Texas Public Policy Foundation

“Fixing” the Texas Margin Tax

Talmadge Heflin, Chuck DeVore, and James Quintero
October 1, 2012

Texas' franchise tax was expanded in 2008.

The Endangered Species Act and Texas: A Look Ahead

Kathleen Hartnett White
February 5, 2015

This paper looks analyzes the dangers that ESA listings pose to Texas’ continued economic growth and propperity.

The Need for Nuclear Regulatory Reform

Mario Loyola
January 22, 2015

Nuclear power accounts for 19 percent of U.S. electricity needs, yet the U.S. government has impeded the development of a healthy, competitive nuclear sector.

Non-Renewal of Policies in Texas’ Homeowners Insurance Market

August 18, 2014

This study, produced by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, studies the effects of the state's non-renewal law on the economy.

Groundwater Conservation Districts: Opportunities for Reform

Joshiah Neely
October 13, 2014

In Texas groundwater rights are constitutionally protected rights and the state should prohibit Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCD), local entities that are the chief source of groundwater reg

Water Rights Amendments: Changing Times, Changing Uses

Josiah Neely
October 14, 2014

New shifts in water use are a constant feature of a dynamic economy. For Texas to thrive, it needs to minimize government roadblocks to these changes and allow markets to function.

Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case

Kathleen White
June 16, 2014

Fossil fuel use made modern living standards possible, significantly improving living conditions across the world. Fossil fuel use has freed whole populations from abject poverty.

Interbasin Transfers: A Water Solution for Texas

Josiah Neely
April 15, 2014

Modifications to Texas water law in 1997 violated the rights of voluntary exchange and have prevented valuable water transfers.

Clean Power Plan Threatens State, Needs to be Stopped

Josiah Neely
August 23, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan threatens to unravel the most competitive electric generation system in the world, found in Texas.

Texas Must Set the Compass for Energy Realism

Kathleen White
September 16, 2014

The futility of government attempts to supplant fossil fuels is undeniable and dangerous. It threatens individual lives and economic progress.

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