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Perspectives on Texas politics from TCCRI's policy experts

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By Mia Garza McCord, President.    1/17/2020

When I go to visit family and friends in my small south Texas hometown, the conversation will inevitably turn to politics. As I’ve had these conversations over the past few years, I’ve noticed a recurr...

By Russell Withers, General Counsel & Senior Policy Analyst.    1/7/2020

On the morning of Sunday, December 29, a man entered a church in White Settlement, Texas and attempted a mass killing inside the church. Tragically, he was able to kill two...

December 19, 2019

President Mia McCord's recent piece in her hometown paper is a celebration of life.

TCCRI Executive Director Tom Aldred, who moved to Texas from the U.K., brings his unique perspective to yesterday's U.K. election and its lessons for conservatives in Texas.

December 9, 2019

A coalition of Representative Phil King, Texas Alliance for Life, and Attorney General Ken Paxton have put extensive time and effort into creating a comprehensive list of all pro life measures enacted in Texas since the Supreme Court's 1973 decis...

December 6, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Comments on Texas Medical Board Proposed Rule 22 TAC §165.7 to Implement Senate Bill 1264 (86R)

December 6, 2019

Submitted via email to: rules.development@tmb.state.texas.us

Background: The Need for SB 1264

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December 3, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

December 3, 2019

Regarding the Committee’s Charge: Examine the current status and future direction of the following programs: The Texas Healthca...

December 3, 2019

Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Testimony to the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

December 3, 2019

Regarding the Committee’s Charge: Examine the emerging public health concerns from the rise of e-cigarette use and “vaping,” es...

December 3, 2019

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Testimony to the Senate Committee on Finance

December 3, 2019

Regarding the Committee’s Charge: Examine options and make recommendations for strengthening restrictions on appropriations established in Arti...

December 3, 2019

While Texas is a low-tax state overall, its property taxes- which are imposed by local governments rather than by the state- are quite high relative to most of the country. Texas had the sixth-highest property tax burden in the nation in 2016, accord...

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