Policy Reports

The LSG publishes Policy Reports on major state issues.
  • U.S. and Texas Immigration Background

    Introduction  Given its global, economic, security, and humanitarian concerns, it’s no wonder that immigration has been a topic of debate for decades. Immigration has also long been a source of partisan fighting, but the upcoming general election coupled with federal… Continue reading “U.S. and Texas Immigration Background”…
  • A Recap of the Third and Fourth Special Sessions

    The third and fourth special sessions have ended without passing vouchers and without additional funding for schools. While the former is cause for celebration, it is deplorable that the Governor continues to hold school funding and teacher pay hostage in… Continue reading “A Recap of the Third and Fourth Special Sessions”…
  • LSG Budget Primer, Third Called Session 

    This report outlines updated available revenue and spending limits for the 88th Legislature, Third Called Session, ahead of impending floor debate and potential state spending. Read the printable version of the report here. Available Revenue The Comptroller’s Certified Revenue Estimate (CRE)… Continue reading “LSG Budget Primer, Third Called Session ”…