Tag Archives: Jane Nelson
Senate Bill 22 is the latest in the Legislature’s years-long vendetta against Planned Parenthood. Despite the GOP sponsor refusing to debate the bill, it could soon land on the governor’s desk.
With her voice cracking, state Representative Ana-Maria Ramos described her experience of being a struggling teen mom on the Texas House floor on Friday. A moth...Read More
Jane Nelson, the Senate’s chief budget writer, praised the Legislature’s funding of women’s health programs despite state data and other research that shows they are not meeting the needs of poor women.
Reproductive health advocates have long pointed to Texas as a cautionary tale of what happens when lawmakers prioritize defunding Planned Parenthood and boostin...Read More
One-quarter of the state’s crisis centers, which provide free services to survivors of sexual assault, have waitlists between two and five months.
Requests for services at rape crisis centers in Texas have increased by around 25 percent since 2016, driving waitlists for counseling up to eight months in som...Read More
Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes?
Texas’ child welfare system is caught in a cycle of crisis. Will lawmakers learn from their past mistakes?...Read More
It’s as if state lawmakers owned an amusement park with a roller coaster that chucks a few riders to their deaths every month: We should fix that, they say periodically.
Texas state officials and legislators refuse to fund the state's child welfare system, then try to shift the blame when it fails....Read More
Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which t...Read More
The House & Senate have very different plans for tax cuts — and both sides are getting ready for significant policy fight in the closing weeks of the lege...Read More