TPPF: Bill to Identify Human Traffickers Makes Progress to End Forced Labor

The Texas Public Policy Foundation commended the introduction of new legislation to help identify human traffickers and end the exploitation of workers, the vast majority of whom are unauthorized immigrants.  “It is critical that we begin implementing policies that take a sustained approach in addressing the issue of exploited workers, and Chairman James White’s House Bill 820 is...

Press Release February 23, 2021

TPPF Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Leadership on Public Safety

Following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State address, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Citizens Defense and Right on Crime campaigns commend the Governor for making public safety a clear priority by declaring making bail reform, providing police officers with the best possible training and funding, and protecting Second Amendment rights emergency items. Randy Petersen, Senior...

Press Release February 1, 2021

Texas Needs to Address Overreliance of Long-Term Solitary Confinement of Incarcerated Persons

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime project published the paper Reining in Solitary Confinement in Texas: Recent Progress and Next Steps. “Solitary confinement constitutes a significant deprivation of liberty for those who have already been segregated from society and must be carefully scrutinized,” said Marc Levin, the paper’s author. “In the last decade,...

Press Release January 29, 2021