Communities and businesses in Austin could see over $8 million in annual net savings should Austin implement the paid sick leave ordinance sponsored by Council Member Casar and co-sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Tovo, Council Member Ann Kitchen, and Council
All workers, regardless of what kind of job they do or how much they earn, should be able to care for themselves or a loved one. Unfortunately an estimated 40 percent of Texas workers are at risk of losing wages
Registration for the 2016 DARE TEXAS Summit is now open! Named for former Texas Lt. Governor William P. Hobby, Jr., the two-day event will bring together over 300 advocates, leaders, policy experts and visionaries representing the diverse voices and faces of
Mild winters are one of the many benefits of living in Austin, Texas. However, in the early morning hours of January 23, 2016 the temperature hovered near freezing. A group of eight current and previous staff members from CPPP woke
Imagine looking at your paycheck and knowing it’s not enough money to pay the rent on time or buy groceries for your family. Unfortunately, too many hard-working Texans face this situation. In 2013, 39 percent of our state’s population lived in
Nearly two years after the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas school finance system, District Court Judge John Dietz issued his final ruling. Not surprisingly, for those who follow education issues in Texas, he found
Today CPPP sent an open letter to the Texas Senate supporting SB 1247, which would protect consumers from excessive fees totaling between $260 and $440 million over the upcoming biennium. Here’s why we are for SB 1247: Half a
We believe that every Texas family has the right to live a safe and healthy life. That means stable housing, nutritious food on the table, and access to a good education and training for the jobs of today . .