TPPF Publishes Paper Examining Presumption of Custody for Nonoffending Parents in Child Protective Cases

AUSTIN—Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the policy perspective, Presumption of Custody to the Nonoffending Parent. “Children have an inherent right to be raised by their natural parents and parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and management of their children,” said Charissa Huntzinger, the paper’s author. “Automatically presuming both parents are...

Press Release January 23, 2019

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TPPF Response to Adoption of School Finance Commission Report

AUSTIN— Today, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance adopted its final report that includes recommendations to the Texas Legislature. The report has ideas for property tax reform, repurposing existing taxpayer funding to improve student outcomes, and incenting school leaders to adopt practices that will improve student results. “Higher state or local taxes aren’t needed to improve student outcomes across...

Press Release December 19, 2018