Texas 2036 was founded on the belief that data-informed policymaking is essential for our state to address its long-term challenges. We believe that the most sustainable solutions are data-driven, results-oriented and measurable.
We strive to serve as a resource to members of the Texas Legislature to find solutions grounded in research. We build coalitions to inform our advocacy. And we believe operating from a common set of facts can support progress on issues that matter most to all Texans.
A Long-Term Plan for Texas
With the launch of our Strategic Framework in 2020, we began a 16-year focus on data-driven policy across six key policy areas: education and workforce, health, infrastructure, natural resources, justice and safety, and government performance.
Our Strategic Framework tracks progress of 36 aspirational goals, comparisons to peer states and improvement across over 100 leading indicators.
Focused on foundational reforms, our nonpartisan vision propels us continuously to seek impactful legislative action through initiatives and wraparound policy solutions that cross party lines.
During the 87th Legislature, we saw bipartisan passage of 45 bills backed by Texas 2036, a testament to the power of our data-driven efforts.
Our donors’ contributions have been central to this work. Here’s a look at the legacy they have helped create.
High Quality Tutoring
810,000+ students will be eligible for free, data-informed math tutoring, and 865,000+ students will be eligible for free, data-informed reading tutoring.
150,000+ students will be auto enrolled in advanced math in middle school annually.
All 50 community colleges will have funding overhauled to align with future workforce demands.
$110 billion in education and workforce funding will be aligned to state goals, with public transparency and accountability for program outcomes.
Pension Reform 2021/2023
Multiple reforms combined will save the state nearly $40 billion over the next 30 years.
Permanent School Fund
Streamlined investment operations will ensure an extra $100 million more per year for public schools at no taxpayer cost.
State Agency Technology
All state agencies will create IT modernization plans and all large agencies will have improved data governance.
State organizing space activity will occur through the Texas Space Commission.
State organizing local regulations will through a new consortium.
State planning will use AI to solve problems, but also study limits.
$1 billion will address aging water infrastructure and develop new water supplies.
Organize state efforts will facilitate the development of hydrogen energy through the Texas Hydrogen Production Council.
$1 billion will maintain and invest in new state parks.
$1.5 billion, with up to $3.3 billion in federal funding, will address broadband expansion.
Extreme Weather Planning
Extreme weather trends data will continue to be used in state water planning.
350,000+ Texans enrolled in the ACA Marketplace (estimated) after rate reform.
100,000+ mothers qualified for up to one year (estimated).
From first evaluation to most recent, compliance nearly doubled.
Health Care Markets
All Texans are now entitled to new billing protections. Employers who provide for 50% of Texans have new options to reduce cost and improve value.
New procedures will be in place for hiring/firing for 2,700+ law enforcement agencies and new databases and misconduct reporting for 79,000+ licensed peace officers.
$10 million in new case-level data collection system and other IT resources for the trial and appellate courts.