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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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