TPPF Proposes A Public-Private Partnership to Help Businesses Recover

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation published The Workforce Recovery Act: A Public-Private Partnership Solution White Paper.    “Purposeful or not, government is responsible for much of the economic damage that is afflicting the country,” said TPPF’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts. “While the harm inflicted cannot be retroactively corrected, we can move forward to help individuals, businesses, and families recover from this unprecedented situation.”   ...

Press Release April 2, 2020

TPPF: U.S. Should Consider Unilateral Approach to U.S.-Mexico Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published new research, U.S.-Mexico Border Security Cooperation, which examines the evolution of programs and policies concerning border security between the two countries from the 1990s to today. “During the last three decades, the border security cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico has evolved from near nonexistence to...

Press Release April 2, 2020

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TPPF Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Second Waiver Request to Increase Health Care Capacity

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds Gov. Abbott and Phil Wilson, HHSC Executive Commissioner, for their commitment to support front-line medical workers with a second Section 1135 waiver request submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  “We fully support removing barriers to make care more accessible for patients,” said David Balat, Director of the...

Press Release March 30, 2020

TPPF Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Announcement Regarding HHSC’s Request For 1135 Medicaid Waiver

AUSTIN — Last week, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission had submitted a Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Approval of this waiver would grant the needed flexibility for the Medicaid program in response to the COVID-19 viral pandemic. “Targeted initiatives to increase healthcare...

Press Release March 30, 2020

TPPF’S HENNEKE: Austin’s Shelter in Place Order is Flawed

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s General Counsel Robert Henneke published the commentary Austin’s Shelter in Place Order is Flawed.   On Tuesday, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County issued “shelter-in-place” orders.   “The orders represent the worst kind of ‘balance,’” writes Henneke. “It appears restrictive, but for the vast majority of Austin residents, the order...

Press Release March 26, 2020

Renewable Energy Incentives in COVID-19 Stimulus Packages are an Affront to the American People

AUSTIN – Today, a group of more than 20 leading policy experts from around the country submitted a letter to Congress expressing concerns about including tax incentives for renewable energy in the three stimulus packages intended to help in the recovery period following the COVID-19 crisis.   Initiated by the Texas Public Policy Foundation through its Life:Powered project, the letter includes the...

Press Release March 23, 2020