This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). The American Community Survey estimates are released annually and allow us to track how Texans fare in areas like income, poverty, education, and healthcare. Census
Despite record-low unemployment rates, Texas continues to be one of the hungriest states in America, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) is the first line of defense for 3.3 million low-income Texans who rely on it
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a “Navigator” program launched in 2013 to provide outreach, education, and enrollment assistance to people looking for health insurance through the ACA Marketplace or Medicaid. A federal grant pays for the Navigator program in Texas. On August
The U.S. Census data released the latest numbers of Americans without health insurance today, and as earlier polls predicted: both the number and percentage of Texans without health coverage got worse for the second year in a row. New U.S.
All Texans should have access to affordable, high-quality health care. This is especially true for children, who represent the future of our state and rely on today’s leaders to enact policies to keep them healthy and safe. Ensuring that children
This week, the Trump Administration proposed changing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) in a way that could take away basic food assistance from potentially millions of Texans. 3.4 million Texans — kids, the elderly, people with disabilities,
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,
On July 12, 2019, the Texas Legislature will hold a joint hearing of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety and International Relations and Economic Development Committees related to the increase in asylum-seeking migrant families at the Texas-Mexico Border. There