0000Posted in the Texas Tribune December 15, 2016 By Marissa Evans In the past eight years, Texas lawmakers have tried nearly a dozen times to pass a law requiring drug screenings or testing for...READ MORE
0000Published in the Lubbock Avalanche – Journal on October 21, 2016. Jay Leeson recently argued that “school vouchers go against conservative principles.” He is wrong. First, ESAs are...READ MORE
0000By John D. Colyandro and Russell H. Withers. Published in the monitor, December 2nd, 2016. Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, recently argued in a Nov. 20...READ MORE
0000Community colleges serve an important role in Texas. As open-enrollment institutions of higher education, they provide an avenue of higher education available to any Texan interested in...READ MORE
0000By John Colyandro and Tom Aldred Thirty years ago, falling oil prices precipitated a recession in Texas. As oil money ran dry, real estate values collapsed, and many banks closed. Unemployment...READ MORE
0000Executive Summary Texas Central Partners’ (TCP) proposed Bullet Train, connecting Houston to Dallas, provides an occasion to examine the law of eminent domain in Texas, the protections those...READ MORE
0000Published on TribTalk on November 1, 2016. By John Colyandro and Tom Aldred A recent TribTalk column by health plan CEO Ken Janda alleged that Texas “squanders” $40 billion per...READ MORE
House Ways and Means Testimony: The state must continue to relieve the burden of local property taxation.
0000On September 26, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding local property taxes. Summary of Recommendations: Recommendation 1: Change the...READ MORE
0000On September 26, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding the impact of the repeal of the franchise tax on the state’s economy and on...READ MORE
0000On September 22, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Committee on Elections regarding the options to improve transparency of local bond elections. Summary of...READ MORE
House Investments & Financial Services Testimony: Short-term lenders provide a useful and necessary service to consumers who have demonstrated a willingness and ability to pay for these services.
0000On September 14, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Investments & Financial Services Committee regarding short-term lending and the adequacy of consumer access to...READ MORE
Senate State Affairs Testimony: Public resources including funds and employees should not be used for processing union dues.
0000On September 14, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the Senate State Affairs Committee regarding the use of public funds and employees for the payment processing of union dues...READ MORE