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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.

Capitol Tonight: Reviewing the 2019 Texas Legislature

May 30, 2019
Progress Texas Advocacy Director Sam Robles joins Capitol Tonight to discuss the wins and losses of the legislative session, and what's to come in 2020.
Capitol Tonight Sam Robles

Capital Coffee Talk: Texas Legislature 2019 Wrap-up

May 28, 2019
The Session is over. On today's Capital Coffee Talk KLRU-TV, Austin PBS's Judy Maggio & KUT Austin's Ben Philpott talk about highs and lows and what bills are heading to the Governor's desk to become law. Then, Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza joins the Travis County Republican Party's Matt Mackowiak and The LBJ School of Public Affairs' Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.
Ed Espinoza Decibel

Bad luck saved us from worse luck during Texas legislative session

May 28, 2019
While Republican leaders pat themselves on the back, their achievements have more in common with 19th Century phony patent medicines than 21st Century solutions.
Luck and the Texas Legislature

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.

FOX 7 Discussion: SB 9 hurts the democratic process

May 14, 2019
Ed Espinoza, our Executive Director here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about the dangerous Senate Bill 9, or “Slow Down The Vote" Bill. SB 9 is simply designed to keep those in power in power.

Baylor must allow LGBTQIA+ students to organize

May 13, 2019
News flash Baylor, queer people exist! And they comprise your student body. Either get with the times, or you’ll be a university of the past.

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.

The state aims to take self-government away

May 6, 2019
Conservatives have declared war on cities, counties, and school districts.
Texas Local Control

FOX 7 Discussion: The case for impeaching Attorney General Barr

May 6, 2019
Glenn W. Smith, Senior Strategist at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to talk about why Congress should hold Trump's Attorney General, William Barr, in contempt of Congress for lying to the American public.

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.

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.
Fight For Your Rights

FOX 7 Discussion: Trump & the Mueller Report

April 22, 2019
Glenn Smith, our Senior Strategist here at Progress Texas, joined FOX 7 Austin to discuss the Mueller report and what a potential impeachment procedure would look like for the country. The president was NOT exonerated by the report and must be held accountable by Congress. 
Glenn Smith

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.

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: Texas is a battleground state

April 9, 2019
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director at Progress Texas, joins FOX 7 Austin to talk about the DCCC and Texas' new status as a battleground state.
Ed Espinoza, Executive Director of Progress Texas

All Texans deserve representation in the 2020 census

April 2, 2019
Every Texan should be counted in the 2020 census, but conservatives prefer to harm Texas’ federal funding and representation in Congress in an attempt to stick it to immigrants.

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

FOX 7 Discussion: The Mueller Report

March 25, 2019
Abhi Rahman, Communications Director at the Texas Democratic Party, joins FOX 7 to discuss that the Mueller report does NOT exonerate the president and it is the right of the American people to see the full report.
Abhi Rahman