Frances Deviney

Honoring Women through Common-Sense Policies

On March 8 we observe International Women’s Day, which “celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women.” Why am I telling you this? First, I have to acknowledge that as a woman with a daughter who comes from a family of all daughters, I think that the idea of International Women’s Day is […]


Anne Dunkelberg

Congressional Medicaid Proposals Would Mean Big Cuts to Medicaid, Higher Costs for Texas

As CPPP’s Stacey Pogue recently explained, U.S. House leaders are expected to file legislation within days that will begin to repeal and “replace” the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or Obamacare). Based on an outline made public in February, the bill is expected to result in fewer people being able to afford insurance—especially low- and moderate-income […]


Mia Ibarra

Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy

Texas has a strong tradition of embracing immigrant culture, and immigrants have played a leading role in our state’s economic success. In the current environment of hostility toward refugees and immigrants, CPPP’s new fact sheet is an important reminder that Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy. One out of every six Texans is an immigrant, and […]


Stacey Pogue

Congress’ Latest ACA “Replacement” Plan Falls Far Short

Congressional Republicans are reportedly adding to an initial plan to repeal and “replace” the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or Obamacare), which will result in fewer people being able to afford insurance—especially low- and moderate-income individuals—and insurance plans that cover less. The plan certainly fails to live up to President Trump’s vow that the ACA replacement […]