The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute (TCCRI) was founded in 1996 by a group of state leaders determined to implement conservative public policies in state government. TCCRI has distinguished itself as a leading state-based think tank and has been very successful in living up to its mission of shaping public policy through a principled approach to government. Its research reports, Task Forces, and policy summits have been instrumental in generating proposals that are shaping Texas government and influencing a new generation of conservative leadership.
The work of TCCRI is based upon four core principles: Limited Government, Individual Liberty, Free Enterprise and Traditional Values. Together, they form our LIFT principles and underpin all TCCRI Task Forces, conferences, and publications. Each principle guides our Board and Staff.