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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup 6 22 2015

The thoughts and prayers of the Texas Progressive Alliance are with the families and friends of the victims of the horrible shooting in Charleston as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looks at the latest developments in … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup June 15, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance is binged out on the Women’s World Cup as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff tries to predict how County Clerks and AG Ken Paxton will react to a SCOTUS ruling in favor … Continue reading

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Arts Organizations As Advocates for Progressive Reform

We talk often of health and human service nonprofits operating in silos, but the arts groups are not only in different silos, they’re on an entirely different farm when it comes to legislative advocacy. Arts organizations already lobby for funding, but … Continue reading

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Flooding in the Woodland Heights

We’re fortunate to be high up, away from the bayou, and on a pier and beam foundation, so while last night’s strobe lightning-fueled storm did keep us awake and on edge, we’re dry this morning. I could not resist the … Continue reading

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#HB 3994 – The Farce Continues

House Bill 3994 is not about making a medical procedure safer. None of the abortion legislation before the Texas Legislature this session is about making a medical procedure safer. It is all and entirely about preventing people from terminating unwanted … Continue reading

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Now Hear This, Texas Legislature – Pass HB 2979

In Texas, insurance companies are not required to pay for hearing aids for people—children—under the age of 18. Such devices are qualified as cosmetic. Today, the Texas House of Representatives has HB 2979 on the calendar. If passed, our state … Continue reading

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Men Aren’t From Mars, But Can We Send A Few of Them There?

Honestly, Hillary Clinton should just un-announce right now or productivity in this country is going to grind to a halt. But hey, bright side, maybe this is how we get rid of Carly Fiorina! After all, the only math she … Continue reading

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