TPPF: ‘Smarter Justice, Safer Texas’ Makes Great Progress for Criminal Justice Reform

The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the package of bipartisan criminal justice reform bills put forward by Speaker Dade Phelan and Speaker Pro-Tem Moody that improve public safety, address law enforcement training, and give opportunities to those who deserve them. “The Speaker’s criminal justice package covers the gamut of incremental improvements that have been proposed...

Press Release April 21, 2021

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TPPF: Biden Administration Reverses Course on Clarifying Rules for Small Businesses

The Texas Public Policy Foundation filed objections to two proposals of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) that seek to scrap Trump Administration rules that help businesses survive and prosper. The Independent Contractor Rule established straightforward “core factors” for determining whether a person providing services is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” for purposes...

Press Release April 12, 2021

TPPF Applauds Senate Preliminary Passage of Employment Freedom Legislation

The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the Texas Senate’s preliminary passage of Senate Bill 14, a bill to bring uniformity and consistency to the patchwork quilt of local employment regulations. This legislation will allow free-market actors to operate without unnecessary restraints and enable private persons to negotiate their employment benefits without local government interference. “Liberal...

Press Release April 12, 2021