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December 8, 2015

Why Abortion Access Is an Economic Equality Issue

Editorial Note: This article was orignally published on the Texas Research Institute blog. Most women who seek abortion care already face significant financial challenges, and low-income women are disproportionately affected by anti-abortion regulations...
June 18, 2015

Top 10 Issues From the 2015 Texas Legislature

It wasn't all bad...but it wasn't all great, either. Now that the dust has settled and the 2015 Texas Legislative session is over, we've made a list of the 10 biggest issues under the pink dome. Be sure to share this list with your family and friends! 1...
June 1, 2015

Texas Legislature: Class of 2015 Yearbook

The regular session of the 2015 Texas legislative session has ended. Through it all, progressives championed and defended issues important to many Texans. There's a lot that happened in the last 5 months, more bad bills than good ones, and we'll write...
April 17, 2015

Halftime Report on the 2015 Texas Legislature

With less than 50 days left to pass bills in the Texas Legislature , the real action is about to begin. With so much going on, the following is a quick update on some of the progressive issues we work on most, and how things are shaping up for them at the...
April 7, 2015

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Texas

Today the House Business and Industry Committee will hear 7 bills that all aim to raise the minimum wage in Texas. Two bills— HB 41 and HB 42 — as well as a constitutional amendment have been proposed by Texas House Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer which would...
January 21, 2015

Texans Deserve Minimum Wage and Equal Pay

Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to create opportunity for Americans by raising the federal minimum wage and ensuring that women get equal pay for equal work. President Obama focused on our...
September 5, 2014

Greg Abbott: Against Raising Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Democratic candidate for Governor Wendy Davis—who wants to raise the minimum...
May 1, 2014

Demand Cornyn and Cruz Raise the Minimum Wage

Texas has the highest number of minimum wage workers in the country. And a recent poll indicated 55 percent of Texas voters support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Texas voters get what Texas Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz don’t...
April 30, 2014

Cornyn and Cruz Rally to Defeat Minimum Wage

Republicans have just filibustered a proposed vote in the US Senate on raising the minimum wage. A proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has the support of a majority of US Senators, but the Republicans just invoked the filibuster to keep...