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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 recurring trend. My family has very similar values as I do; after all, they provided the foundation for my own value system. My friends, in large part, want bas...

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 parishioners, but his larger plans were thwarted within six seconds when Jack Wilson, a member of the congregation and a volunteer security provider who w...

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 decision in Roe v. Wade.

By Tom Aldred, Executive Director.    Dec. 2, 2019

While the Senate Finance Committee is delving into the state spending limit and the business personal property tax, the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services will be looking at vaping, as well as the state’s 1115 Medicaid waiver.

Our testimony to the Health & Human Services Committee on vaping draws heavily on our Senior Policy Analyst Russel...

By Tom Aldred, Executive Director.    Dec. 2, 2019

The Senate Committees on Finance and Health & Human Services both begin their interim work this week with hearings on Tuesday. The Finance Committee will tackle two perennial issues: the state’s constitutional spending limit and the application of property taxes to business personal property, while Health & Human Services will delve into vaping an...

With over 750 occupations in Texas requiring a credential of some kind, there are plenty of opportunities for the Legislature to continue breaking down barriers to earning an honest living.

November 14, 2019

Senate Bill 22 (authored by Senator Donna Campbell and sponsored by Representative Candy Noble), which took effect on September 1, advances a public policy supported by a majority of Americans: Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize abortions.

The debate over vaping is coming to Texas. It should be grounded in fact.

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