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August 8, 2014

HB2 on Trial: The Man Behind the Curtain

After sitting through the final day of testimony yesterday it became abundantly clear that Attorney General Greg Abbott and his underlings spend way more time scheming over how to sue the federal government to help their big donors than they do actually...
August 6, 2014

GOP Ticket: “Nay” on Equal Pay

The GOP roster of good ol’ boy candidates have a lot in common. All theses guys agree: women are worth less than men. You’ve probably heard by now that Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott—who pays women in the Attorney General’s office less than...
July 29, 2014

Abbott Appeals Marriage Ban, Refuses Petitions

Greg Abbott is proving—once again—just how out of touch and wrong for Texas he is. Yesterday, Attorney General Greg Abbott both refused to accept over 5,000 Equality Texas petitions asking him to respect every Texan’s freedom to marry and appealed the...
July 24, 2014

Texas Does Not Have Standardized Students

Katie Plemmons is a young teacher from Del Valle ISD. She works 50-60 hour weeks, spending money out of her pocket for classroom supplies. And in a wonderful opinion piece, she articulates the challenges of being a teacher in Texas. From her op-ed, titled...
July 24, 2014

Another Abbott Predatory Lender Crony Fined $10M

Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Texas-based ACE Cash Express—one of the largest payday lenders in the country—$10 million for employing predatory tactics “ aimed at pressuring payday borrowers into debt traps. ” ACE...
July 22, 2014

Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2

A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits . From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom. Little did we know how low he could go. Here's a...
July 7, 2014

Top Ten Texas Stories Slamming Abbott on Chemicals

The overwhelming backlash against Greg Abbott and his irresponsible policies proves once again just how out-of-touch and in it for the insiders he really is. Last week, Greg Abbott doubled down on his decision to block Texan’s access to information on the...
June 28, 2014

12,000 Texans Petition GOP to Support Freedom to Marry

Earlier this month, Progress Texas and Equality Texas joined forces to push back on the Republican ban on marriage. In just a few days, more than 12,000 Texans added their names to a petition asking Republican statewide elected officials and candidates to...
June 5, 2014

Freedom to Marry Petition Outnumbers Republican Delegates

Progress Texas has joined forces with Equality Texas to push back on the Republican ban on marriage for same-sex couples. As part of its convention in Fort Worth, the Texas Republican Party is hosting a rally in support of Attorney General Greg Abbott’s...
May 29, 2014

Abbott Ruling Allows GOP to Deny Gay Conservatives

The Republican Party of Texas has denied a request by a group of gay conservatives to host a booth during its state convention. And it was a ruling by none other than Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Governor, that enables the RPT to get away with...
May 28, 2014

The 2014 Republican Ticket, Men: 15, Women: 0

You—like us here at Progress Texas—might have noticed something distinct missing from the statewide Republican ticket. Greg, Dan, Ken, Glenn, Sid… but not a single woman. Women make up more than 50% of our state’s population, but you’d never know it by...