A Look Back at the 84th Legislative Session

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Several “scorecards” are floating around, grading the effectiveness of the 84th Texas Legislature. Here at the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we wanted to share our progress toward the objectives we set before the legislative session began.

As you will see in our new summary, this Legislature leaves behind a disappointing record for expanding economic opportunity, ensuring health and wellness, and investing in Texas. And yet, there have been some rays of hope amid all the cloudy judgment.

Learn more about the decisions our elected leaders made this session that determine whether we will have a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated and financially secure: A Look Back at the 84th Legislative Session (PDF).

The legislature may be adjourned, but there won’t be much down time here at CPPP. This summary is just the beginning of our post-session analysis of the real implications decisions made at the Capitol will have for working families. And we will continue to push for new policies at the state and local levels that expand opportunity and enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

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