It wasn't all bad...but it wasn't all great, either.
Now that the dust has settled and the 2015 Texas Legislative session is over, we've made a list of the 10 biggest issues under the pink dome. Be sure to share this list with your family and friends!
Wendy Davis appeared on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes to respond to the GOP's current line of political attacks on women, including GOP Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s indefensible comments on publicly shaming unwed mothers. Davis, a single mother who was also raised by a single mother, criticized Bush for “a complete lack of understanding about the challenges” that women face.
Davis went on to explain what young women and men really need: comprehensive and medically accurate sex education.
Ed. note: This content was originally posted on the ACLU of Texas blog, and is republished here with permission.
Ed. Note: Anti-abortion politicians in Texas continued to push cruel proposals targeting Texans’ access to reproductive health care during this legislative session. Click here to read more about abortion access in the 2015 session.
Two years after passing one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country, Republicans came back to the Texas Capitol this legislative session with the goal of restricting access to abortion care even further, proposing dozens of laws that would undercut access.
For the first time ever, the Texas Legislature had a serious conversation about marijuana policy reform.
The Texas Legislature finished up this week having done absolutely nothing to advance Medicaid expansion in Texas.
It wasn't for a lack of trying. Democratic lawmakers championed Medicaid expansion all session long: