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Texas Face Off: Preemption and 2020 Debates

June 25, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss Governor Greg Abbott's fixation on preempting localities like Austin, as well as the upcoming Democratic Presidential candidate debates.
Texas Face Off - Sam Robles

2019 Progressive Power Report

June 24, 2019
Progress Texas continues to build progressive power in Texas. This year, we fought for Texas families at the Capitol, and now we’re taking that fight into 2020.
Progressive Power Report - Progress Texas 2019

FOX 7 Discussion: Property tax reform in Texas

June 12, 2019
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss property tax reform plans and how the state must do more to ensure everyone pays their fair share.
Tara Pohlmeyer - Property Tax Reform

How progressives won the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

June 3, 2019
Because of your votes during the 2018 midterms, we made progress from voting rights, to abortion access, to health care.

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump threatens tariffs on Mexican imports

June 3, 2019
Constitutional Attorney Justin Nelson joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss Trump's threats of tariffs on Mexican imports, and how they would negatively impact Texans.
Justin Nelson on FOX 7 Austin

Top Best (& Worst) Moments of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

May 24, 2019
The 86th Texas legislative session had it’s good moments, but it also had its bad. Here’s a list of the best and worst moments from this year’s session.

Texas Face Off: Property taxes & abortion rights in Texas

May 21, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined KVUE to discuss the anti-abortion legislation being tossed around in committees mimicking the Alabama abortion ban, and more.

FOX 7 Discussion: Chinese tariffs are a tax on everyday Americans

May 13, 2019
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the negative impact Trump's tariff plan would have on working-class Americans.

How Texas progressives stopped the Republican tax swap

May 10, 2019
The proposed 16% increase was the opposite of tax relief.

FOX 7 Discussion: The GOP tax swap

May 7, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas joined Fox 7 to shed light on Texas Republican's plan to increase taxes on working-class Texans to pay off property tax relief for the rich.

Texas Face Off: The GOP Tax Swap

May 7, 2019
Sam Robles, Advocacy Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE to talk about the Republican tax scheme that would raise sales taxes working-class Texans to reduce property taxes for the rich.

After 100 days of the Texas Legislature… Here’s what to watch in the remaining days

April 24, 2019
By law, the regular session of the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days. They are only required to pass a budget, but they will consider so much more.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Everyone counts in the 2020 Census

April 23, 2019
Tara Pohlmeyer, our Communications Associate here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the ridiculous proposal to include the immigration question on the Census engineered to purposely intimidate and undercount the population of Texas. In 2020, everyone should be counted without the fear of migratory repercussions.
Tara Pohlmeyer

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.
Ken Zarifis at Fox 7 Austin

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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