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Sep 23, 2013, 13:17 ET TPPF creates Center for Tenth Amendment Action; Karen Lugo joins as Director

Center for Tenth Amendment Action will focus on defending state sovereignty. The Texas Public Policy Foundation today announced that Karen...


Aug 05, 2013, 12:30 ET TPPF Joins Lawsuit Against IRS

Suit a Response to Illegal 2012 Release of Donor List  Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, issued the...


Jun 21, 2013, 13:19 ET TPPF Criminal-Justice Reform on Wall Street Journal Front Page

The Texas Public Policy Foundation's nationally significant criminal-justice reform efforts were credited in a front-page Wall Street Journal...


Nov 15, 2012, 11:44 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation releases two papers calling for reform of the Clean Air Act

The Texas Public Policy Foundation released two papers today that make the case for reform of the Clean Air Act (CAA). "The Environmental...


Nov 12, 2012, 14:35 ET TPPF experts release study analyzing the cost of federal Production Tax Credit and other renewable energy subsidies in Texas

Ten-year cost of Production Tax Credit in Texas estimated to be $4.1 billion; its negative impact on reliability will cost consumers billions...


Sep 12, 2012, 13:03 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation launches SeeThruEdu.com

New website offers daily postings by leading higher education experts The Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Higher Education...


Jun 28, 2012, 11:47 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation comments on individual-mandate finding in Florida v. HHS ruling

U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of individual mandate puts onus on U.S. Congress to fully repeal  Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision...


May 21, 2012, 12:06 ET Environmental Protection Agency operates under "pretense of science"

Texas Public Policy Foundation report exposes how EPA manipulates cost-benefit analyses to justify almost all new air-quality regulations...


May 16, 2012, 07:00 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation leaders stand with the American Legislative Exchange Council

Gramm/Rollins op-ed in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal defends ALEC against recent attacks  The recent attacks on the American...


Mar 23, 2012, 07:00 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation Launches PPACAction.com Website

Constitutional, health care policy experts will provide real-time news and analysis during U.S. Supreme Court argument on Florida v. HHS...


Mar 01, 2012, 11:10 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation Statement on the Passing of Andrew Breitbart

 "The passing of Andrew Breitbart is a cause for much sorrow – but the life of Andrew Breitbart was a cause for much joy. Every defender...


Mar 01, 2012, 07:00 ET Statement on Federal Threats to Texas' Women's Health Program

Statement by The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth, Executive Director and Director of TPPF's Center for Health Care Policy: "The...


Feb 06, 2012, 12:00 ET Foundation Report Warns of "EPA's Approaching Regulatory Avalanche"

Proposed rules could cost U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of jobs  Ten rules currently in the...


Jan 09, 2012, 13:12 ET TPPF: Individual Mandate Not Severable From Main Provisions of ObamaCare Law

Texas Public Policy Foundation submits its first amicus brief to U.S. Supreme Court  If  the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down...


Nov 04, 2011, 14:00 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation Partners with Salem Radio Network on ''The EPA's War on American Communities'' Campaign

The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced today that it is partnering with Salem Radio Network (SRN), one of America's largest syndicated radio...


Oct 05, 2011, 09:00 ET Lindsay to Direct Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Higher Education

Former college president brings more than two decades of experience in education management and instruction The Texas Public Policy Foundation is...


Jun 07, 2011, 10:43 ET Renowned Legal Scholar Richard Epstein Co-Authors Wall Street Journal Column With Texas Public Policy Foundation's Mario Loyola

Medicaid provisions of PPACA health care law should be struck down as coercive; 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear oral argument on...


Jun 07, 2011, 08:30 ET The Fracas Over Fracking: TPPF Scholar Authors Lead Energy Story for National Review's Special Energy Issue

TPPF's Kathleen Hartnett White examines the low risks and high rewards of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" "The U.S. has far more energy...


May 16, 2011, 14:33 ET 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Accepts Texas Public Policy Foundation Amicus Curiae Brief in ObamaCare Lawsuit

TPPF: Medicaid expansion provisions are unconstitutional commandeering of state governments The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted...


Mar 31, 2011, 16:58 ET Laffer: CSHB 1 Job Loss Claims "Wrong and Not Based on Sound Economics"

Internationally renowned economist disputes pro-spending interpretation of LBB dynamic economic impact statement on proposed 2012-13 Texas state...


Feb 22, 2011, 11:15 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation Outlines Alternative to Failed Medicaid Program

State could provide better health care to more people with control over policies and funding The Texas Public Policy Foundation unveiled a...


Jan 20, 2011, 12:51 ET TPPF Report: Energy Resilience is Best Policy for Texas

Recommends diversifying Texas' energy portfolio through an open and adaptable marketplace, not through mandates and patchwork subsidies The...


Dec 21, 2010, 12:28 ET Medicaid to Consume 50% of Texas State Budget Within Next 30 Years

Long-term projections in TPPF report show severe threat to Texas' fiscal solvency Texas' Medicaid program is in a state of financial crisis,...


Nov 18, 2010, 10:50 ET Texas Public Policy Foundation Report Gives States Options for Pushing Back on Federal Overreach

Report documents the steady erosion of constitutional limits on federal power The federal government has dramatically expanded its power at the...


Oct 11, 2010, 13:11 ET California Continues to Lag in Economic Rivalry With Texas

Laffer: "In several key areas, California's economy has become even less competitive than before" Not only does California's economic climate...