Economic Opportunity

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Many Texans are poor, not because they don’t work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Texas economy is the lack of career and college readiness for adults and K-12 students. To increase postsecondary access and success, Texas must build a more durable pipeline across our educational and workforce systems to prepare Texans for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Three Top 5s from the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

As CPPP observes Memorial Day and the 2019 Texas Legislative session wraps up, we offer three “Top 5” lists to provide some perspective on lawmakers’ track record over the last 140 days. These lists are specific to CPPP’s priorities — ensuring