Founded by a group of Benedictine Nuns (lovingly known as the Twisted Sisters), this numbers-crunching think tank might be the best single advocacy group working the Texas Legislature. Their reports - usually advocacy for the poor and working poor - are highly regarded, even by the wiggy right. And the press loves them. Got a question about appropriations and welfare to work, children's health insurance, or the Bush tax break for stripper-well owners? Who you gonna call?
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