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July 26, 2012

The GOP Continues Their War on Women

While Mitt Romney likes to tour the country saying that only issue in this year’s election is the economy, no one seems to have told his fellow Republicans. Instead of working on bipartisan solutions to boost the economy, conservatives across the country...
July 26, 2012

TFJ: Holding Out for Conservative Judges Hurts Texans

Texas courts are in a state of emergency and our U.S. Senators are playing political games at our expense. The Austin Chronicle lays out the problem clearly : When federal District Judge Sam Sparks in early May set a trial date for Mike and Steve Yassine...
July 25, 2012

How We Move Forward Is Up To You

Here at Progress Texas we are taking some time this summer to completely evaluate our organization and create a groundbreaking plan to lead this progressive community into this election season and beyond. To help us better align our efforts with your...
July 20, 2012

District Court's Radical Ruling: Air Belongs to Everyone

Skipping to the end of the July 9 ruling in Angela Bonser-Lain, et al. v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) , we find a disappointing but predictable resolution to a state-level suit brought by environmental non-profits and precocious...
July 18, 2012

Another Lost Generation

The twenty-somethings are in major trouble. Youth unemployment sits at nearly 50% according to 2011 U.S. Census data. That’s correct: almost one out of two youths between the ages of 16-25 can’t find part-time or full-time work. What we are presently...
July 13, 2012

ACA Exchange to Repair Texas Insurance Markets

Ed. note: Now that Rick Perry is surrendering state control of Health Insurance Exchanges to the federal government, it’s important for Texans to know more about how these exchanges will work. The policy briefing below explains how the resulting boost in...