TEXAS NEWS
This study examines trends in state funding and tuition revenue in higher education over the past four decades and updates our past research on the... Read more
21 hours ago
By Britt Allen
Every dollar the government spends comes from taxpayers. The late economist Milton Friedman said, “The burden of government is not measured by how much it... Read more
2 days ago
By Roy Maynard
“Elderly inmate sent home during COVID is back in prison after going to computer class.” That’s probably not the kind of headline that liberals expected to see... Read more
2 days ago
By Roy Maynard
The current two-year suspension of the federal government’s debt limit is set to expire on July 31, 2021. U.S. Treasury officials will likely be able... Read more
3 days ago
By Roy Maynard
CNBC recently published an article whose original title demonstrated a fundamental misunderstanding about inflation. The wording was so misinformed that it prompted intense criticism and... Read more
5 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Many Americans have historically associated “socialism” with things like the Red Scare, Nazism, the Cold War, and McCarthyism. Today, that fear has largely faded—particularly among... Read more
6 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Tonight, an estimated 13 children will sleep on the floor of CPS offices throughout Texas. “Every day was uncertain,” one child who experienced it routinely... Read more
6 days ago
By Roy Maynard
In recent days, hair-on-fire reports like this one from the Huffington Post claim that the Texas Senate “has passed a bill to eliminate a requirement... Read more
6 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Holdout Texas Democrats remain in Washington, D.C., denying the state House of Representatives the two-thirds quorum needed to conduct business, with their walkout over election... Read more
7 days ago
By Roy Maynard
History repeats itself, and at milestone intervals. It was 100 years ago that President Warren Harding called for a return to normalcy. His vice president... Read more
8 days ago
By Roy Maynard
It happens on the first Tuesday of every month. Bidders gather at the west entrance steps of the Smith County Courthouse, looking for bargains. At... Read more
9 days ago
By Roy Maynard
The way we assess and impose property taxes is not just unsustainable, it is unethical. Under the status quo, Texans are forced to rent their... Read more
12 days ago
By Britt Allen
Texans are fed up with paying exorbitantly high property taxes. By following this buydown plan,* Texas can cut property taxes nearly in half within about... Read more
12 days ago
By Britt Allen
The way we levy and raise property taxes is not just unsustainable, it is unethical. Texans are being forced out of their own homes by... Read more
13 days ago
By Britt Allen
As prescription drug prices continue to skyrocket, Walmart’s new program shows that markets—not government mandates—are key to keeping live-saving drugs like insulin affordable. The nation’s... Read more
13 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Amid the hubbub of the Texas House Democrats’ flight to Washington, D.C. to avoid voting on election protection reforms during the special session, many Texans... Read more
13 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives just flew maskless in a private jet with a case of beer to Washington, D.C. Normally, this would just... Read more
14 days ago
By Roy Maynard
It’s refreshing to hear President Joe Biden call for more competition in health care. “Too often,” the President noted recently, “the government has actually made... Read more
14 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Brett L. Tolman is the founder of the Tolman Group and the executive director for Right on Crime. If one considers this technology as creating... Read more
15 days ago
By Britt Allen
“BREAKING: The nation’s largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts. The... Read more
15 days ago
By Roy Maynard
A CNN “analysis” by Stephen Collinson is perfectly scripted as a modern melodrama—with brave and determined Democrats fighting rascally Republicans over voting rights. “They’re trying... Read more
15 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Big Tech is on everyone’s screen and in everyone’s mind, including emerging issues related to privacy, viewpoint discrimination, and possible abuse of market power. We... Read more
16 days ago
By Britt Allen
Patient-centered reform of the 340B Drug Pricing Program is needed if the program is to realize the original intent of helping safety-net organizations provide needed... Read more
16 days ago
By Britt Allen
Senate Bill 5 exists as a reaction to the overreach and excess of social-media firms that have taken it upon themselves to police the public... Read more
16 days ago
By Britt Allen
The culture wars are alive and well, deep in the heart of Texas. The latest battle, which flared up last week, involves the recently published... Read more
16 days ago
By Roy Maynard
California’s electric grid operator declared a “Flex Alert” Friday morning, showing all that mandated solar and wind power can’t reliably keep the lights on in... Read more
