Texas Public Policy Foundation

Water Rights Amendments: Changing Times, Changing Uses

Josiah Neely
October 14, 2014

New shifts in water use are a constant feature of a dynamic economy. For Texas to thrive, it needs to minimize government roadblocks to these changes and allow markets to function.

Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case

Kathleen White
June 16, 2014

Fossil fuel use made modern living standards possible, significantly improving living conditions across the world. Fossil fuel use has freed whole populations from abject poverty.

Interbasin Transfers: A Water Solution for Texas

Josiah Neely
April 15, 2014

Modifications to Texas water law in 1997 violated the rights of voluntary exchange and have prevented valuable water transfers.

Clean Power Plan Threatens State, Needs to be Stopped

Josiah Neely
August 23, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan threatens to unravel the most competitive electric generation system in the world, found in Texas.

Texas Must Set the Compass for Energy Realism

Kathleen White
September 16, 2014

The futility of government attempts to supplant fossil fuels is undeniable and dangerous. It threatens individual lives and economic progress.

What’s the Matter with Zoning? The Unintended Consequences of Planning’s Favorite Tool

Jess Fields
July 10, 2014

Zoning limits property uses and distorts property markets.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Texas Academic Outcomes

James Golsan
November 12, 2013

In this public policy perspective, James Golsan writes that in many respects, Texas has a strong public education system.

Loosening the Federal Straightjacket

Mario Loyola
October 9, 2013

With the 2012 ObamaCare decision in NFIB v.

A Review of the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature

Texas Public Policy Foundation
June 20, 2013
The regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature was a mixed bag for fiscal conservatives.

Texas Water Policy Options

Josiah Neeley
March 28, 2013

Ensuring an adequate water supply for Texas’ growing economy and population is vital to maintaining the long term viability of the state.

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