Texas has come a long way in juvenile justice reform. But this year, the question of whether to raise the age of “criminal responsibility” has split some lawmakers in the Senate.
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Advocates, House members and some county officials support shifting 17-year-olds to the juvenile justice system, but the plan’s path through the Senate is unclear.
Every public appearance Rick Perry makes these days is a checkpoint on the way to 2016. Today, he spoke alongside Newt Gingrich in Austin.
State Sen. Donna Campbell stumped for a new school voucher proposal at a Texas Public Policy Foundation pre-session briefing full of Texas’ conservative leaders.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s top energy analyst thinks coal helped end slavery. It didn’t, but the argument says a lot about the state’s discourse.
Next session seems set to be pretty contentious, but a new bipartisan coalition is raising hopes for comity on an important issue—criminal justice reform.
At a panel discussion on border security hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation today, panelists worried about the porous border but couldn’t say how much it would cost to lock it down.
Texas Public Policy Foundation estimates that thousands of minors are still hauled off to jails because of a legal loophole: violating a valid court order.
What do you call a group of ideologues that collects millions from corporations and billionaires and then churns out studies and policy papers used by politicians to justify miserly policies? Certainly not a “think tank.”
Gov. Rick Perry joined Arthur Laffer in yet another bid to wrest control of the national consciousness from that great nemesis of our state — California.