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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.
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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: Marijuana decriminalization and voter suppression

May 1, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joined KVUE’s weekly political segment to discuss Marijuana decriminalization that overwhelming passed in the Texas House. Joe Moody’s House Bill 63, which if made into law, would treat possession of one ounce or less of marijuana like a traffic ticket by lowering the penalty from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor.

Dan Patrick objects to passing marijuana bill in Texas Senate

April 30, 2019
Texans want marijuana reform, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott are standing in the way of any real progress.
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FOX 7 Discussion: Medicinal Marijuana and Dan Patrick's refusal to listen to Texans

March 19, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss the medicinal marijuana reform bills introduced in the legislature and the many efforts of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to ignore the needs of Texans.
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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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Austin Becomes the First ‘Freedom City’ in Texas

June 20, 2018
Austin City Council voted unanimously to make Austin a ‘Freedom City’ after more than 100 Austinites testified in support of making the community safer for immigrants and people of color.
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Marijuana Policy Reform in Texas Reached New Heights This Session

May 16, 2017
Significant steps forward this session give reason for high hope for the future of marijuana policy reform in Texas.
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