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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

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

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