Advocating for public investments that improve people's lives.


Hospitals, schools, roads - taxes underpin the basic structures we take for granted in our everyday lives, and play a big part in determining our quality of life. Despite their importance to the well being of our families and communities, the public debate in Texas around taxes and the state budget is dominated by political insiders - but it doesn't have to be that way! 

Check out slides and resources from our four-part Talk Taxes webinar series to learn more about our state's budget and tax system (it's not as complicated as you think) and, as importantly, how to talk about them!

July 15: Moving Texas Forward (Slides, Video)

June 17: Funding Our Priorities (Slides, Video)

May 15: Who pays (or doesn't pay) in Texas? (Slides)

April 15: Texas Taxes 101 (Slides)
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Public Works is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building public will for the common good by engaging more Americans in an active pursuit of a government that works for all.

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy institute committed to improving public policies to make a better Texas.