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I Think He’s Not Waiting For It To Be Legalized

Pot, that is. And by he, I mean┬áDavid Simpson (R-Longview). Simpson filed a bill in the 84th session that would have removed any reference to marijuana from state criminal law (although he said he’d be fine regulating it the same … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup June 2, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone is dry and safe as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff reviewed how several bad bills met their end in the waning days of the legislative session. Letters from Texas worries … Continue reading

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Speculation About Wendy Davis & the 2014 Elections

Update:┬áSenator Davis, speaking at the National Press Club in D.C. today (8/5/13), stated that she will either run for her senate seat or for governor. She has ruled out lieutenant governor or any other race. According to Matt Angle, “a … Continue reading

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Peremptory Challenge to Legislation

You knew, when he filed it at the end of the second special session, that he’d file it again in the third. He did not disappoint. Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., the anti-choice Democrat from the Valley, is championing a most … Continue reading

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Sarah Davis Is Not a Hero

The Texas House of Representatives just passed HB 15, a bill requiring women to receive a sonogram and a heavy dose of guilt in order to obtain an abortion. Several Ds voted for the bill; one R voted against it, … Continue reading

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Voicemail Time Machine

What is she’s drunk, crazy, or about to kick off a book tour? The 3 best guesses as to why Ginni Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill asking her to pray about apologizing to Clarence Thomas. Wednesday night, a … Continue reading

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Rick v. The Coyote

Texas governor Rick Perry shot a coyote while out for a jog with his daughter’s dog. Shot it dead. Shot it dead with his laser-sighted pistol that he carries with him when he jogs. Oh, boy. Is this some weird … Continue reading

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