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Colorado Sees $66 Million in Surplus Marijuana Tax Revenue

October 13, 2016
For many Colorado cities, the biggest quandary with marijuana legalization is how to spend the surplus tax revenue
Colorado Benefits from Extra Marijuana Money

We Delivered Empty Chairs to Ted Cruz's Office to Protest Federal Judicial Vacancies

October 5, 2016
The empty seat on the Supreme Court is just a small part of the major vacancy problem in our federal courts.
Progress Texas Delivers Empty Chairs to Ted Cruz

Why Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is Wrong About Black Lives Matter

October 3, 2016
More disturbing than his hypocrisy is how his words distract from real solutions.
Black Lives Matter

Hispanic Heritage: More Than Just Taco Trucks

September 29, 2016
Latino outreach is important all year, not just during Heritage Month or election season.
Hispanic Heritage Month Texas

Despite Judicial Committee Hearing, Federal Judge Vacancies Mount to 13

September 28, 2016
Under Cruz and Cornyn, with every occasional judge appointment comes a mountain of new vacancies.

In Response to Texas GOP Lies About Voter ID, Progress Texas Launches GoVoteTexas.org

September 20, 2016
Visit www.GoVoteTexas.org to learn how to register, where to vote, and get all your voting questions answered.
How to Vote in Texas, Register to Vote in Texas, and Where to Vote in Texas

Caught! State of Texas Lying About Voter ID Fix

September 9, 2016
Greg Abbott's legal team gets into hot water with the Department of Justice
Greg Abbott Lying About Voter ID

Top 10 Stories of the Summer of 2016

September 2, 2016
A round up of the biggest stories we covered this summer.

Sen. John Cornyn Agrees to Host Hearing for Five Nominees for Texas' Federal Courts

September 2, 2016
Maybe - just maybe - we'll have new judges before the end of the year
Why Courts Matter Progress Texas

New Poll Finds 63% of Texans Support Hearings for SCOTUS Vacancy

August 21, 2016
Even a majority of Republican voters believe Merrick Garland deserves a confirmation hearing
Two-Thirds of Americans Want Hearing on SCOTUS Nominee

Texas' Immigrant Families Win Federal Suit, Can Obtain Birth Certificates

August 19, 2016
In another example of why courts matter, a federal judge expressed enough skepticism with the case that the state of Texas agreed to settle
Texas Immigrant Families Can Get Birth Certificates

Obama's SCOTUS Nominee Suffers Longest Confirmation Delay in History

July 18, 2016
Americans have never had to wait longer than 125 days for a Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed. That's over now.
Supreme Court Nomination for Merrick Garland

Democrats Embrace Marijuana Policy Reform in State, National Platforms

July 13, 2016
The DNC platform calls for a "pathway" for legalization. And the Texas Democratic Party platform is even better.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

The SCOTUS Immigration Ruling - A Kafkaesque Conclusion to the Battle Over DAPA and DACA

June 27, 2016
This wasn’t about Constitutional principle. It was about a growing storm of bigotry and xenophobia washing over America and Europe.
Immigration SCOTUS ruling

SCOTUS Non-Decision on Obama’s Immigration Policies Shows Why Courts Matter

June 23, 2016
The SCOTUS vacancy stalls progress on one of country's most important issues
Immigration SCOTUS ruling

Full 5th Circuit Court Hears Texas Voter ID Case

May 24, 2016
The restrictive voter ID law has been in and out of the courts for almost five years now, with multiple judges declaring it unconstitutional.
Voter ID Laws in Texas

New Report Spotlights Texas' Judicial Vacancy Crisis

May 18, 2016
In Texas, 12 of our federal court seats don't have a judge. A new report co-authored by Progress Texas details the impact those vacancies have on our state.

SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

April 4, 2016
Kids still count when deciding political district lines.
SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

March 31, 2016
Today marks an important milestone in the fight against judicial obstruction in Texas.
Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts