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SCOTUS 2015: First Amendment Rights Reaffirmed

June 3, 2015
The Supreme Court kicked off June by releasing two decisions, demonstrating yet again why courts matter.
SCOTUS 2015: First Amendment Rights Reaffirmed

Supreme Court to Review Republican Attempt to Remove Kids From Population Counts

May 28, 2015
Texas Republican officials could dramatically weaken the influence of Hispanics in Texas with redistricting case

Marijuana Policy Reform Bills Move Out of Texas Committees

May 7, 2015
The unprecedented progress for marijuana policy reform is something to celebrate!
Marijuana Policy Reform Bills Move Out of Texas Committees

First Marijuana Policy Reform Bill Advances from Texas House Committee

May 5, 2015
The bill would change the offense for possessing one ounce of marijuana from a felony requiring jail time to a ticket and a fine.
First Marijuana Policy Reform Bill Advances from Texas House Committee

Texas GOP Block Proposal They Said Was Necessary for Medicaid Expansion

May 4, 2015
Texas Republicans won't support their own health care demands.
Texas GOP Block Proposal They Said Was Necessary for Medicaid Expansion

Creating Diverse Political Analysis in Texas

May 4, 2015
We encourage our state's media outlets to explore new voices offering quality insights.
Creating Diverse Political Analysis in Texas

Texans May Be Getting Online Voter Registration

April 27, 2015
Online voter registration is already the law in 27 states. The idea has caught on in Texas, too

Republican Refusal of Medicaid Funds May Cause Hospital Closures

April 21, 2015
Why should the Governor and the Legislature be awarded funds for doing nothing?
Republican Refusal of Medicaid Funds May Cause Hospital Closures

Abortion Access in the 2015 Legislative Session: Bad Bills to Watch

April 9, 2015
Laws that restrict access to abortion harm women's health and endanger their safety.

State Budget a Bad Deal for Texas Families

March 31, 2015
The budget leaves $19 billion in available funds unspent – at a time when Texas students, seniors, and veterans remain underfunded.
State Budget a Bad Deal for Texas Families

New Studies Challenge Myths About Marijuana Policy Reform

March 4, 2015
Despite how often the issue is studied, more and more research on marijuana policy reform continues.
New Studies Challenge Myths About Marijuana Policy Reform

Marijuana Policy Reform in the 2015 Texas Legislature

March 2, 2015
Currently, Texas spends $734 million every year on 70,000 marijuana arrests and prosecutions.
Marijuana Policy Reform

Affordable Care Act Helps 1.2 million Texans - But State Still Has Nation's Worst Coverage Rate

February 25, 2015
Texans caught in the coverage gap are still stuck with no option for quality, affordable care.

Seven Groups Launch Reproductive Health Care Campaign in Texas

February 12, 2015
State Representatives stand in stark contrast to extremist lawmakers’ efforts to restrict reproductive health care in Texas.
Seven Groups Launch Reproductive Health Care Campaign in Texas

Interview: Rep. Joe Moody on His Bill to Reduce Penalties for Small Marijuana Possession

February 12, 2015
Moody proposes changing state law to issue tickets instead of jail time, which would save local taxpayer dollars and allow law enforcement to focus on more serious crimes.

Session 101: How Committees Work

February 3, 2015
The work that goes into the process extends far beyond what we see.
How Committees Work

Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinos

February 2, 2015
The report, including recommendations, was delivered to every member of the Legislature.
Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinos

Session 101: Rules Of The Texas Legislature

February 2, 2015
The Texas Senate made news this year by changing the rules for passing legislation.
Rules Of The Texas Legislature

Session 101: Important People & Dates

January 30, 2015
There are thousands of people that make state government work (or not work) on a daily basis.

Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

January 23, 2015
By cutting Democrats out of the process, it will be harder for those Democrats to represent their constituents.
Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans