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Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Texas Senate GOP Sneak Vouchers Into Bipartisan School Finance Bill

May 23, 2017
Republicans in Texas Senate hijacked a bipartisan school finance reform bill to add a special education voucher program… and cut $1 billion from House’s plan.
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There is a Carnival on the Edge of Town

May 19, 2017
As the 2017 regular legislative session nears its end, we ponder the unfortunate consequences of today’s political circus
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Marijuana Policy Reform in Texas Reached New Heights This Session

May 16, 2017
Significant steps forward this session give reason for high hope for the future of marijuana policy reform in Texas.
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Texas Tea Party Extremists Are So "Pro-Life" They Block Maternal Mortality Bills

May 12, 2017
Add two bills aimed at addressing Texas’ third-world, maternal mortality rate to the list of life-saving bills they’ve killed this session. And ahead of Mother’s Day no less.
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Ken Paxton’s Double Standard

May 12, 2017
Ken Paxton wants legal protections for himself that he’d deny everyone else in his argument for the constitutionality of SB4
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Watch This Texas Representative Take Down Tea Party Politicians for Hurting Hungry Children

May 11, 2017
“In the end, it ain’t power, it ain’t privilege that really defines us. It’s character. It’s kindness. It’s love.” - Rep. Helen Giddings
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Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
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Texas House GOP Passes Discriminatory Bill Targeting Kids in CPS

May 10, 2017
The broad ‘license to discriminate’ bill uses religion to target vulnerable kids, LGBTQ Texans, and reproductive freedom.
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SB4 Backers Curiously Aren't Barking About its Constitutionality

May 5, 2017
They know the measure's unconstitutional, so why bark about it?
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Gun Rights Extremists Push to Repeal Mandatory Gun Licensing

April 20, 2017
GOP legislators focus on unlicensed carry, ignoring law enforcement.
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Sandra Bland Act Sets Stage for Major Criminal Justice Reform in Texas

April 10, 2017
“Sandra Bland's traffic violation led to her death. This is not good for America no matter who you are.” - Rep. Garnet Coleman (D - Houston)
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Good News, Bad News

April 7, 2017
Good news: common sense from House budget writers - Bad news: Trumpism remains loose across the land
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Texas House Republicans Move to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2017
Instead of funding legitimate health care providers, House GOP doubled funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
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The Case of the Stolen Donuts

April 3, 2017
The proposed ban on straight-ticket voting may lead to renewed federal supervision of voting laws.
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This Man Said What Other Texas Republicans Won't About the "Bathroom Bill"

March 28, 2017
Houstonians are calling out TV stations for giving Steven Hotze and his brand hate and fear mongering a megaphone
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Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
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Bathroom Bill Badness: $5 Million in Taxpayer Money for Sen. Lucio’s “Bathroom Bill” Yes Vote?

March 19, 2017
The lone Senate Democrat to support the “bathroom bill” was accused by many in his own party of being a “complete sellout.”
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Texas Republicans File 39 Anti-Abortion Bills This Session

March 15, 2017
Undeterred by the US Supreme Court calling out the lies they used to justify restrictions in previous sessions, anti-abortion politicians are at it again.

Beyond Bathrooms: Other Anti-LGBTQ Bills to Watch Out for This Session

March 10, 2017
Republicans have filed more than 20 bills that would target LGBTQ youth, override local control, and green light religious refusals.
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