The work of TCCRI is based upon four core principles: Limited Government, Individual Liberty, Free Enterprise and Traditional Values. Together, they form our LIFT principles and underpin all TCCRI Task Forces, conferences, and publications. Each principle guides our Board and Staff.
TCCRI was founded in 1996 by conservative leaders determined to implement conservative public policies in state government. The organization was inspired by the success of the Texas Conservative Coalition (the conservative caucus in the Texas Legislature) that has served as a resource for information and public policy strategies for Texas legislators since 1985.
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.
Contributions to TCCRI will be used for general operating costs and will not be used in connection with state or federal elections or to support or defeat any candidate for state or federal office
TCCRI is a non-profit educational charity, exempt from federal taxation under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Individual, corporate, foundation and PAC contributions are accepted. Individual, corporate, and foundation contributions to TCCRI may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax advisor.