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We dig into Abbott's violation of an Austin ordinance in 2011 and detail his controversial vetoes targeting the state's most vulnerable.
Keep up with the Observer’s sharp reporting on the Legislature and throughout Texas with this weekly newsletter. When Governor Greg Abbott included nixing...Read More
From an overnight mariachi-themed protest at the governor’s mansion to more than 1,000 protesters flooding the Capitol, here’s what the Observer saw at the start of the “summer of resistance.”
When Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into law, opponents of the anti-immigrant “show your papers” legislation answered with a promise. Two days af...Read More
The incident happened as more than 1,000 immigrant rights supporters flooded the Texas Capitol.
A Texas Republican threatened to “put a bullet in one of his colleague’s heads” during a scuffle on the House floor over the state’s new ant...Read More
Fighting for rights of low-wage workers at the local and state level is vital in the era of Trump, protesters say.
Fighting for rights of low-wage workers at the local and state level is vital in the era of Trump, protesters say....Read More
More than 2.6 million Americans and 287,000 Texans are paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hundreds of Texas workers joined a national day of action for a $15 minimum wage and union representation despite a political climate hostile to labor....Read More
A settlement for my illegal arrest at the 2004 Republican National Convention means the case is finished—but it doesn't feel like closure.
Receiving a settlement check for my illegal arrest at the 2004 Republican National Convention means the case is closed—but it doesn't feel like closure....Read More
In Mexico City, thousands march under banner of “They were taken alive, we want them brought back alive.”
Protesters gathered in the thousands in Mexico City for a march to commemorate the 43 students at a teachers college in southern Mexico who disappeared after be...Read More
Two years ago, Juan Fraire Escobedo sought political asylum in Texas after the assassination of his mother Marisela Escobedo and the murder of his 16-year old s...Read More