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Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup April 20, 2015

The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing on the 20th anniversary of that dark day as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff celebrated the city of Houston’s victory in court against the … Continue reading

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The Outlook Worsens for Teens and Judicial Bypass

The Texas Legislature isn’t done in their quest to further limit access to abortion, a constitutionally protected, legal medical procedure. They’re continuing to pick a fight with the group of people least able to defend themselves—Texas teens. Instructions on how … Continue reading

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Put Down Your Weapon and Be a Democrat

I tuned in yesterday for the part of the debate on the House floor over HB910, the House’s version of legislation that would allow holders of concealed handgun licenses to carry their guns openly, a.k.a. open carry.* Tempers flared, and … Continue reading

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Why We Need Judicial Bypass Laws & Who Uses Them

We’re talking about judicial bypass because of a bill coming up in Austin at the capitol, tomorrow, April 14th. You can read about what the bill would do, and how to oppose it, here. *** Teenagers have sex, which means … Continue reading

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Little Words, Constitutional Consequences

HB 723, authored by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), is on the agenda for the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence for this Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Details at the end on exactly when and where to find the room, and … Continue reading

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To Donna Campbell, With Apologies to the Scarecrow

A shameful, shameful, and exceedingly bad vote in a Senate committee advanced a bill that would revoke the availability of in-state tuition for Dreamers, the child arrivals who lack all but the documentation that would otherwise assure them of a … Continue reading

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Doing Business in Texas the Republican Way

I am a small business owner, and an investor in two businesses that offer accommodations to the public, and I am here to tell you that Republican elected officials in Austin and elsewhere are impediments to doing business in the … Continue reading

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