TPPF: The Texas Session is Incomplete 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s CEO Kevin Roberts released the following statement on the close of Texas’s 87th regular legislative session:   “The Texas legislative session is incomplete. Several critical goals, such as election integrity, taxpayer-funded lobbying, and bail reform, went unaddressed. Those issues and others are important enough for the Governor to call an immediate special session and for the Legislature to reconvene...

Press Release May 31, 2021

TPPF: HB 3979 Protects Students from State Sanctioned Racism

The Texas Public Policy Foundation praised the passage of HB3979 and release the following statement from distinguished senior fellow Tom Lindsay:   “We applaud the passage of HB 3979, which is an historic measure that protects Texas students from partisan indoctrination and state-funded racism, such as Critical Race Theory. The bill as passed by both chambers reaffirms Texas’ dedication to the 1964 Civil Rights Act by prohibiting educators from teaching that “one race or sex is inherently...

Press Release May 29, 2021

What They’re Saying About TPPF’s Responsible American Budget

The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently released the Responsible American Budget, a plan for the federal government to limit the out-of-control spending that threatens the prosperity of future generations. The key component of the proposal imposes a successful spending growth formula that has kept the budget in states like Texas from spending more than its taxpayers can afford.   The Responsible American Budget has received high praise from...

Press Release May 27, 2021

TPPF Praises Demise of Wasteful Corporate Welfare

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation praised the Legislature’s decision to end wasteful corporate property tax breaks under Chapter 313.  “For two decades, Texas taxpayers have borne the brunt of special-interest corporate welfare that raises our property taxes and allows government to pick winners and losers. These 20 years of hard data have proven Chapter 313 doesn’t live up to its lofty promises to create jobs or lure new businesses to our state,” said Kevin...

Press Release May 27, 2021

TPPF, AFPI: Healthcare Needs Price Transparency

The Texas Public Policy Foundation and the America First Policy Institute released a joint report on the need for greater price transparency in the healthcare industry. The report, written by  TPPF’s David Balat  and AFPI’s Heidi Overton, M.D., details the exploding cost of healthcare and recent efforts to require hospitals to disclose what they charge for non-emergency services before patients are treated.   “Policies that remove uncertainty about...

Press Release May 26, 2021