Nearly 150 progressive officials gathered in Austin last weekend to build the fight against GOP-controlled state legislatures.
Nearly 150 progressive officials from all over the country gathered in Austin to build the fight against GOP-controlled state legislatures. Read More
“They get the teachers this time … and next time they’re coming after us,” said a police association president about the bill the Senate passed.
The Texas Senate passed a bill late Tuesday night that appears to have driven a wedge between the Texas GOP and one of its key constituencies: law enforcement. Read More
A supportive crowd of dozens chanted “undocumented and unafraid” and “sí se puede” as the demonstrators were arrested by state troopers.
Fifteen immigrant rights supporters were arrested Wednesday outside the Texas Capitol after they blocked traffic in an effort to defend existing immigrant protections and demand permanent legal status. A supportive crowd of dozens chanted “undocumented and unafraid” and “sí se … Read More
A private prison company is building an immigrant detention center in the seat of Montgomery County—whether residents like it or not.
The people of Conroe are getting a new, 1,000-bed immigrant detention center whether they like it or not. The GEO Group Inc., one of the largest private prison corporations in the nation, has already broken ground at the site of … Read More
The lieutenant governor is racing to accomplish Abbott's special session agenda, but critics say he’s trampling both the minority party and the public.
The lieutenant governor is racing to accomplish the Governor’s special session agenda, but critics say he’s trampling both the minority party and the public. Read More
Representative Briscoe Cain wants to slash taxes and government spending on social services, but he’d like $35 million for a home district problem.
During the regular session, Representative Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, voted against funding for Texas’ struggling public schools. He also helped tank a measure aimed at ending “lunch shaming” of school children, tried to defund a center dedicated to racial health … Read More
The majority-Republican Harris County Commissioners Court did not vote to join the SB 4 lawsuit Tuesday. Read More
The Texas Legislature passed at least 5 arguably unconstitutional bills this year, and the special session hasn’t even started.
Infighting, red-meat politics and parliamentary revenge characterized this year’s Texas Legislature. Amid the fray, legislators failed to reauthorize basic state agencies such as the Texas Medical Board, which is why Texans now face the gloomy fate of another 30-day session … Read More
A House representative hopes to emphasize new arguments against the “sanctuary cities” ban in the upcoming special session, including economic impact. Read More