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Latest power grab by Texas Republicans takes aim at worker pay, threatens cities

April 11, 2019
Corporate and special interests are influencing our state politics by putting profits before people, and Republicans are pushing their agenda.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Lawmakers need to lower property taxes and fund Texas schools

April 10, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the misguided HB 2 / SB 2 sales tax increase and how its impact will take a toll on working people. The state lawmakers must revisit this bill and stop trying to put a band-aid solution on a larger problem.
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All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 2019
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to stick it to immigrants.
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Progressives are fighting for state funds all Texans deserve

March 27, 2019
Progressive lawmakers are poised to fight for state funds to improve the lives of all Texans.
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FOX 7 Discussion: The Mueller Report

March 25, 2019
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party, joins FOX 7 to discuss that the Mueller report does NOT exonerate the president and it is the right of the American people to see the full report.
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How your vote reined in Dan Patrick’s priorities

March 21, 2019
The Texas Legislature has gone from the transphobic bathroom bill and anti-immigrant sanctuary cities ban in 2017, to school finance and property taxes in 2019. How’s that for progressives taking back Texas?
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Nothing good can happen when governments keep secrets

March 12, 2019
A government’s secret chambers are like airline’s first-class cabins, and democracies should not have first-class cabins.
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Best of the Week: International Women's Day, abortion access, and taking back power

March 8, 2019
Join us as Sam Robles, Advocacy Director, and Tara Pohlmeyer, Communications Associate, discuss International Women’s Day, abortion access, and women taking back power!
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FOX 7 Discussion: Democrats investigating Trump and holding him accountable

March 5, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas discusses how the investigations on President Trump and his actions are to hold him accountable to the American people.

FOX 7 Discussion: Blocking Trump's national emergency

March 4, 2019
Manny Garcia, Executive Director, of the Texas Democratic Party, joined Mike Warren on FOX 7 Austin to discuss next steps for blocking Trump's fake national emergency.
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The border wall is really a smoke screen

February 7, 2019
What's Donald Trump trying to distract us from this time?
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Special Report: The Cracks in Trump's Border Wall

February 7, 2019
Check out all of our blogs on the border wall and Trump's latest attempts to erect his monument to racism.
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Break Down: State of the State 2019

February 5, 2019
What did Greg Abbott just say?! Join Charlie Bonner, Wesley Story, and Tara Pohlmeyer as they discuss the 2019 State of the State address.
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KVUE Face Off: Property taxes and voter suppression at the #txlege

February 5, 2019
The Texas Legislature will be addressing property taxes and school funding during this session, all while Texas conservatives are trying to limit voting by using bad data to justify suppressing the right to vote of naturalized citizens.
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Trump is using federal workers as pawns in his political games

January 25, 2019
The president continues to play games with people’s lives in exchange for an ineffective, unpopular, racist border wall.
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KVUE Face Off: The impact of Trump's government shutdown

January 22, 2019
Donald Trump should end this government shutdown and work on a real immigration reform solution, rather than using federal works and DREAMers as pawns. Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay joins KVUE's Face Off to discuss the impact of Trump's government shutdown.
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FOX 7 Discussion: The current state of race relations in America

January 21, 2019
On this MLK Day, we take a closer look at race relations in our country. FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren talked to Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles and Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak about race relations in America and the work we still have to do.
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Lideres del estado deberian escuchar a los votantes

January 15, 2019
Gobernador Abbott entra en su segundo terminó con más presión de los votantes de Tejas. Abbott ganó esta elección con solo 13.3 puntos de los votos, eso significa que más jóvenes, gente latina y afro americanos, y gente que viven en nuestras ciudades grandes como Austin, San Antonio, Dallas y Houston – están votando.
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Bills we’re watching in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

January 10, 2019
Our team at Progress Texas has gone through all of the bills filed for the 2019 Texas Legislative session. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just straight up ugly.
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10 Worst and Best Texans of 2018

December 19, 2018
This year, some Texans were naughty. Others were nice. We’ve been making our list and checking it twice. Here are the results.
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