TPPF, AFPI: Reversal of Trump Environmental Reforms Is Bad Policy and Illegal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered project and the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) submitted joint comments to the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality opposing a proposed rule to thwart a major reform action taken by the Trump Administration.   “Lengthy permitting processes have long been a serious drag on the nation’s economy. Multi-year approval processes driven by bloated, complex, and burdensome regulations...

Press Release July 30, 2021

Texans Overwhelmingly Support Voter ID, Protections for Mail-In Ballots: A majority of Texans oppose the federal “For the People” Act 

As the Texas Legislature continues to debate election integrity, a new TPPF and Rasmussen poll shows more than 80% of Texans support requiring voters to show a valid ID before voting, with just 11% opposing the requirement. In addition, 67% of Texans support voter ID protections for mail-in ballots, while 22% oppose them.   Support for voter ID cuts across all demographics...

Press Release July 26, 2021

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TPPF’s Vance Ginn, Property Tax Relief Plan Author, Available for Interviews

This week, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released an ambitious new proposal to cut property taxes by nearly half for all Texans.  Over 70% of Texans say property taxes are a major burden, which have increased by nearly 181% over the last 20 years. A similar number of Texans say they would be very or somewhat upset if the Texas legislature did not address property tax relief this year   Dr. Vance Ginn, chief economist...

Press Release July 23, 2021

TPPF: Election Reform Expands Access and Makes Voting Secure

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a statement regarding Senate Bill 1, a strong proposal that will protect Texas voters, ensure that every legal vote is counted, and defend against attempts to subvert election law by local elections officials. While some critics of the bill claim that SB1 will “destroy” democracy, the bill’s text tells a different story.   TPPF’s analysis concluded that the bill secures state elections, expands voting hours in many counties, and takes other measures that make elections...

Press Release July 21, 2021

Louisiana Observes Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

WASHINGTON, La.—During the week of July 18-  24, the essential responsibilities performed by probation, parole, and community supervision professionals will be honored nationwide. Right on Crime recognizes the critical role of Louisiana’s probation and parole officers in keeping our communities safe, assisting individuals with returning to society, and saving tax-payer dollars through alternatives to incarceration....

Press Release July 20, 2021

Mississippi Observes Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

JACKSON, Miss.- During the week of July 18-24, the essential responsibilities performed by probation, parole, and community supervision professionals will be honored nationwide. Right on Crime recognizes the critical role of Mississippi’s probation and parole officers in keeping our communities safe, assisting individuals with returning to society, and saving taxpayer dollars through alternatives to incarceration....

Press Release July 20, 2021

TPPF: Our Elections Deserve More Protection

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released new research on election protection efforts, a commanding dive into not only where Texas led on protecting elections during the 87th Legislature’s regular session, but also on the work that must be addressed during the July special session. The paper follows the Foundation’s extensive research regarding measures such as voter ID and increased verification measures for...

Press Release July 12, 2021