Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released the Liberty Action Agenda, a set of policy proposals for Texas’ 87th Legislative Session to keep the individuals, families and businesses free, prosperous and secure across the state.
“Now more than ever, the soul of our great state is at risk,” said TPPF Executive Director Kevin Roberts, Ph.D. “Now is not the time to maintain the status quo or be complacent in our progress. We must be both vigilant and resolved in our actions to advance the cause of freedom for the future of Texas and the nation.”
The Liberty Action Agenda is a set of bold policy reforms that must be made now to ensure Texas continues to flourish through the next quarter-century. It includes dozens of policy reforms to improve K-12 and higher education, increase access to health care and lower costs, reduce the tax burden and control spending, strengthen law enforcement and keep communities safe, make energy reliable and affordable, and ensure the integrity of our election system.
The Liberty Action Agenda’s Top Ten Priorities Include:
- Prohibit taxpayer money from funding lobbyists.
- Pass a Conservative Texas Budget and protect the property taxpayer protections put in place during the 86th Legislative Session.
- Give parents greater control of their child’s education by increasing access to virtual and hybrid options and protecting charter schools from discrimination by municipalities and counties.
- Ensure that Career and Technical Education (CTE) funding is aligned with occupations that are high wage and high demand and increase transparency and accountability in career training programs.
- Make permanent the liberalization of the use of telemedicine.
- Develop a comprehensive model to identify, train, assign, retain, promote, and support police officers.
- Protect the 2nd Amendment rights of lawful gun owners.
- Empower the Texas Secretary of State to conduct all vote-by-mail operations, count and store vote-by-mail ballots independently of all county systems, and strengthen disability qualifications and verification.
- Create an elective course on the founding principles of the United States for Texas secondary education institutions and adopt the Chicago Principles on free speech and debate.
- Prohibit the state from doing business with companies that engage in energy discrimination through politically motivated environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.
“We look forward to working with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and every member of the House and Senate who shares the vision of keeping Texas the freest, safest, most prosperous state in the union,” Roberts added.
To view TPPF’s Liberty Action Agenda, please visit: www.texaspolicy.com/laa/