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TCCRI was founded in 1996 by conservative leaders determined to implement conservative public policies in state government. TCCRI has distinguished itself as a leading state-based think tank and has been very successful in living up to its mission of shaping public policy through a principled approach to government. Its research reports, Task Forces, and policy summits have been instrumental in generating proposals that are shaping Texas government and influencing a new generation of conservative leadership.

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Education policy centered on parental choice is a proven reform that has never been more popular. Greater choices in education should be a priority for the Texas Legislature, yet it remains a divisive issue. TCCRI is proud to release a new report that lays out the case for education choice in Texas. It details the existing body of literature on choice programs around the country, responds to the loudest arguments against choice, and exposes the myriad false and disingenuous arguments against choice programs.

Outstanding Opportunities: The Case for Education Choice in the Lone Star State, contains several sections that either debunk arguments made by choice opponents or highlight how choice opponents misrepresent information. Below are four excerpts from the Report to that effect.

On March 22nd of this year, TCCRI President Larry Taylor testified in support of SB 8. Supported by TCCRI’s policy paper Outstanding Opportunities: The Case for Education Choice in the Lone Star State, Senator Taylor’s testimony highlights how SB 8 will give parents a greater role in their children’s education across the state.


Please see TCCRI’s new white paper focused on a conservative approach to improving school safety in Texas. The paper contains a series of recommendations for the 88th Legislature to consider relating to ensuring that school campuses and personnel, as well as law enforcement, are given the training and resources they need to effectively deter and respond to emergency situations.


TCCRI recently released a white paper detailing the changing dynamics of Medicaid funding in Texas and implications for state budget-writers. The paper tracks the growth in supplemental Medicaid funding streams, and highlights the provider types receiving this type of funding as a starting-point for developing policy recommendations to improve the transparency and oversight of supplemental Medicaid funds.

TCCRI is cultivating the next generation of conservative leaders through the Clements Legislative Study Program. TCCRI is proud to present the largest class in the program's history.

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