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May 14, 2015
Ed. note: The following is a guest-post from Heather Fazio, the Texas Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project and the leader of our marijuana policy reform coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy.
 
May 12, 2015

A bill has passed the Texas House that would ensure payday lenders and auto title lenders cannot make unsolicited calls to numbers listed on the Texas No Call list.

Currently, there is nothing in Texas law prohibiting predatory lenders that offer loans with high interest rates and fees from making unsolicited calls to people they identify as potential customers in order to solicit business.

May 12, 2015

There's been a lot of talk about the military in Texas lately, and Governor Greg Abbott is right to be mocked for caving to fringe interests that think the U.S. military is planning to invade Texas.

But there's another military controversy before Gov. Abbott - and this one is actually real.

May 4, 2015

Last Tuesday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the state's voter ID case - Texas NAACP vs. Steen

May 2, 2015
Supreme Court Hears Marriage Equality, Texas GOP Remains Defiant

This was a historic week in the fight for marriage equality, with the United States Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in Obergefell v Hodges, a landmark case that is likely to bring the freedom to marry to all 50 states by this summer.

But just as progress is being made nationally, Texas Republican politicians are digging their heels in, pursuing an aggressive legislative strategy to maintain Texas’ marriage ban. These radical lawmakers’ bills, designed to discriminate gay and transgender Texans, are moving swiftly through the process.

April 30, 2015
Texas Governor Greg Abbott thinks the federal government can't run healthcare - but that it can run a secret martial law mission in broad daylight.
 
That's essentially the thinking he is espousing by sending the Texas State Guard to monitor military training exercises in...Bastrop County. 
 
April 27, 2015

This article has been cross-posted from the Texas Research Institute, our 501(c)(3) affiliate.

Wouldn’t it make more sense if we could register to vote online? Legislation being considered at the Texas Capitol aims to do just that.

April 22, 2015

Two weeks ago, the Texas House State Affairs committee heard public testimony on House Bill 4105, a bill that would deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ ban on marriage this summer. With the U.S.

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