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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

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: 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

House Rejects New Rule to Guarantee Public Testimony

January 16, 2015
The proposed amendment would guarantee that a member of the public that registered to speak on a bill in committee would be granted the opportunity to speak.

Pew: U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

January 14, 2015
Last week, the Pew Research Center released their annual social media analysis.
Pew Releases U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

The Effects of Unnecessary Tax Hikes on Middle Class Texas Families

November 29, 2012
Breaking down the numbers on how increased taxes would affect the middle-class families of Texas.

The Staggering Scope and Injustice of Transgender Discrimination in Texas

October 16, 2012
Study reports on the specific experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals here in the Lone Star State

Reminder: Voter Registration Ends on Tuesday!

October 8, 2012
If you haven't submitted your registration by that day, you won't have your say in this election.

Our Clean Energy Works for Texas Campaign at Renewable Roundup

October 1, 2012
We're asking for the PUC to simply adopt a rule that creates the solar market in Texas.

Update: The Status of Redistricting and Voter ID in Federal Courts

September 14, 2012
The photo ID law is a clear attempt to strip minorities of their right to vote.

Top Ten Quotes: Courts Reject Texas Redistricting & Voter ID Laws

September 5, 2012
The rulings provide the most detailed takedown of these unjust laws to date.

Conservatives make the worst kind of history

July 31, 2012
Both Texas Senators Cornyn and Hutchinson continue to deny justice to millions of Americans.

TFJ: Holding Out for Conservative Judges Hurts Texans

July 26, 2012
Nobody knows how much they want or need effective and efficient courts until you have to go to court yourself.

The GOP Continues Their War on Women

July 26, 2012
Conservatives across the country seem to be spending most of their time crafting new ways to attack women's reproductive rights and access to health care.

District Court's Radical Ruling: Air Belongs to Everyone

July 20, 2012
The FCAA requirement is a floor, not a ceiling, for the protection of air quality,

Women's Health Care Under Attack in Texas: 50 Votes in 10 Years

June 20, 2012
The more Republicans elected to the Texas House of Representative, the more record votes there are that attack women's health care.

Senate Republicans Now Blockading Every Single Appeals Court Nominee

June 14, 2012
If history is any guide, the supposed ban on late term confirmations does not exist.

300K Eligible Texas Voters Targeted In Purge

June 4, 2012
Each year thousands of voters receive requests to verify voter information or be cancelled because they share the same name as an ineligible voter.