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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.
Texas Property Taxes

FOX 7 Discussion: Good news for public education on HB 3

April 3, 2019
Ken Zarifis, with Education Austin, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the good work happening in the legislature around school funding. Our teachers, administrators and public education employees deserve to be paid fairly and valued as the educators to our nation’s future.
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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.
2019 Texas Legislature Budget

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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Focusing on individuals, paid sick leave makes sense

February 25, 2019
Current arguments against paid sick leave don't include the faces of actual employees.
Paid Sick Austin

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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Unpaid internships are not progressive (sorry, not sorry)

December 7, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got it right. Progressives must practice what they preach when it comes to unpaid internships.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Proposed trade deal not that different from NAFTA

December 4, 2018
  President Donald Trump is pushing Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade deal that would replace NAFTA.
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PODGress Texas: The issues defining the progressive movement in Texas

November 12, 2018
Campaigns come and go, but it’s the issues that drive us – and that’s why we continue working as the voice for a new majority.
PODgress Texas: Election 2018

Texas Is Proof Unions and Organized Labor Are Here to Stay

June 27, 2018
Although the Supreme Court’s conservative justices turned their backs on working families in their Janus ruling, Texas has had a “right-to-work” law on the books for decades. We know from experience that unions and organized labor are here to stay.
Unions Are Here to Stay

Saving lives is the main political mission

June 5, 2018
Health care. Education. Jobs. Honest government. Don’t starve the kids or leave them targets of madmen with guns. Don’t abandon pregnant women. Treat all humans with dignity and respect.

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

It’s a dog-eat-dog world for paid sick leave in Austin

May 17, 2018
Hourly workers struggle from paycheck to paycheck without breaks — unless they’re sick too long; then, they’re fired.
Austin Paid Sick Policy