Essential Texans VI: Who Serves the Public Servants? Thanks to consistent underfunding, the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) may not be able to keep member pensions and benefits solvent past 2061. That makes it difficult to keep...

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Essential Texans V: Still Going the Distance A routine Texas Sunset Commission report found that GO TEXAN, a state program promoting Texas agriculture and related industries, lost an average of 400 members each year. The Texas...

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As Texas recovers, let’s prioritize the state employees who have prioritized us

With the 87 th Texas Legislative session underway, those of us advocating for the approximately 146,000 state employees were—like other groups—looking for a way to make the case for funding their needs. Then a winter storm brought...

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Essential Texans IV: Deep in the Heart of Texas Cybersecurity When the State of Texas employs its own cyber and information security experts, taxpayers save a pretty penny. The “warm fuzzy feeling” that Victoriano Casas III...

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