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About Raise Texas

The RAISE Texas Pledge

We pledge to work over the next year
to build a savings revolution in Texas that helps families SAVE:
• for emergencies instead of going to payday  lenders
• for purchases that build assets
• for their children’s completed college education
• for a comfortable retirement, and
• to become more financially successful.

Learn more about our policy agenda.

Take action on state or federal policies.

Policy Agenda

Savings Programs and Post-Secondary Education/College Access: We are following five bills that will assist families and youth with planning and saving for higher education. Learn more about important savings bills this legislative session.

Payday, Auto Title, and Consumer Loans Regulations: RAISE Texas is monitoring the progress of over 25 bills this session to regulate consumer loans.  There are also two bills on potential pre-emption including payday and auto title local ordinances.  Sign up to receive our e-newsletters and policy updates to help support the proper regulation of these devastating loans. Click here to receive our important communications.

Financial Education, Financial Accounts and Related Services: RAISE Texas and its partners are working with different legislators to support financial education programs, financial accounts and other related services for all Texans.  Visit our Texas Legislation page to view the list of all of the bills we are tracking this session.

EITC and Tax Preparation: We encourage support for Community Tax Centers and support legislative efforts to increase Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) uptake in our state and to regulate the issuance of tax refund anticipation checks.  Learn more more about the bills that we are following here.

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