Workers and activists implore Governor Greg Abbott to consider the dire need for protections in the record-breaking heat.
The organizer, groundbreaking Austin policymaker, and congressional nominee plans to be the House’s ‘most pro-labor’ member.
Longtime State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, meanwhile, flops.
The two progressive candidates would represent a new left edge of the state's congressional delegation if primary voters from Austin to San Antonio to Laredo back them.
Five years ago, facing significant rent increases and, in some cases, eviction, residents at the North Lamar Mobile Home Park organized. Now, they own the park.
Austin leaders will consider a proposal to effectively end enforcement of misdemeanor pot possession.
One of the GOP’s top priorities — banning local labor protections like mandatory paid sick leave — stalled for much of the session. Now, Republicans are putting their foot on the gas.
From capping property taxes to banning paid sick leave ordinances, GOP lawmakers want to stomp out liberal policies in cities across the state. A progressive network is going on the offensive.
The move throws state resources behind an attack on a policy that’s set to take effect in Austin in October and that could spread to Dallas and San Antonio.
Progressive activists can take a lesson from Austin’s paid sick leave campaign, which succeeded in part because it reached people typically excluded from politics.