Austin, TX-- Today, as the government shutdown looms, Republicans can’t get their act together and do the one job they have to do - run the government.
It is 2018 and today is Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. Despite numerous attempts to put this offensive and controversial holiday in the history books, it is still recognized and championed by state Republican leaders. State employees can choose to take the day off, putting confederate traitors on the same level of importance as the founders of our country, presidents, and veterans.
Austin, TX -- Today, on the anniversary of Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan’s passing, the White House released a statement from the President that used her name to push his anti-immigrant agenda.
Austin, TX -- Today, Republican Governor Greg Abbott recycled a piece of property tax reform that would limit local school districts’ and cities’ ability “to fix potholes, provide public safety, maintain infrastructure and educate students.” [Dallas News, January 16, 2018]
“Today we celebrate not only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life but the expectations he set for America. Dr. King dreamed of a society that respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people, regardless of color or creed, gender or ethnicity.
Austin, TX-- Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to take up Perez V. Abbott. The case stems from Texas Republicans violating the Voting Rights Act over the past decade in the drawing of state legislative and congressional maps.
Austin, TX -- Yesterday, Trump Republican Lt. Gov Dan Patrick called for a state investigation of the San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus under the unconstitutional and hateful “show-me-your-papers” bill, SB4. Patrick criticized local law enforcement for protecting human trafficking victims, making sure they received care from Catholic Charities rather than detaining them as criminals for deportation by Trump’s administration.
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SHOT 2015: Dan Patrick doesn't even want to be in the same sentence as Donald Trump, “There is no comparison between Donald Trump and me.”
CHASER 2018: Dan Patrick thinks Trump is the best thing since sliced bread.
Austin, TX -- As reported by Peggy Fikac, Gov. Greg Abbott's appointments have collectively donated over 14 million dollars to his campaign war chest since 2001. Also, “despite pleas for more diversity and less of a big-money presence, Gov. Greg Abbott's appointments to state boards and commissions remain largely Anglo men…” [Houston Chronicle, January 5, 2018]