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April 7, 2015

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Texas

Today the House Business and Industry Committee will hear 7 bills that all aim to raise the minimum wage in Texas. Two bills— HB 41 and HB 42 — as well as a constitutional amendment have been proposed by Texas House Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer which would...
March 28, 2015

Texas Democrats File Bills to Protect Voting Rights

In the name of fighting against an overstated and non-existent problem, Republicans have forced voter suppression laws that even Fox News admits are an attempt to keep Democrats from the polls . The Texas voter ID law made it harder to vote, but a panel...
January 16, 2015

Fighting for Progress Is Like Being a Dallas Cowboys Fan

Since the election, a lot of pundits have taken opportunities to provide their analysis on what happened in 2014 and what is next for progressives in Texas. Here at Progress Texas, we are continuing to build a platform to serve as the voice for a new...
January 16, 2015

Celebrating Dr. King

Today we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. with two famous moments: his "I Have a Dream" speech and his letter from the Birmingham jail. The rights Dr. King fought for are rights we still fight for today. Ferguson reminds us that racial injustice still...
January 14, 2015
Pew Releases U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

Pew: U.S. Social Media Analysis for 2014

Last week, the Pew Research Center released their annual social media analysis, examining who is using which social media platforms. Their survey measures how many (and how often) Americans use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, and...
January 14, 2015

Perryhood: A Texas-Sized OOPS 14 Years In The Making

Rick Perry’s last day as Governor of Texas is upon us. Made over 14 years with a rotating cast of cronies, Rick Perry’s sweeping drama of governorship is full of mistakes, missteps, and malfeasance. Too many to count. Later, Rick Perry, it...
December 16, 2014

Ten Worst Texans of 2014

Competition for worst Texan was steep this year, but we managed to narrow it down to ten: Predatory Payday Lenders Payday lenders have been running rampant across Texas—exploiting vulnerable families and charging obscene interest rates on small loans that...
December 12, 2014

Ten Favorite Images of 2014

Check our staff's top 10 favorite images from 2014 and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. #10 Greg Abbott came under fire for blocking public access to state records documenting the location of dangerous...
December 11, 2014

The Best News Stories from 2014

Not all news is good news, but these Top 10 stories from 2014 are definitely big news. Check out the stories our staff enjoyed the most, and make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get our latest work. Republican Scandals The year...
November 20, 2014

Net Neutrality 101

The debate over Net Neutrality has attracted more attention recently since President Obama came out in support of it , and then doubled its attention when Texas Senator Ted Cruz came out against it . But many are still left wondering, what is Net...
November 6, 2014

Top 10 Midterm Election Hangover Cures

We get it. The 2014 election felt like this: It's ok to get angry. And maybe a little drunk. But don't forget that this happened: Voters in 5 out of 5 states—including four red states Arkansas, Alaska, Nebraska and South Dakota —with ballot initiatives to...