Can Texas values transcend politics?

Ann Beeson

The fall before a Texas Legislative session is always exciting, and this year is extra special. We are still glowing from our sold-out Legacy Luncheon in Austin, honoring Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen as Texas Legacies. Future of Texas Award winner Brianna Brown of the Texas Organizing Project gave us hope for the next generation […]

Remembering Nelda Laney

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CPPP mourns the death of Nelda Laney, wife of former Texas Speaker of the House Pete Laney. The Laneys have been long-time supporters of CPPP and together made major strides to improve our great state. CPPP honored Pete Laney with our Texas Legacy Award in 2007.

Legacy Luncheon honoring Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen

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  Join us on Tuesday, October 4 to honor Senator Lloyd and B.A. Bentsen as our 2016 Texas Legacy honorees! Just announced: we’ll have Robert Rubin delivering a keynote address. Senator Bentsen was a man of remarkable courage, wisdom, and civility who set the highest standard for public service as Secretary of the Treasury. He […]

CPPP Welcomes New Directors of Development and Finance

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The Center for Public Policy Priorities is pleased to announce that two experienced leaders have joined our staff to help make Texas the best state for hard-working people and their families. Nick Canedo is the new Director of Development. A native of San Antonio, Nick spent the last 11 years in New York City. Much […]

My Favorite Day of the Year

The CPPP Legacy Luncheon is one of my favorite days of the year because it’s a room filled with hundreds of smart people who share CPPP’s vision for Texas. It’s hard work pounding the marble floors under the pink Capitol dome all legislative session promoting policies that will make Texas the best state for hard-working […]

Farewell to a Humble Texas Giant: Ray Farabee

The Center for Public Policy Priorities family mourns the death yesterday of Ray Farabee, a brilliant, dedicated leader and a truly charming man. Born in Wichita Falls, Ray was a state senator, general counsel for the University of Texas system and a prominent civic leader. More than anything, though, Ray was a warm, humble friend […]

Guest post: Honoring Luci Baines Johnson

Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth

Editor’s note: This is a special guest post by Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth On October 16 the Center for Public Policy Priorities will honor Luci Baines Johnson as its 2014 Texas Legacy for her contributions to Texas. Texas State University President Denise Trauth offers this special guest tribute to Luci. Sponsorships and […]