Publications


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Smart, Affordable and Fair: Why Texas Should Extend Medicaid Coverage to Low-Income Adults

Billy Hamilton Consulting prepared the report, which provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the costs and benefits to local taxing authorities (including cities, counties and hospital districts) and state government if the Legislature chooses to extend Medicaid benefits to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Partnership For The Common Good: Texas Impact's Guide to the Issues for 2013

Read Texas Impact's goals and issues for the 2013 legislative session.

Find more faith-based issue publications at The Texas Interfaith Center For Public Policy.


Featured Publications

A Community Richly Blessed: A State Budget Primer for Faith Communities

This short, easy-to-read primer explains in a nutshell why Texas is facing a budget crisis, how lawmakers can address the crisis, and what will happen if they take a "cuts-only" approach.

Muchas Bendiciones: Nuestra Fe y El Presupuesto Estatal

Taste and See: A Justice Framework for Food Policy

A Guide to the Texas Budget Process: This brief guide provides a timeline and explains the process of writing the Texas Budget before the legislative session.

Congregational Disaster Plan: This disaster plan can help prepare your congregation for a disaster by examining vulnerabilities and assessing your assets.

The Eyes of Texas: Communities, Trust, and Intelligence-led Policing: This report looks at the issues of fusion centers and intelligence-led policing, which have become more prominent in Texas and around the nation.

Do This and You Will Live: This award-winning publication provides a valuable issue primer and discussion guide for individuals and communities of faith looking for a deeper understanding of heath justice issues.

Food Policy Affects All of Us: In the most recent publication of the Texas Food Policy Roundtable, learn about the nutritional state of Texas, the costs of food security, and policy recommendations to the 82nd Texas Legislature.

To Mend the World: A Justice Framework for Creation Care: As we discuss environmental problems, evaluate their causes, and consider solutions, it is important for religious communities to reflect on scriptural interpretations of justice, the importance of God's creation, and our sacred trust.


Archived Publications

Advocacy

Texas Impact's Legislative Agenda 2009
United Methodist Women's Legislative Agenda 2009
Faith in Texas Advocacy Primer Powerpoint
Faith in Democracy

Environment/Energy

Fueling Our Future

Health Care

Texas Can Do Better than This!
Cover Texas Now Legislative Principles
The American Health Insurance Paradox
A New Diagnosis:Building the Private Market to Improve Health Coverage for Texans
Walk the Talk

Food Policy

Feeding Texas Kids with the Summer Food Service Program