This blog post was written by Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. It’s been seven years since the Texas Legislature made deep budget cuts to public education, leaving local school districts scrambling to work around a funding hole over five billion dollars deep.
We’re thrilled to announce that Chandra Villanueva, previously one of our Senior Policy Analysts, is our new Program Director of the Economic Opportunity Team. Chandra is widely acknowledged by lawmakers and education advocates as one of the state’s leading experts on
Just after midnight on Thursday, the Austin City Council passed an ordinance allowing all Austin workers to earn paid sick time, making Austin the first city in Texas – and the first city in the South – to adopt a
The Center for Public Policy Priorities has added three members to its board of directors: Amarillo education leader Anette Carlisle, AT&T Texas executive Angela Ross, and former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sarah Saldaña. The leadership
Unable to get health care legislation through Congress, the Trump Administration is trying to sabotage Americans’ health care coverage and livelihoods through executive actions. On October 12 Trump announced plans to increase access to skimpy health care plans that don’t
The Center for Public Policy Priorities is proud to honor Bill White as our 2017 Texas Legacy. Throughout his distinguished career, including as Mayor of Houston and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, White has focused on results over rhetoric, and common sense solutions
Originally posted by Cover Texas Now. By now, we all know that the CBO report that came out on June 26 estimated that the Senate health care bill (“BCRA”) will increase the number of uninsured Americans by
CPPP mourns the passing of Deacon Joe Rubio on May 21, 2017. As an original member of the CPPP Board of Directors, Deacon Joe Rubio played an instrumental role in the development of the organization in a variety of