This post was updated on July 31, 2017. The Senate last week passed Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, a dangerous bill that would limit the ability of local governments to raise the revenue needed to pay police officers, firefighters and
Texans value public education. Our constitution and state laws decree that providing a quality education for all children is a state responsibility. Texas law also states that the school finance system should be substantially financed through state revenue
Increase state support to public schools. The Texas Legislature is again threatening to interfere with local communities by limiting the ability of local governments to raise the revenue they need to deliver public safety, health care, parks, libraries and other services
Harmful proposals would further limit state and local elected officials’ ability to plan for a growing and changing Texas. For Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential, our state and local governments need to be able to provide services
At a press conference today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made several misleading and inaccurate statements related to public education in Texas. Here are a few important things to keep in mind as we discuss supporting the over 5.3 million kids in
Established in 1989, the Texas College Work-Study Program (TCWS) pairs financially needy college students with part-time jobs. The state covers the cost of either 50 or 75 percent of the salaries for these work-study jobs, depending on whether the employer
With a few notable exceptions, the 85th Texas Legislative session was one of the ugliest and least productive in recent memory. The hateful words toward immigrants and the clashes we saw on the last day of the legislative session were
A committee substitute introduced on 5/11 added special ed vouchers to HB 21. Therefore we do not support this committee substitute. Here’s why vouchers are the wrong solution. Last month we were pleased to see the Texas House of Representatives
The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have each approved their state budget proposals for 2018-2019. As a conference committee prepares to iron out the details, CPPP highlights key differences in health care and education that must be resolved.
The first major pieces of Texas school finance legislation this session are up for debate in the House and in a key Senate committee.