Anne Dunkelberg

Repeal Bill Threatens Texas Medicaid

Last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) official “score” for the House’s ACA Repeal bill found that it would cut Medicaid spending by 880 billion over 10 years, with 14 million fewer Americans receiving Medicaid coverage in 2026 than under current federal law. The bill also slashes today’s tax credit subsidies for health insurance by 44%, […]


Dick Lavine

SB 17: A time bomb that could blow up future state budgets

CPPP opposes SB 17, which would guarantee tight state budgets into the future.


Ann Beeson

School vouchers – by any name – are wrong for Texas children

On Tuesday morning, the Senate Education Committee will discuss Senate Bill 3, a dangerous proposal that would use taxpayer dollars to subsidize private school education. As the proud product of Dallas public schools, the daughter and granddaughter of public school teachers and principals, and the executive director of a non-profit policy group that believes deeply […]


Garrett Groves

It’s Getting Harder to Find a Job that Pays the Cost of Living in Texas

As Texans, we pride ourselves on working hard and being self-sufficient. But too few workers are able to earn enough to support themselves and their families. From 1979 to 2014, the share of low-wage jobs grew by 15.5 percent in Texas. At the same time, the share of jobs that paid middle wages dropped more […]