Earlier this week, State Comptroller Glenn Hegar discussed COVID-19’s impact on the Texas economy and what that means for the 2020-2021 state budget. Commenting on a wide range
We hear plenty from elected leaders about Texas being a “low-tax state,” but we are actually a high-tax state for many families. By setting up a tax system that puts financial strain on lower-income Texans, state leaders are in effect
Access to quality family planning and reproductive health services is integral to overall good health for women, men, and adolescents. Ensuring that all Texans have access to the tools to let them plan the size and timing of their families
On April 11, 2018, Congressional leaders released a flawed Farm Bill proposal that would make it harder for struggling families to feed themselves. Among the worst things in the Farm Bill for Texans are the proposed attacks on
The tax bill currently making its way through Congress would make it more difficult for Texas and our local governments to provide the public services that we all need. Under current law, you do not have to pay federal taxes on
Last week the U.S. Senate passed its dangerous tax bill, which is about as bad as the one the U.S. House of Representatives approved in mid-November. Both would give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts
President Trump’s budget would slash nutrition, health care, and other important assistance that helps millions of Texans meet basic living standards – food on the table, a roof over their heads, and access to health care – while giving
The Congressional health care proposal is not a real plan for maintaining or increasing health care coverage in this country. It’s an ill-conceived scheme that would massively expand the uninsured population and threaten Americans’ well-being.