Casey & Associates

The Texas education system is a complex business responsible for educating over 5 million students at a cost of almost $38 billion annually. Moak, Casey & Associates brings together a team of former top education officials who have been associated with every major issue affecting school finance in the last 35 years. We are considered the gold standard in high-quality research and planning services for a diverse range of clients concerned with the financial operation and management of public school education.
Our services include:
  • State & local revenue planning and modeling
  • State aid forecasts
  • Economic development analyses and reviews
  • Research services
  • Legislative monitoring & lobbying
MCA Updates - Sunday, March 29, 2015 5:19 PM
  • The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to take up some of the voucher bills at its hearing on Thursday, March 26, 2015. We wanted to bring this to your attention as soon as possible, as we know many of your districts and school board members have taken action on similar proposals that have been filed in previous sessions.

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  • Chairman Aycock announced that he will substitute HB 1759 with language that will overhaul the current school finance system and add an additional $3 billion over enrollment growth compared to last biennium.

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  • The House Appropriations Committee passed the committee substitute for HB 1 (state budget) Tuesday morning.  The budget is expected to be debated on the House floor next Tuesday, March 31st. 

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  • This morning, Lt. Governor Patrick, along with Sen. Nelson and Sen. Schwertner, unveiled the initial Senate proposal that would provide up to $4.6 billion in tax relief to both Texas homeowners and businesses.

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  • Governor Abbott addressed the 84th Legislature this afternoon.  He detailed his proposed budget, starting with his funding priorities for public education. He also detailed $4.2 billion in business and property tax relief.  

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  • The Legislative Budget Board released its massive 466 page report entitled Texas State Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report:  Selected Issues and Recommendations (GEER). The report contains 49 analyses of state agency programs and 106 recommendations. 

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    With 124 of the 140 days of the 84th Legislative Session remaining, the initial budget priorities for both the House and Senate have been released. House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 2 will be the primary vehicles for the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act (state budget). MCA has prepared a comparison of the House and Senate budget priorities for public education.  

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  • Glenn Hegar, just 10 days after officially being sworn in as the new state comptroller, released the 2016-17 Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE). With a modest revenue growth forecast for 2016 and 2017 and a large ending-balance for 2015, the state is projected to have $113 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending next biennium.

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  • The Legislative Budget Board adopted the "pay-as-you-go" constitutional spending limit this morning, allowing the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues not dedicated by the constitution to increase from the 2014-15 biennium to the 2016-17 biennium by 11.68%.  

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