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Legacy Luncheon honoring Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen

  Join us on Tuesday, October 4 to honor Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen as our 2016 Texas Legacy honorees! Just announced: we’ll have Robert Rubin delivering a keynote address. Senator Bentsen was a man of remarkable courage, wisdom, and civility who set the highest standard for public service as Secretary of the Treasury. He […]


Chandra Kring Villanueva

When debating school finance, don’t leave out Pre-K

One of the most effective ways we can help kids compete and succeed in life is to make sure they are ready to start Kindergarten. Research has shown positive results from the state-supported Pre-K program, yet Texas regularly receives low marks for quality in the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) annual State of […]


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CPPP Welcomes New Directors of Development and Finance

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is pleased to announce that two experienced leaders have joined our staff to help make Texas the best state for hard-working people and their families. Nick Canedo is the new Director of Development. A native of San Antonio, Nick spent the last 11 years in New York City. Much […]


Ann Beeson

Tragedies in Dallas and beyond

It has been an emotional week in my hometown of Dallas, across Texas and across our country. Here at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we mourn the recent killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, of Philando Castile in Minnesota, and of police officers Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith […]