Texas is responsible for the education of 5.3 million school children. Money matters in education, and we need a funding system that meets the needs of our large and diverse student population. Texas has a long history of working to improve its school
James Aldrete has assumed the role of board president of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, following a successful two-year term by Veletta Forsythe Lill. James is the owner of Message Audience Presentation, Inc. (MAP), a political communication company in Austin.
This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). The American Community Survey estimates are released annually and allow us to track how Texans fare in areas like income, poverty, education, and healthcare. Census
Texas continues to be one of the 10 worst states for kids based on the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report shows Texas ranking 41st out of the 50 states
Here’s how to fight back if your health insurance plan has denied services or has unequal coverage. CPPP has created and compiled these resources to help individuals, behavior health providers, and advocates fight back when they see unequal coverage for mental
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
Recently there has been some incredible energy calling for Medicaid expansion in Texas. In fact, for the first time in several years, a public hearing took place at the Texas Capitol on legislation to expand Medicaid on March 5.
The Center for Public Policy Priorities is proud to welcome three new members to its board of directors: Karen Farabee, Tobi Jackson, and Sima Ladjevardian. “We are delighted to welcome Karen, Tobi and Sima to the CPPP board of directors,” said
We all perform better on the job when we are healthy, and it puts us all at risk when workers have to go in sick. That’s why a growing number of cities, counties, and states are enacting policies to ensure