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Ch. 8: Public Policy in Texas Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) - The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a  501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research institute guided by the core principles of  individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free markets and limited  government. James Leininger, TPPF, social conservatism, and pro-business agenda Politics related to State Board of Education (SBOE) Economic v. social policy Public policy process (agenda setting, policy making, implementation, evaluation) Political economy tools, such as: subsidies (e.g. tax incentives), and regulations (e.g.  minimum wage law) Political economy goals, such as: economic innovation and growth , and integrating the  poor into the economy Budget and TX biennial budgeting system Balanced budget requirement (“pay-as-you-go” policy) Bond programs
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Unformatted text preview: Debt Dedicated funds Revenue estimate and comptroller’s certification Budget execution authority Texas revenue by source and from what taxes (see figures 8.1 and 8.2, pp. 240-241) Federal funds, categorical grants, and block grants Progressive v. regressive taxes (and flat taxes) Figure 8.4: What constitutes tax equity? State spending by policy area (see figure 8.5, p. 246) School finance issues: public school system v. vouchers, funding equity, etc. Rodriguez v. SAISD (1973) Edgewood v. Kirby (1989) Robin Hood Hopwood v. Texas (1996) and affirmative action Top 10 percent law Health and human services policies From AFDC to TANF Privatizing public assistance? (see p.258 – 259) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Transportation policy Trans-Texas Corridor Toll road controversy (see p. 263)...
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