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June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law - Again!

VICTORY! And once again - this is why courts matter. Today, in an historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a crucial component of the Affordable Care Act, delivering a major victory to Texans who rely on quality, affordable insurance. The ruling is...
June 5, 2015

What the Texas Legislature Did on Marijuana Policy Reform

For the first time ever, the Texas Legislature had a serious conversation about marijuana policy reform. Thanks to support from a fantastic bipartisan coalition , as well as over 25,000 statewide supporters , marijuana policy reform enjoyed unprecedented...
January 6, 2015

Texas Freedom To Marry; Back In Court

Texas Republicans are continuing their discriminatory crusade against marriage equality, taking their case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this Friday. While a lower district court ruled that Texas’ ban on same sex marriage was...
December 29, 2014

Texas Businesses Support Medicaid Expansion

As the Texas Legislature prepares to return to work in 2015, Texas businesses are announcing loud and clear support for expanding Medicaid. First out of the gate after the election was the Texas Association of Business . The group endorsed Medicaid...
November 6, 2014

Rick Perry Indictment Pre-Trial

Governor Rick Perry is due in court for his second pre-trial hearing today. At issue is Perry’s veto of millions of state dollars to the office of the Travis County District Attorney after she failed to heed his demand for her resignation. The veto...
October 31, 2014

Greg Abbott Pals Around With Some Creepy People

Over the years, one thing I've heard people say about political candidates is that "they'll be good leaders if they surround themselves with good people." It tells you something about the central figure: the company they keep is a reflection of themselves...
October 20, 2014

Would Greg Abbott Defend Interracial Marriage Ban?

News just broke that in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News Attorney General Greg Abbott refused to answer whether he would defend an interracial marriage ban . For Abbott, who is fighting in court to deny LGBT Texans the freedom to marry and...
October 18, 2014

A Confusing Yet Back-handed Endorsement of Abbott

While major papers are enthusiastically endorsing Wendy Davis— like the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman — the Dallas Morning News has a very curious editorial that goes the other way...kind of. The endorsement reads like a ransom note...
October 17, 2014

Progress Texas Anti-Endorsements

Here at Progress Texas we typically promote issues over candidates. However in this year's election we are taking particular issue with a shockingly horrible Republican ticket. To put it simply, the Republican candidates are terrible on every issue that...