Can Texas values transcend politics?

Ann Beeson

The fall before a Texas Legislative session is always exciting, and this year is extra special. We are still glowing from our sold-out Legacy Luncheon in Austin, honoring Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen as Texas Legacies. Future of Texas Award winner Brianna Brown of the Texas Organizing Project gave us hope for the next generation of Texas leaders. And Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin noted that political uncertainty can drag down our economy.

Though the politics at the Texas Capitol – and across America — are increasingly divisive, I have hope. As I wrote in the Texas Tribune, we can align our public policies with how we live our lives and care for our loved ones. Read my full essay, and let’s carry this energy into the legislative session.

At CPPP, we are ready to advance common-sense public policies to improve the lives of all Texans. From health care to education to budgeting, our 2017 legislative priorities have us testifying and advising on issues across the board.

It will take a deep understanding of current policy challenges and a strong coalition of partners to make the 2017 legislative session successful. Fortunately our DARE TEXAS Summit is coming up Nov. 30-Dec. 1, where hundreds of Texans will gather to shape our future. Don’t miss it – register today!

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