Austin, TX-- Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Thousands of Texans have spoken out only to be ignored in sham hearings at the Capitol. Children spoke out about their fear of being bullied, transgender people fought for their rights, business leaders warned about the very real threat to our economy, and Republicans charged forward with their fingers jammed in their ears.
“Texas Republicans have talked about the end of civilization, because of bathroom boogeymen, if they don’t pass their potty police bill.
“Our economy is slipping, college is out of reach, Texans need a raise, and school finance is broken, but today Texas Republicans spent Texans’ tax dollars and precious time to debate bathrooms.”
Trump’s Trade War Begins
Austin, TX -- Today, CNN reported, “[t]he White House is considering withdrawing from NAFTA in the coming days” citing two senior administration officials as their source. [CNN, April 26, 2017]
SB4: The Battle Begins
The debate is raging on house floor today. SB4, a dangerous bill that forces local law enforcement into Trump’s deportation force is being pushed by Trump Republicans.
Breaking: Texas Republicans Discriminated Against Texas Voters in State House Redistricting
Once again, a federal court has ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against Texas’ diverse new majority, drawing state legislative districts in 2011 to limit the voice of communities of color in their government.