Center for Public Policy Priorities
What We Do and Why
Our Vision and Core Purpose

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. 


CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds
to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for
hard-working people and their families. 


How We Work
Meet Our Staff


A Deep History In Texas


The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, founded CPPP in 1985 to advance public policy solutions for expanding access to health care. We became an independent, tax-exempt organization in 1999, and over time our focus has expanded to include economic opportunity and fiscal policy. We are based in Austin, Texas, and work statewide.

With support from KIDS COUNT, a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. which is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and from the State Priorities Partnership (SPP), a network of nonprofit organizations that work to broaden the debate on budget and tax policy through public education and civic engagement. The SPP network is coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


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