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.
All workers should be able to provide for themselves and their families and should be given the opportunity to remain healthy and productive. By improving the productivity, health, and financial security of workers, paid sick days benefit businesses, working families,
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
This post was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Danielle Zaragoza. All Texans deserve representation in Congress and access to well-funded education, transportation, and other government services. Asking people’s citizenship status as part of the 2020 Census would put Texans at risk
This post was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Danielle Zaragoza All workers, regardless of education, race, or the kind of job they have should be able to provide for themselves and their families. A new peer-reviewed study by Cleveland State University
CPPP Communications Intern Jovahana Avila contributed to this post. A new report from the Annie E. Casey foundation shows that Texas is not doing enough to provide for children. The 2018 Kids Count Data Book ranks Texas an embarrassing 43rd in
All Texans should be able to care for themselves or a loved one if they get sick, regardless of what kind of job they do or how much they earn. Approximately 4.3 million Texas workers – or 40 percent of
All workers, regardless of what kind of job they have or how much they earn, should be able to care for themselves or a loved one in time of illness. Unfortunately, too many Texans are forced to choose between their
This blog was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Anna Crockett and Economic Opportunity Director Chandra Villanueva. Texas has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, despite having some of the country’s hardest workers. Though our state is a national
This post was written by Research and Planning Intern Jake Kowalski. Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently commissioned the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) to evaluate the barriers to economic prosperity in Dallas County. Frances Deviney, CPPP’s Chief Operating Officer,