TPPF Commends Gov. Abbott’s Commitment to Public Safety

Following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s roundtable discussing public safety issues, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Citizens Defense and Right on Crime campaigns commend the Governor for his support in providing police officers with the best possible training and funding to ensure “a safer future for the state of Texas,” Randy Petersen, Senior Researcher with the Citizens Defense Campaign:...

Press Release January 21, 2021

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TPPF Chief Economist Offers Analysis of Biennial Review Estimate

Today, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) which tells the Legislature the amount of taxpayer dollars available to fund various programs like public safety, education, and health care during the upcoming session which begins Jan. 12. “Given the COVID-19 pandemic and business shutdowns by state and local governments, the Comptroller’s budget forecast, while...

Press Release January 11, 2021

TPPF’s Tom Lindsay Appointed to President’s 1776 Commission

Today, the White House announced the appointment of Tom Lindsay, Ph.D., to the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission. Lindsay is a distinguished senior fellow of higher education and constitutional studies at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Established by executive order last month, the commission was formed to develop ways to teach future generations the truth about America’s founding, the core...

Press Release December 18, 2020

TPPF Releases “The Coming Border Crisis” Report—a U.S.-Mexico Border Simulation Exercise

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a report summarizing the results of a multi-day simulation exercise that examined a renewed humanitarian and national security crisis on America’s southern border. The effort assembled two dozen experts to game out what the first nine months of a Biden Administration might see on the U.S.-Mexico border. The team included...

Press Release December 14, 2020

TPPF Supports Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of States’ Award of Electors

Yesterday, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit with the United States Supreme Court against the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The case seeks an answer to whether the defendant states violated the Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution by taking non-legislative actions to change the election rules that govern the appointment of presidential electors. “TPPF supports...

Press Release December 8, 2020