16 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Alma Barragan was a 61-year-old mayoral candidate in the small central Mexican town of Moroleon. On May 25, twelve days before the June 6 election,... Read more
16 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Distrust of elections is currently widespread and bipartisan. Election integrity and confidence in elections are key issues facing the state of Texas. This has gotten... Read more
17 days ago
By Britt Allen
Numbers matter. Illegal immigration into the U.S.—particularly across the Texas border—is at levels we haven’t seen for two decades. But the heartbreaking video that emerged... Read more
22 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Was last week’s record heatwave in the Pacific Northwest caused by a climate-altering buildup of human greenhouse gases? The once-august Scientific American claimed it was, declaring,... Read more
23 days ago
By Roy Maynard
During the 87th Legislature’s regular session, state lawmakers considered multiple bills on extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) reform. While some of the more ambitious proposals—like House Bill... Read more
26 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Senate Bill 1168 bars cities from imposing fees and fines on ETJ residents once an area has disannexed or rejected an annexation attempt at the... Read more
27 days ago
By Britt Allen
Earlier this week, the Texas Freedom Caucus sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott asking that eight conservative priorities be added to the next special... Read more
27 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Since the 1950s, a replica of the Liberty Bell has been outside Louisiana’s State Capitol to serve as a reminder to cherish the freedom we... Read more
27 days ago
By Roy Maynard
As late as mid-April, Texas seemed poised to expand Medicaid—an Affordable Care Act bait-and-switch that other Republican-led states have fallen for in recent months. The... Read more
27 days ago
By Roy Maynard
The definition of critical race theory is a mystery, according to many educators—but they sure know what isn’t critical race theory: whatever they’re teaching. “School... Read more
27 days ago
By Roy Maynard
As politically motivated investing booms, activist organizations and others are engaging in coordinated, collusive campaigns to defund and constrain political targets like oil companies while... Read more
28 days ago
By Crystal Bonham
As the crisis at the southern border rages on, House Democrats this week proposed a new appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read more
28 days ago
By Roy Maynard
AUSTIN—Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered project and Boyden Gray Associates have released a new White Paper showing that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)... Read more
29 days ago
By Britt Allen
Connecting the busiest port in the United States to the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Ship Channel is one of the country’s most important waterways. It’s also... Read more
29 days ago
By Roy Maynard
At $6 trillion, President Joe Biden’s first budget calls for an unprecedented level of federal spending. Republican members of Congress who criticize the president’s plan... Read more
29 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Famed civil rights icon Booker T. Washington once observed that “…there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get... Read more
29 days ago
By Roy Maynard
Public safety and support of victims are Right on Crime’s top priorities in advocating for reforms to the criminal justice system. The 2021 legislative session... Read more
1 month ago
By Roy Maynard
The script is written. For the next month or so, liberals will shout from the rooftops that any election reform bill put forth by conservatives... Read more
1 month ago
By Roy Maynard
While the Arvada, Colorado Police Department continues its investigation into the tragedy that left three people dead, there is preliminary information that a lone gunman... Read more
1 month ago
By Roy Maynard
Dear Deputy Administrator Mancini: The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), through its Life:Powered initiative, submits this comment in response to the Office of Management and... Read more
1 month ago
By Britt Allen
Corporate virtue-signaling is the new black. In this era of hyper-connectedness and social media shaming campaigns, global mega-companies no longer battle over who can offer... Read more
1 month ago
By Britt Allen
Peanut butter and jelly. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Budget limits and budget cuts. Some things just pair perfectly together. Here at the Texas Public... Read more
1 month ago
By Roy Maynard
As crime rates skyrocket throughout our country’s major cities, President Joe Biden has introduced a plan to combat crime, or “gun violence” as his administration... Read more
1 month ago
By Roy Maynard
[embedded content] “Patients First: The Uninsured” highlights new solutions to provide affordable healthcare for millions of uninsured Texans. It addresses a common misconception that the majority... Read more
1 month ago
By Brian Phillips