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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2

A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits. From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom.

Little did we know how low he could go. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How an Awesome Pizza Analogy Saved Health Care for Texas

Two separate and distinct rulings by federal courts about the Affordable Care Act underscore the importance of why courts matter - and why pizza is truly the great equalizer. Continue reading this post »

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Fallout from HB2 Proves Bill Was Never About Women's Health

Last summer, after two special sessions and amid unprecedented protest, Texas Republican lawmakers passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Continue reading this post »

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Backlog of Immigration Cases Fueled by Republicans

A massive backlog in immigration courts, fueled by years of Republicans refusing to approve funding for more judges, is complicating the government's decision of what to do with 57,000 child refugees who have come to America seeking asylum. Continue reading this post »

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Everything You Want to Know About Marijuana Regulation

Key point: Browse this amazing summary of everything you could want to know about marijuana regulation.

All of us at Progress Texas want Texas to strongly consider regulating marijuana, and have already come out in favor of medical marijuana for Texas.

There is a great uneasiness among many in the progressive community about marijuana legislation. One thing we've found, after extensive research, is most of the attitudes about marijuana are based on perceptions, stereotypes, and information not grounded in reality.

To help with the learning process, we have written two long-form posts about marijuana regulation: Decriminalization 101 and Medical Marijuana 101We hope you read those posts to learn more about the subject, and how both decriminalization and medical marijuana could impact Texas.

In the meantime, our fellow policy nerds at Vox have done us one better and laid out 20 very useful, specific, and brief summaries about marijauana regulation.

We encourage you to browse the whole list, or jump straight ot a question below:

Continue reading this post »

Monday, July 7, 2014
Top Ten Texas Stories Slamming Abbott on Chemicals

The overwhelming backlash against Greg Abbott and his irresponsible policies proves once again just how out-of-touch and in it for the insiders he really is.  Continue reading this post »

Thursday, July 3, 2014
How to Talk About Birth Control at Your July 4th BBQ

On July 4th we celebrate America – and we also consume a lot of beer and barbecue. With the recent Hobby Lobby decision still fresh in the news, at some point, the subject of birth control will come up at your cookout. Continue reading this post »

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Greg Abbott: Against Informing Residents of Neighborhood Chemical Facilities

Greg Abbott has made one thing perfectly clear: he’ll do anything to protect his insider big business buddies, even when it means endangering the lives of everyday Texans and leaving families to fend for themselves. Continue reading this post »

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