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In Her Own Letter to Trump Officials, Texas Republican Fact-Checks Ken Paxton’s False Claims on Women’s Health
In response to an Observer story, state Representative Sarah Davis wrote a letter urging the Trump administration to deny the Texas health agency’s request to regain control over federal family planning funds.
In a letter to the Trump administration Tuesday, Republican state Representative Sarah Davis chided Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his recent incorrect c...Read More
"We’re in for some rough sledding next legislative session," said a prominent vaccine advocate.
At around midnight on primary night in Dallas, Lisa Luby Ryan was flanked by two leaders of Texans for Vaccine Choice, arms raised, cheering. “We just got a c...Read More
“If we don’t do something quickly, the blood of our children will be on our hands,” said Republican Representative Jason Villalba.
A measles outbreak in Ellis County last month. A surge in mumps cases in 2017 that led to the highest annual total in Texas in 23 years. Skyrocketing vaccine ex...Read More
"As a Latino American I want American citizens to be put first; all immigration should be halted until this government takes seriously the threat of illegal immigration."
Editor’s note: With the far right ascendant in Texas politics, once-marginal ideas and people have found a place in the political mainstream. Our recurring F...Read More
Pro-LGBT Houston Lawmakers Discuss Lieutenant Governor's Anti-Transgender Proposal
One Democratic state lawmaker pledged Wednesday to “fight like hell” against Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s anti-transgender bathroom bill, while anoth...Read More
According to a finalized list of BCCS clinics for the 2016-17 fiscal year, obtained Wednesday by the Observer, at least one area of the state where Planned Pare...Read More
The hapless champion of conservative principles, Rep. Jonathan Stickland, ruined the chances of two sweeping new abortion restrictions, making it a successful w...Read More