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Five Facts, One Conclusion, One Opinion, One Prediction

Fact: Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds for abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or the necessity of saving the life of the mother. Fact: Senator Ted Cruz and many of his colleagues … Continue reading

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Invitation-Only Democracy

Well, well, well. Invited testimony only during the hearing next week that Senator Charles Schwertner has called, no doubt at the urging of Governor Abbott: [T]o examine the business practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, and … Continue reading

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Today on Burnt Orange Report: GOP Lawsuit Abuse

You know how Republicans in Texas get all in a lather about lawsuit abuse, frivolous lawsuits, and lawyers finding a way to press cases that everyone knows are losers just to suit their ulterior motives? Well, in testimony during the … Continue reading

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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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