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
House State and Federal Power and Responsibility Testimony: Texas should reject federal funding and mandates to reestablish the correct balance between state and federal government.
0000On September 13, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House State and Federal Power and Responsibility Committee regarding the extent to which state regulation and policy are...READ MORE
Senate Higher Education Testimony: College students in Texas are being crushed by a ‘hidden tax’ and set-asides are to blame.
0000On August 23, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the Senate Higher Education Committee regarding college tuition set-asides and how students who receive none of the benefits bear...READ MORE
Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act: State Options for True Reform- The failure of the ACA and Texas’ next steps to meeting the needs of all Texans.
0000Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act: State Options for True Reform The Affordable Care Act: A Failed Experiment in Government-Driven Reform The Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains...READ MORE
House State Affairs Testimony: The state should attempt to incentivize agencies to pursue a smaller number of well-trained and compensated procurement and contract professionals.
0000On August 15, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House State Affairs Committee regarding contract monitoring, compliance, performance evaluation and notification requirements...READ MORE
House Criminal Jurisprudence Testimony: Encourage counties to incorporate GPS monitoring in high risk domestic violence cases.
0000On August 24, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee regarding the feasibility of utilizing GPS monitoring in protective orders as a tool to...READ MORE
Occupational Licensing Testimony: Occupational licensing is a cost shift from employers to potential workers creating an expensive, state-sanctioned barrier to employment.
0000On August 23, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee regarding occupational licenses. Regarding the following interim...READ MORE
Civil Asset Forfeiture Testimony: Reforms must rein in abuses, protect citizens, and not stymie law enforcement’s legitimate seizures of criminal property.
0000On August 23, 2016 TCCRI submitted written testimony before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee regarding civil asset forfeiture laws in Texas. Regarding the charge to: Conduct a study of...READ MORE
0000Published on watchdog.org on August 4, 2016. By Kenric Ward A Texas lawmaker is calling local politicians to account for their persistent assertions that steady tax rates mean flat property...READ MORE
0000Published in the Dallas Morning News on June 21, 2016. By State Senator Don Huffines and John D. Colyandro The Texas Supreme Court ruling on school finance held Texas’ school system...READ MORE