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Point of Order
Point of Order is a CPPP e-newsletter and video series that keeps you informed about the big stories and developments at the Texas Legislature. Each week, Point of Order will "interject" to highlight key actions by lawmakers, share policy recommendations guided by data and fact-check debates at the Capitol. Check out all of CPPP’s legislative activity from the 85th Session here.
2017
MAY
29
Point of Order -- It's over for now (sine die)
NEWSLETTER
MAY
22
Point of Order -- Good bills gone bad
NEWSLETTER
MAY
15
Point of Order -- Two weeks to go
NEWSLETTER
MAY
08
Point of Order -- The final countdown
NEWSLETTER
MAY
01
Point of Order -- Tweens get a hearingNEWSLETTER
Point of Order Video - Dick Lavine on the Franchise Tax
Point of Order Video: Franchise Tax (live edition)

CPPP Senior Fiscal Analyst Dick Lavine and Communications Associate Gina Chavez discuss the worst proposal at the Texas Legislature: eliminating the Franchise Tax that supports public education in Texas.

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APR
24
Point of Order -- Worst idea no one is talking about
NEWSLETTER
APR
17
Point of Order -- It's school finance week!
NEWSLETTER
Point of Order Video - Ann Beeson on School Vouchers
Point of Order Video: School Vouchers

CPPP Executive Director Ann Beeson and Communications Associate Gina Chavez discuss the dangers of school voucher schemes and what the Texas Legislature should be prioritizing instead.

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APR
10
Point of Order -- House and Senate show their cards
NEWSLETTER
APR
03
Point of Order -- what's in the House budget?
NEWSLETTER
Point of Order Video: Medicaid

CPPP Associate Director Anne Dunkelberg and Communications Associate Gina Chavez discuss the importance of Medicaid, and why proposing Medicaid block grants and per capita caps would be disastrous for Texas as well as the rest of the nation.

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MAR
27
Point of Order -- big week for the budget
NEWSLETTER
MAR
13
Point of Order -- Police, firefighters, EMS face cuts
NEWSLETTER
MAR
06
Point of Order -- Giant health care rally today
NEWSLETTER

FEB
27
Point of Order -- the facts on school vouchers
NEWSLETTER

FEB
20
Point of Order -- Do it for the children
NEWSLETTER

FEB
13
Point of Order -- House Appropriations and Valentines
NEWSLETTER
FEB
06
Point of Order -- Digging into the House and Senate budgets
NEWSLETTER
JAN
30
Point of Order -- Fuzzy Math on Property Taxes
NEWSLETTER

JAN
23
Point of Order -- an unreal Senate budget?
NEWSLETTER
JAN
17
Welcome to Point of Order
NEWSLETTER
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