2017 Legislative Priorities


At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. Legislative advocacy is one important way we use data and analysis to enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

Our bold, research-driven 2017 legislative priorities dare Texas leaders to make Texas the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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Health and Wellness
OCT
12
CPPP comments on rules to support access to highly qualified family planning providers in the federal Title X program
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SEP
13
New Census Data: Despite Progress, Refusal to Expand Medicaid Keeps Texas the State with Most Uninsured Residents
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SEP
12
Understanding the Poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measures
FACT SHEET

Comparing the Current Population Survey with the American Community Survey
FACT SHEET
JUL
29
Keeping Kids with Family: How Texas Can Financially Support Kinship Caregivers
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JULY
14
Looking Ahead to 2018: Can Texas Avoid the Loss
of $1.3 billion in Health Care Waiver Funds?
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JUN
20
Coalition Letter Regarding Zika Virus Preparations to Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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JUN
06
Most Texas Adults with Serious and Chronic Illnesses Do Not Qualify for Medicaid
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JUN
01
Testimony by Stacey Pogue to Texas House Insurance Committee: Surprise Medical Billing and Network Adequacy
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MAR
18
What is the Texas Coverage Gap?
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  Economic Opportunity
AUG
24
House Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article III Educational Programs Outside the Foundation School Program
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JUL
21
Texas Pre-K: Looking Ahead to the 2017 Legislative Session
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JUN
29
Testimony: Educational Opportunities for Non-Traditional Students: House Higher Education Committee
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APR
20
The Texas School Finance Challenge and What to Do About It
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  Invest In Texas
AUG
11
The Rainy Day Fund: A Resource Designed for Texas to Use
JUL
06
The Steps in the Texas Budget Process
MAR
15
The Franchise Tax: An Important Component of State Revenue
MAR
15
The Flat-Dollar Homestead Exemption: A Better Way to Help Texas Homeowners
The 84th Texas Legislature was in session from January – June 2015, and the decisions our elected leaders made will determine whether we will have a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated and financially secure. CPPP criss-crossed the Capitolevery day, fighting hard to advance policies to ensure that Texas is the best state for hard-working people and their families.

View a summary of our 2015 Legislative Work (PDF)
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