- September 17, 2021As we inch towards the 2022 election, there is so much the team wanted to talk about this week - which women should be running statewide, what the impact of a growing Latinx population will be on Texas politics, and the Republican's latest assault on...
- September 16, 2021A recent statewide voter poll , conducted by the nonprofit organization Texas 2036, shows that 92% of Texas voters expressed concern about the state’s future , with 58% saying that they are very or extremely concerned. This is in line with polling from...
- September 15, 2021Toplines and Key Points: Republicans have maintained electoral control in Texas through racial and partisan gerrymandering. Latino Texans are half a percentage point from becoming the state’s largest demographic group. Our state has been hijacked by an...
- September 15, 2021
Indicted Texas Attorney General sues schools over masks mandates, does he care about more sick kids?Toplines & Key Points: Gov. Abbott used emergency powers to limit what localities can do in response to the COVID emergency, including a ban on school mask mandates. School districts across the state defied Abbott’s orders, choosing instead to...
- September 14, 2021Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss power outages caused by Hurricane Nicholas that have impacted almost half a million Texans and why state leaders need to be held accountable for our inconsistent electrical grid.
- September 13, 2021Progress Texas board member Jason Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss how Abbott’s attack on schools that have issued mask mandates is putting politics over protecting our children.
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