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As New Commission Prepares to Meet, it’s Time to Take Real Action on Public School Finance

On Tuesday, January 23, the new Texas Commission on Public School Finance will hold its first meeting in Austin. The Commission has the chance to hold important conversations about how to remodel our state’s public school finance system. Better funded schools

Legislature Pits Education against Health Care 

CPPP Senior Policy Analyst, Chandra Villanueva, co-wrote this post.  This post was updated on August 16th, 2017. The final version of HB 21 is a step in the wrong direction, worsening funding disparities between charter and traditional public schools. HB 21 also

Maternal Mortality is Back on the Legislative Agenda

By Kamia Rathore, Health and Wellness Policy Intern This blog was updated on August 3rd, 2017. Last summer, Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force issued a stark assessment of maternal health in Texas that pointed to a high rate of