As more states consider cannabis decriminalization policies, Texas may be ready to follow suit. After years of organizing at the legislature by cannabis advocates, House Bill 1535 has passed through the Texas House Committee on Public Health. The bill seeks to expand the Texas Compassionate Use...
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has released new video in part of a multi-million dollar campaign to stop the Congressional Super Committee from proposing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, programs.
Yesterday evening, AG Greg Abbott submitted an emergency application to Supreme Court Justice Scalia to stay the preliminary injunction of the Texas sonogram law. Today we heard from The Center of Reproductive Rights that the request has been denied.
Three Rick Perry appointed commissioners of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) are close approving a $135 million property tax break for some of the world’s largest oil companies even though they’ve recorded record profits yet again.
Today, a group of Patriotic Millionaires released a video challenging several of Texas’ prominent politicians and 36 of their Republican Millionaire Politician colleagues for their opposition to the Buffett Rule.
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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.