Every Texan agrees wholeheartedly with House Bill 2021’s goal of increasing legislative oversight and decision-making power over significant infusions of federal aid that Texas receives
Federal grants usually pay for one-third of the Texas state budget, the same as in most other states. Some, like Medicaid, foster care, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program require state or local dollars to be spent as “match” while others are a set amount based on state demographics. Federal aid is especially critical in state health and human services (almost 60 percent federally funded overall) and nutrition benefits (almost 100 percent federally funded).
Outside the state budget, Social Security and Medicare provide near-universal income support and access to health care for Texas seniors, while federal tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit are powerful anti-poverty tools.
In Texas, opportunity isn’t the same for everyone – despite our state’s wealth. Texans are working hard to support their families and contribute to our
We hear plenty from elected leaders about Texas being a “low-tax state,” but we are actually a high-tax state for many families. By setting up
Access to quality family planning and reproductive health services is integral to overall good health for women, men, and adolescents. Ensuring that all Texans have