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 - Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:07 AM
  • 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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  • The NIFA application is available online. Applications must be entered, saved, and sent through the online system. Applications must be sent electronically by August 17, 2015.Neither late applications nor paper applications will be accepted. Pictures, site plans, floor plans, demolition plans (if applicable), and legal documentation must be uploaded into the FSP

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  • With three days remaining in the 84th Legislative Session, the House and Senate both passed the Conference Committee Report for House Bill 1 (state budget).  Please read for more details.  

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  • The House Ways and Means Committee passed a committee substitute to SB 1 (homestead exemption) from committee on Thursday.  This is part of the now reduced tax relief package compromise between the House and the Senate.  The overall tax relief package is now approximately $3.8 billion (about a $1 billion less than the introduced plans).

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  • The House and Senate budget conferees adopted the funding level for the Foundation School Program for 2016-17 biennium ($1.5 billion over current law).  The conferees decided to use most of the Senate proposal on school funding, which is well below the House's original proposal of $2.2 billion ($3 billion with the passage of HB 1759).   

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  • Interested in knowing about the major education funding differences in the state budget between the House and Senate?  The Legislative Budget Board has posted its issue docket for Article III.  

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  • Chairman Aycock releases school finance printouts for his committee substitute for HB 1759. 

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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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