Topic: Texas legislature

Party Politics, Not Public Demand, Drove Special Session

Sept. 1, 2017
Texas Capitol

If the special session and its agenda wasn’t the result of public demand, what explains it?  

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A Live-Streamed Conversation with House Speaker Joe Straus

March 22, 2017

Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus will address policy issues facing the 85th Texas Legislature in a live-streamed interview with the Texas Politics Project.

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University Leads Efforts to Create Suicide Prevention Video

April 21, 2016
Student speaks about warning signs in suicide prevention video.

UT Austin led a statewide task force to create an educational video on suicide prevention available for use by all colleges and universities in Texas.

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Texas Lawmakers Should Use Evidence-Based Policy More Often

Sept. 2, 2015
Texas Capitol with Flags

Texas is not yet part of the movement for evidence-based policy, but it should be. Until the state makes better use of evidence, it will throw good money after bad at failing programs, while programs with greater potential languish in obscurity.

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Trust the data: Pre-K is good for Texas kids

April 30, 2015
Kindergarten Class

Texas lawmakers should remember that high-quality pre-K is good for children and is a cost-effective policy for the state.

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