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Texas House Democrats Filed 15+ Gun Reform Bills, GOP Only Passed One

May 22, 2018
Progressives in the Texas Legislature have led in proposing common sense solutions to the gun violence epidemic occurring in Texas and across the nation.
Texas gun reform action

When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

May 21, 2018
The leadership in Texas and the nation is paralyzed, afraid to raise taxes to build the necessary transportation infrastructure.
When Will Texas Finally Outsmart Its Transportation Trolls?

If you think the public schools won't go away, think again.

April 6, 2018
All the laws and all the court orders in our state’s inglorious history have failed to fix school finance

Abbott Willing to Burn Down the House to Keep Himself Warm

February 5, 2018
Did you ever try to put out a fire with a promise?

I am America, and I Have a Secret Memo Right Here in My Coat Pocket

February 5, 2018
Pool transcript of President Donald Trump’s monologue

Austin Poised to Be First Texas City with Paid Sick Days Policy

February 2, 2018
All workers should be able to earn paid sick days. And Austin is doing something about it.
Paid Sick Days Austin

The Best and Worst Texas Had to Offer in 2017

January 5, 2018
The votes are in and we are excited to announce the winners (and losers) of the 2017 Progress Texas Readers' Poll.

Gimme Shelter

December 15, 2017
Trump’s first year eerily echoes the tragic 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Altamont.

Ed Espinoza: We Need Sensible Gun Reform

November 10, 2017
Our executive director discusses why we must demand change or tragedies like Sutherland Springs will keep occurring.
Ed Espinoza

How will Speaker Joe Straus' Retirement Affect Texas Politics?

October 27, 2017
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says he will not seek re-election. What will that mean for the Texas Legislature? As Straus blocked some of the more bigoted agenda items of the Republican party including the transphobic 'bathroom bill.'
Joe Straus

Texas May Not Be What Amazon is Looking For

October 19, 2017
It’s possible Texas has already knocked its towns and cities out of Amazon’s Dating Game.

There are Two Sleeping Giants in Texas

October 13, 2017
More than 1.8 million people who cast ballots were new voters in 2016

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

October 2, 2017
Glenn Smith wonders whether a political storm over Hurricane Harvey recovery has been calmed. But is it still political hurricane season?

Ted Cruz's explicit...policies

September 12, 2017
More shameful than Cruz's late night Twitter habits are the explicit policies he promotes.

Catch a Falling Lone Star

September 11, 2017
There are rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey.
Glenn Smith Quote

Give to These Local Organizations Working on the Ground After the Cameras Leave

August 30, 2017
Want to help Texans impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey? Give to local organizations who will be working to support and rebuild impacted communities in the days, months, and years to come.
Hurricane Harvey Flood Damage

Best of the Week - Stay safe, Texans

August 25, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Best of the Week: Speaking of Racism

August 18, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.

Best of the Week - Hysterectomy, not HIS-terectomy

August 11, 2017
A straight-to-the-point curation of this week's suggested content for progressives to read and watch.