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Texas Public Policy Foundation Files Suit Against City’s Sick Leave Ordinance
Surprise, surprise
"...The conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation think tank is hoping to undo..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Texas Public Policy Foundation: Not Always Evil!
Conservative think tank aligns with FIRST STEP Act
"...includes our own, usually evil (and Prop K backing) Texas Public Policy Foundation and its nationally active and effective..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

TPPF: Sneering at Workers and 'Blowing Up' Public Policy
At its annual conference, the Texas Public Policy Foundation sticks to its mantra of less government, fewer taxes
"...the economy. Yet for guests and speakers at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's seventh annual Policy Orientation for the..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

John Kerry to Kick Off Texas Tribune Festival
Other speakers include Nancy Pelosi, Beto O'Rourke, Jeff Flake
"...pull America back from the brink of madness? September’s Texas Tribune Festival provides an excellent opportunity to do just..."

Aug. 1, 2018 News Post by Kimberley Jones

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
" Evan Smith's invitation to appear at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival – for free, just like the hundreds..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: The Year of Immobility
If it's not one thing, it's another ...
" and rideshare companies – brought by the arch-conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, and our own Council Member Don..."

June 24, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Comptroller Touts Her Open-Book Policy
Susan Combs holds up her agency as a model of state transparency
"...some costs, all under the banner of Open Book Texas. Combs said last year her agency identified $8.7 million..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Budget Ping-Pong Begins
Chambers now start carving away at each other's proposals
"...were Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who is already Republican public enemy number one for her 2011 education filibuster,..."

March 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Public Benefits Privatization Update
Center for Public Policy Priorities reviews in new report how state's privatization of public benefits is going so far
"...The Center for Public Policy Priorities has presented a rather clinical review of..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Texas Education Agency on the Money
Budget cuts coming to state public schools. Sound familiar?
"...The Texas Education Agency will seek about $3.5 billion less in..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

How Much Do Texas' Kids Count?
State ranks 44th in child well-being
"...Texas ranks 44th among states in overall children's health and..."

July 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Under Not So Healthy Texas Skies
Report on Texas health comes up mostly snake eyes
"...Everything's bigger in Texas – except health care, which is puny. That's according..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Poverty Knocks at Texas' Door
State's top guns order more cuts
" distract Texans from their failure to protect the Texas environment – more stunningly awful news arrived last week..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Speed Limit?
City government: Rebuilt in two weeks
"...• a revised Policy Workshop schedule;..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Iced Out
ZAP postponement tightens CodeNEXT timeline
"...parties, of an extremely detailed and technical nature (see "Public Notice: The Devil's in the Details," Jan. 12). But..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project
New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard
"...This spring, the board of trustees for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a community lawyering organization known for..."

Aug. 3, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt on Greg Abbott's Texas Hammer
“Local control had been a darling of the state for years, and now it has become the enemy”
"..."But it's not sustainable." If the county can't secure foundation money or other sources of funding, it's inevitable they'll..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Activated: Texas Freedom Network vs. Liberty Institute
The education of polar opposites
"...motivate citizens. The two most prominent have been the Texas Freedom Network (which "advances a mainstream agenda of religious..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Public Notice: The Dog That Didn't Bark
Will property taxes in Texas ever make sense?
"...The Texas Legislature did pass one meaningful property tax change this..."

June 5, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Endorsements (Ouch)
How could we be so stupid?
"...inform their drivers that "the driver's personal automobile insurance policy may not provide collision or comprehensive coverage" on cars..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Texas Platters
"...Man - he who would turn away a true Texas son from his own hand (Smoke 'Em If You..."

April 17, 1998 Music Review

Paid Sick Leave Fight Continues
Paxton, Texas Public Policy Foundation take effort to 3rd Court of Appeals
"...Conservative business interests – and the state of Texas – are continuing the fight against Austin's pending paid..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court
Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners
" code revision (e.g., CodeNEXT), filing directly with the Texas Supreme Court. At press time, the court was waiting..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Austin's Last GOP Council Member Returns to Her Natural Habitat
Ellen Troxclair joins right-leaning Texas Public Policy Foundation
"...Just days before she departed from City Council, lone Republican Ellen Troxclair reported for duty at her ideological mother..."

Jan. 11, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

TPPF, Jim DeMint, Milton Friedman, and Me
Lunch and school choice with unholy free market triumvirate
", they would look a lot like Wednesday morning's Texas Public Policy Foundation gathering, as the movers and shakers..."

March 31, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Environmental Cage Match
After a history of pulling its punches, is EPA finally forcing TCEQ to clean up the Texas air?
" move here last year for an unusual reason: Texas' horrendous air pollution problem. A nationally respected Sierra Club..."

May 28, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Tribune Festival Notes
Legislative aftermath: Hard to run a state without revenue
"...In Texas Tribune Festival sessions on public education and health care,..."

Sept. 26, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Media Clips
Although he's catching heat in the national media, here in Texas, Bush has been given kid-glove treatment by the media.
"...back then -- the press loved him here in Texas. He'd kid around with the reporters and address them..."

May 12, 2000 News Column by Lee Nichols

State Agencies Asked for Savings
Speaker, Lt. Gov. looking to cut 2.5% from current general revenue budget
"...Dewhurst said as much when he addressed the Texas Public Policy Foundation, but this solidifies it: The budget..."

Feb. 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Shadow of Oslo
How politicization drives presumptions in terror coverage
" bombing of a Planned Parenthood Clinic in McKinney, Texas...."

Aug. 1, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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