Texans are about to start hearing more about a state income tax. Here’s why. During the most recent state legislative session in Austin, lawmakers passed a bill (HJR 38) to put a constitutional amendment about income taxes on the election ballot this fall. The amendment, if approved,
Texas continues to be one of the 10 worst states for kids based on the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report shows Texas ranking 41st out of the 50 states
As lawmakers prepare to vote, CPPP offers these final thoughts As soon as tonight, lawmakers are poised to approve major school finance reforms that CPPP supports on the whole. House Bill 3 is a step forward on public education, and we appreciate
Earning a high school degree or credential is a critical step toward Texans accessing opportunities that will allow them to provide for their families and reach their full potential. However, about 3.4 million Texans over 18 don’t yet have a
Today the Texas House Public Education Committee approved an updated version (Committee Substitute) of House Bill 3, one of the big school finance bills lawmakers are considering this legislative session. CPPP continues to support this important proposal as it moves
College students now regularly face choices between taking on greater amounts of debt, working longer hours in part-time jobs, or going without food, books or housing to cover their growing college costs and living expenses to complete their education. These increasingly
“Degrees of Debt: What to Do About Rising College Debt in Texas” is a three-part data series by the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Part 3/3Part 1: Why Is Texas Investing Less and Expecting Better College Graduation Rates?