Unions have played a critical role in our country to ensure that hard-working Americans are treated well and receive fair compensation for their labor. It’s no coincidence that as union membership took a drastic drop in our country, inequality skyrocketed.
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 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
In early April, Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen announced that they will support a proposal to raise sales taxes to limit property tax growth. Adding one penny
In the absence of state action, local jurisdictions across Texas have listened to the needs of their constituents and responded to calls to pass local ordinances that seek to raise standards for working families. Cities and municipalities have passed laws
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
We hear plenty from elected leaders about Texas being a “low-tax state,” but we are actually a high-tax state for many families. By setting up a tax system that puts financial strain on lower-income Texans, state leaders are in effect
Want to hear CPPP experts break down the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers and what they mean for Texans? On September 13, we hosted a Facebook Live discussion to analyze the newest data from the Census Bureau and