CPPP Action Center

//CPPP Action Center

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure.

Join CPPP in advocating for smart public policies at the state and local levels!

Don’t Raise My Sales Taxes to Pay for Property Tax Cuts

Swapping a higher sales tax to limit property tax growth is the wrong approach for two main reasons. First, the sales tax takes the most from Texans who have the least. Second, sales taxes are volatile, so further linking critical public services to an erratic tax is misguided.

Take Action: https://forumfyi.quorum.us/campaign/19533/

Learn More: http://bettertexasblog.org/2019/04/dont-punish-schools-or-low-income-texans-in-the-name-of-property-taxes/

Stop the Attack on Community Services

Texas lawmakers are considering a misguided proposal that would limit the ability of cities and counties to decide how much to devote to libraries, parks, roads, police, fire, paramedics, and other local services. Tying the hands of local elected officials makes it harder for communities to respond to the unique situations each town, city and county faces in our state.

Take Action: https://forumfyi.quorum.us/campaign/18112/

Learn More: http://bettertexasblog.org/2019/03/tweaked-house-property-tax-bill-still-needs-work/

Keep Kids on Health Insurance

More than 10 percent of Texas children lack health insurance, giving Texas the worst uninsured rate for children in the country. Our state legislative session is now more than halfway over, and lawmakers have yet to pass any meaningful legislation to address this problem.

Take Action: https://my.lwv.org/texas/action-alert/vote-children%E2%80%99s-health-%E2%80%93-vote-hb-342

Learn More: http://bettertexasblog.org/2019/04/legislators-should-prevent-texas-kids-from-getting-booted-off-health-insurance/

Make Sure Every Texan Counts in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is coming up soon and will shape Texas’ future for the next decade. For a state as large and diverse as Texas, counting everyone can be a challenge. A complete count is not only a constitutional mandate; it is essential to ensuring that Texas can thrive for years to come.

Take Action: https://forumfyi.quorum.us/campaign/19052/

Learn More: http://bettertexasblog.org/2018/09/dont-let-texas-fall-behind-why-we-need-a-statewide-complete-count-committee/

Invest in Public Education

Meaningful school finance reform will only happen if lawmakers come together to make necessary investments in education. The 5.4 million students enrolled in Texas’ public school systems have waited for a solution long enough, and it’s time for our elected officials to take action.

Take Action: https://forumfyi.quorum.us/campaign/7547/

Learn More: https://forabettertexas.org/schoolfinance/

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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