Democratic astroturf group Balance PAC, otherwise known as “Texans 4 Justice,” claims to provide media services to candidates who’ve never heard of it.Read full post
Anti-gay marriage groups may be in decline nationally—but in Texas, they’ve got a lot of fight left. I talked to Jonathan Saenz about the movement’s future.Read full post
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.Read full post
At the Texas Municipal League’s annual convention in Austin on Thursday, city officials from across the state gathered to encourage each other to pass regulations on payday and auto-title lending, an unregulated sector many consider usurious, if not predatory, and to discuss ways to defend against the industry’s lawsuits.Read full post
After months of suspense counting down to today’s planned surprise announcement, Wendy Davis let a few hundred of her closest friends and supporters in on the news that she’s running for governor of the state of Texas.Read full post
Ever heard of Crusaders for Yahweh?
We hadn’t, either, but Barry Smitherman has and apparently he’s upset that the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Crusaders of Yahweh—and other “patriot, mormon and judeo-christian religious groups”—as hate groups.Read full post
The Texas Observer and the Feminist Policy Alliance hosted a panel discussion on women’s health in Texas.Read full post