Texas Public Policy Foundation

Legislators Guide to the Issues: Telecom Deregulation

Bill Peacock
September 13, 2010

For most of the last century, cheap and universally available local residential phone service was the primary telecommunications goal of American policymakers.

Regional Education Service Centers: A Question of Necessity

James Golsan
April 2, 2012

Ballooning costs in recent years indicate that there is significant room for increased efficiencies in Texas schools that would free up funds to improve educational instruction without the tax incr

Costs and Consequences: America’s Misguided Energy Policies

Mario Loyola
January 1, 2012

The Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline was obviously driven by considerations other than expanding our energy resources or creating more jobs.

Virtual Learning Across the Nation

James Golsan
August 1, 2011

James Golsan outlines the state of virtual learning laws and policies across the United States for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Final Notice: Medicaid Crisis

Jagadeesh Gokhale
December 10, 2010

Final Notice: Medicaid Crisis, A Forecast of Texas' Medicaid Expenditures Growth, is a paper that contends that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ObamaCare) expands Medicaid e

The Medicaid Problem in Texas

State Representative Arlene Wohlgemuth
January 1, 2002

 In this document, State Representative Arlene Wohlgemuth explains that at the 2001 Legislative Session, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the State of Texas wou

A Constitutional Solution to Runaway Federal Spending

Mario Loyola

The protections for individual freedom in the Constitution of the United States have been significantly weakened since the 1930s. Through periods of GOP as well Democratic majorities, the federal government’s authority has increased at the expense of the states and the people. During this time, the federal courts have abdicated their role as guardians of the constraints on federal power, eliminating a vital check-and-balance of our Constitution.

Senate Bill 127: Expanding the Existing Charter School Cap

James Golsan

Senate Bill 127, along with its companion, House Bill 936, is one of several bills put forward this session to expand the existing charter school cap in Texas. Th ough the tenants of SB 127 are simple, this is important legislation for Texas. Charter schools began as an experiment in this state, and have seen participation balloon in the years since inception in 1995. Currently, the state allows a maximum of 215 charter schools to operate.

Review of Senate Bill 1811

Talmadge Heflin and Bill Peacock
June 1, 2011


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