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Marijuana Policy Reform Bills Move Out of Texas Committees

May 7, 2015
The unprecedented progress for marijuana policy reform is something to celebrate!
Marijuana Policy Reform Bills Move Out of Texas Committees

First Marijuana Policy Reform Bill Advances from Texas House Committee

May 5, 2015
The bill would change the offense for possessing one ounce of marijuana from a felony requiring jail time to a ticket and a fine.
First Marijuana Policy Reform Bill Advances from Texas House Committee

Creating Diverse Political Analysis in Texas

May 4, 2015
We encourage our state's media outlets to explore new voices offering quality insights.
Creating Diverse Political Analysis in Texas

Texas GOP Block Proposal They Said Was Necessary for Medicaid Expansion

May 4, 2015
Texas Republicans won't support their own health care demands.
Texas GOP Block Proposal They Said Was Necessary for Medicaid Expansion

Republican Refusal of Medicaid Funds May Cause Hospital Closures

April 21, 2015
Why should the Governor and the Legislature be awarded funds for doing nothing?
Republican Refusal of Medicaid Funds May Cause Hospital Closures

State Budget a Bad Deal for Texas Families

March 31, 2015
The budget leaves $19 billion in available funds unspent – at a time when Texas students, seniors, and veterans remain underfunded.
State Budget a Bad Deal for Texas Families

New Studies Challenge Myths About Marijuana Policy Reform

March 4, 2015
Despite how often the issue is studied, more and more research on marijuana policy reform continues.
New Studies Challenge Myths About Marijuana Policy Reform

Marijuana Policy Reform in the 2015 Texas Legislature

March 2, 2015
Currently, Texas spends $734 million every year on 70,000 marijuana arrests and prosecutions.
Marijuana Policy Reform

Affordable Care Act Helps 1.2 million Texans - But State Still Has Nation's Worst Coverage Rate

February 25, 2015
Texans caught in the coverage gap are still stuck with no option for quality, affordable care.

Interview: Rep. Joe Moody on His Bill to Reduce Penalties for Small Marijuana Possession

February 12, 2015
Moody proposes changing state law to issue tickets instead of jail time, which would save local taxpayer dollars and allow law enforcement to focus on more serious crimes.