Content related to the COVID-19 crisis

New Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Many Texans, but It’s Not Enough

As we begin to wrap our heads around this unprecedented national emergency, one thing has been made clear: All working Americans need access to paid sick leave. The coronavirus crisis has made it evident that paid sick leave is crucial for public health and well-being. That’s why Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which – among

Prompt Actions Governor Abbott Must Take to Ensure Free COVID-19 Testing for Every Texan Who Needs It

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or HR 6201, into law. It includes important requirements for both public and private insurance to provide access to testing for COVID-19 and testing-related services without out-of-pocket costs.   The new law creates several important

CPPP Stands with Texans Grappling with COVID-19

As Texas faces the rapidly developing news around COVID-19, we at the Center for Public Policy Priorities are first and foremost focused on the health and safety of our fellow Texans. The Governor has declared a statewide disaster, and we