The Texas Health and Human Services agency (HHSC) is required by May 1 to release an updated report on the state’s two family planning programs—the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program and the Family Planning Program (FPP). In 2017, the Texas
Photo: Lyda Hill (left) chats with CPPP Board Chair Veletta Forsythe Lill (middle) and CPPP CEO Ann Beeson (right). Last week I joined a packed crowd attending the launch of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment. CPPP researched and wrote the
Updated: 4/17/2018 Hard-working Texans need access to health coverage, even if they are not fortunate enough to have jobs that offer affordable health insurance to employees and their families. Health coverage improves access to health care and protects against financial calamity in the face of significant
This blog post was written by Communications Intern Bianca Lopez. It’s been seven years since the Texas Legislature made deep budget cuts to public education, leaving local school districts scrambling to work around a funding hole over five billion dollars deep.
Lawmakers at the Capitol have been pushing an extremely dangerous idea for some time now that would replace property taxes with higher sales taxes in our state. This would give Texas the highest sales tax rate in the country, hurt
Earlier this year, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) told states they would support state proposals to change Medicaid rules so that adults would be required to provide documentation that they work a certain number of hours per
The United States is in the midst of an acute addiction crisis. A record 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 with 42,400 of these identified opioid-related deaths, and this number is growing. Medicaid is the largest provider
We’re thrilled to announce that Chandra Villanueva, previously one of our Senior Policy Analysts, is our new Program Director of the Economic Opportunity Team. Chandra is widely acknowledged by lawmakers and education advocates as one of the state’s leading experts on