High-quality public education and college opportunities for our kids. Health care for our families. The highways we rely on to get from place to place. All of these critically important things and more rely on the Texas budget. Since our Legislature
Something special is in the air, and it’s not just cedar fever. It’s optimism. 2017 was a devastating year for many Texans. Hurricane Harvey killed at least 90 people, caused over $100 billion in damage, flooded hundreds of thousands of homes and
Last week we dug into Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s revenue update for the 2018-2019 state budget cycle. Compared to his January forecast, Comptroller Hegar now predicts more rapid economic growth. But the details of the revenue update show that
Updated September 15, 2017 Long before Hurricane Harvey, millions of low-income Texans relied on the federal nutrition programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) and school meals
Texans are still reeling from the tragedy that Hurricane Harvey wrought on our state. We mourn the loss of over 60 lives, the disruption and anxiety for millions more, and the harm to people and property across the state.
From everyone at CPPP, our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. The stories, images and reports of devastation are heartbreaking. Yet we are so inspired by the resiliency and good-heartedness of Texans
In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) released four health insurance-related “bulletins,” or formal communications to insurance companies with requests and instructions. (TDI also released several additional bulletins focused on property insurance. All Harvey-related bulletins from
Hurricane Harvey will affect Texans’ access to health care in many ways. People may need to replace medications lost or forgotten during an evacuation or damaged by flooding. When displaced, people may need health care from out-of-network providers. Doctors, clinics,