The secret recording of Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen is released after a months-long #txlege saga. Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins KVUE to discuss how progressives will continue to build power heading into 2020.
Progress Texas Communications Manager Tara Pohlmeyer joins KVUE to discuss how Gov. Greg Abbott needs to put his money where his mouth is to help the statewide issue of homelessness, and how progressives are building a diverse, broad base.
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You might be asking yourself, what is Progress Texas Institute and how is it different from Progress Texas.
Progress Texas Insitute is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is an IRS tax status that allows donations to be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has strict limits on lobbying and political activity. We do our issue education and civic engagement work under this status.
Progress Texas is our 501(c)(4) which is also a non-profit, but donations are NOT deductible for federal income tax purposes. Work under this status has more flexibility for lobbying and political activity.
We split our work between these two organizations depending on the nature of the project.