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TPPF Files Lawsuit to Halt EPA Violation of Clean Air Act


Texas Public Policy Foundation,  by Caroline Espinosa

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), through its litigation Center for the American Future, filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of standards issued by the Air Resources Board for tractors, excavators, and other nonroad vehicles. The case, Dalton Trucking v. EPA, was filed Tuesday with the 9th Circuit federal appellate court in San Francisco. The petitioners argue that EPA violated the Clean Air Act by rubber-stamping California’s stringent standards without inquiring whether those standards were actually needed to protect the health and welfare of California residents, as required by the Act.

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TPPF Releases Spotlight Paper on



Report Examines Major Article III Budget Changes for Education

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a paper by Center for Fiscal Policy Director Talmadge Heflin and Economist Dr. Vance Ginn on Article III, which includes education in Texas’ state budget. The paper, Texas Budget Trends in Article III, is the third of six in a series that examines trends in each article of the Texas budget.

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The Texas borrowing binge: What’s another $30 billion in local debt?

From the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), by VANCE GINN, JAMES QUINTERO, Feb 26, 2016 –

Think the federal government is the only one with a debt problem? Think again.

According to the Texas Bond Review Board (BRB), the state agency charged with overseeing debt issuances, Texas’ total local debt (including principal and interest) exceeded $338 billion in 2015. This means that every man, woman and child in the state owes about $12,250 for his or her share of all the debt incurred by city, county, school and special purpose governments. And the tab for Texas taxpayers is growing fast.

Just five fiscal years ago, in 2010, Texas’ local debt totaled $309 billion. Since then, however, local governments have gone on a borrowing binge, adding $30 billion in new debt, which works out to be almost $13,000 borrowed and spent for each new Texan.

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TPPF Statement on Indiana Passage



March 6, 2016                                                                     P: 512-472-2700

                                                           E: cespinosa@texaspolicy.com

TPPF Statement on Indiana Passage
of Article V Convention Call

The Sixth State to Call for a Convention of States

AUSTIN, TX—Texas Public Policy Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins and Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action Dr. Thomas Lindsay issued the following statements on the Indiana Senate and House passing legislation calling this week for a convention of states to propose amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution:

“The action taken this week by Indiana’s legislature reflects the fast-growing momentum to restore the Constitutional liberty our nation was founded upon,” said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ‘Texas Plan’ sparked a national movement for an Article V convention, and the steadfast efforts of the Convention of States project have been instrumental in this week’s victory in Indiana.”

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An historic movement toward a Convention of States is well underway


“An historic movement toward a Convention of States is well underway,” said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “An Article V Amendments Convention to revive Constitutional fidelity and restore the promises of liberty, individual rights, and due process in the face of an aggressively expanding federal government is exactly what this country needs in order to preserve and protect freedom.

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Accountability in Education: Who is responsible


TPPF releases “EPA as Overlord of U.S. Electric Power”

From the Texas Public Policy Foundation, by Caroline Espinosa, 10/06/14 –


Clean Power Plan represents federal takeover of
entire U.S. system of electric generation

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a report by Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director Kathleen Hartnett White on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The paper, EPA as Overlord of U.S. Electric Power, examines the ramifications of the proposed rule to require a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the electrical sector by 2030. Texas would be burdened far more than any other state, and compliance with the Clean Power Plan mandates would require extensive changes in Texas law, including a re-regulation of Texas’ competitive electrical market.

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“Teachers Win: A Case for School Choice”


September 3, 2014                                                          P: 512-472-2400

E: cespinosa@texaspolicy.com

TPPF releases

“Teachers Win: A Case for School Choice”

School choice improves quality and salaries of teachers.

AUSTIN — Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a report by Economist Vance Ginn, Ph.D. and Policy Analyst Michael Barba explaining the relationship between a competitive school market and increases in teacher pay and job satisfaction.

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State surplus could give Texans a sales-tax break, conservative think tank suggests

Wasting your money...

Wasting your money…

From DallasNews.com, Austin Bureau, 04/07/14 –

AUSTIN — An influential conservative think tank is urging lawmakers to squeeze spending to provide Texans temporary relief from the sales tax.

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Texas Public Policy Foundation releases “Keeping Texas Competitive 2013” agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     CONTACT: Kristen Indriago

October 17, 2012                                                                            (512) 472-2700


Legislative recommendations provide roadmap to keep Texas at forefront of prosperity, job creation, and economic growth

AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation unveiled “Keeping Texas Competitive 2013,” a series of recommendations to the 83rd Texas Legislature that will keep Texas at the forefront of prosperity, job creation, and economic growth.

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