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Good News, Bad News

April 7, 2017
Good news: common sense from House budget writers - Bad news: Trumpism remains loose across the land
Moral Consistency

Texas House Republicans Move to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2017
Instead of funding legitimate health care providers, House GOP doubled funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Planned Parenthood Texas Budget

The Case of the Stolen Donuts

April 3, 2017
The proposed ban on straight-ticket voting may lead to renewed federal supervision of voting laws.
Glenn QR

This Man Said What Other Texas Republicans Won't About the "Bathroom Bill"

March 28, 2017
Houstonians are calling out TV stations for giving Steven Hotze and his brand hate and fear mongering a megaphone
Steven Hotze

Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

March 20, 2017
The Session at the Halfway Point: GOP Lawmakers Can't See the Forest Fires for the Trees
Distance Between House, Senate Leaves Key Bills in Doubt

Bathroom Bill Badness: $5 Million in Taxpayer Money for Sen. Lucio’s “Bathroom Bill” Yes Vote?

March 19, 2017
The lone Senate Democrat to support the “bathroom bill” was accused by many in his own party of being a “complete sellout.”
Glenn quote

Texas Republicans File 39 Anti-Abortion Bills This Session

March 15, 2017
Undeterred by the US Supreme Court calling out the lies they used to justify restrictions in previous sessions, anti-abortion politicians are at it again.

Beyond Bathrooms: Other Anti-LGBTQ Bills to Watch Out for This Session

March 10, 2017
Republicans have filed more than 20 bills that would target LGBTQ youth, override local control, and green light religious refusals.
LGBTQ Equality Texas Legislature

Prohibitions on Dues Deductions Punishes Professionals

March 5, 2017
Huffman's bill seeks to punish some union members because they sometimes challenge authority and authority doesn’t like that.
Bad Union Bill

4 Ways Progressives Are Fighting for Paid Leave for Texas Families

February 28, 2017
Texans deserve the security that comes with knowing they won’t lose their paychecks if they get sick, have a kid, or need to care for a family member.
Paid Leave Texas Legislature Bills

“Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws”

February 24, 2017
The anti-gay marriage movement is just one way today’s Republican leadership is trying to divide America by law.
Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws

The Fight for Equal Pay in the Texas Legislature

February 21, 2017
The forces that drive the pay gap are complex — but the good news is that we know there are effective solutions out there, and progressives in the Texas legislature are fighting for them.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Texas legislature

Sanctuary from GOP Lies About “Sanctuary Cities”

February 17, 2017
GOP leaders are misleading voters about so-called sanctuary cities and terrorizing Hispanic families and communities with unconstitutional actions.

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.

Texas Progressive Groups Bring Fight for Reproductive Rights and Justice to the State Capitol

February 9, 2017
The coalition envisions a Texas where everyone — regardless of their age, income, zip code, gender identity, immigration status, or whether they are incarcerated or detained — has access to all reproductive health care options.
Trust Respect Access Texas Reproductive RIghts

Will Legislature be All Engine Noise and No Action?

January 23, 2017
Pedal to metal or slow ride, this session will be a wreck

Progressive Lawmakers Lead with Fight for Equal Pay, Paid Leave, and Fair Wages

January 6, 2017
With the state’s legislative session starting this month, progressive lawmakers in Texas have taken the lead in championing fair and equal wages for all working Texans.
Lege preview Equal Pay

Uninsured Texans Fear the Worst from Texas Republicans This Session

January 3, 2017
Previewing the #TXLege - how health care coverage is going to change in 2017.
TX Lege Health Care