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Countdown to Coverage: Getting Enrollment Assistance

Cross-posted from The Texas Treatment Blog We are entering the homestretch of the 2015 open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, and it’s time for that final kick to get us over the finish line. Last year’s open enrollment in Texas saw a huge spike in enrollment in the final […]


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Do it for Texas kids, Gov. Abbott

Dear Governor Abbott: Congratulations on your inauguration as the governor of our great state. As a fellow Texan, parent, and attorney, I know we agree that Texas should be the number one state in America for children. But according to the Census and other trusted data sources, Texas is consistently ranked one of the nation’s […]


Brakeyshia Samms, State Policy Fellow

Texas Has the 3rd Most Unfair Tax System in the U.S.

In Texas, we like to pride ourselves as being the standard-bearer of many things across the country. Unfortunately, our tax system leaves a lot to be desired. The latest update of Who Pays? by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reveals that Texas has the third most unfair (or regressive) tax system in the […]


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Where Does the Gasoline Tax Go?

Texas is looking for more money for roads, and the question of how the state spends its motor fuels tax funds is likely to gain traction in the legislative session. In 2014 motor fuels tax revenue was $3.3 billion, or 6.5 percent of all state tax collections. This substantial pot of money results from the […]