Wendy Davis http://tpr.org en A Look Back At The Wendy Davis Abortion Bill Filibuster One Year Later http://tpr.org/post/look-back-wendy-davis-abortion-bill-filibuster-one-year-later <p>One year ago, the Democrats in the Texas Senate were gearing up for what some have called the filibuster heard around the world. &nbsp;Since then, a lot has happened over the past year as a result of state Sen. Wendy Davis filibuster of the state's latest abortion bill.</p><p>The state’s newest abortion law, which became House Bill 2 in the first special session, was introduced during the Legislature’s regular session but blocked by Democrats using the Senate’s two-thirds majority rule.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:19:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33992 at http://tpr.org A Look Back At The Wendy Davis Abortion Bill Filibuster One Year Later Did Gov. Perry Overstep Authority In Line-Item Veto Of Public Integrity Unit? http://tpr.org/post/did-gov-perry-overstep-authority-line-item-veto-public-integrity-unit <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> In the last legislative session Gov. Perry threatened to and then vetoed the budget of the state's public integrity unit, a state agency that scrutinizes governmental affairs, when the Travis County district attorney, who oversees the unit, did not step down from her post. A special prosecutor is now looking into the case. Also on this show: The governor's race and pre-K, new addition to Texas public school curriculum, cleanup of oil spill on Texas coast, and endangered species vs. oil prospecting.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:34:53 +0000 David Martin Davies 29885 at http://tpr.org Did Gov. Perry Overstep Authority In Line-Item Veto Of Public Integrity Unit? Gubernatorial Pre-K Platforms: Davis Wants Expansion, All-Day Programs, Abbott Focuses On Quality http://tpr.org/post/gubernatorial-pre-k-platforms-davis-wants-expansion-all-day-programs-abbott-focuses-quality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teachers who are endorsing Democrat Wendy Davis for governor say Republican Greg Abbott was wrong for calling it a “waste to expand access” to state pre-K programs. But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">there are some who agree with the idea that quality should come before quantity.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:16:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29301 at http://tpr.org Gubernatorial Pre-K Platforms: Davis Wants Expansion, All-Day Programs, Abbott Focuses On Quality How Texans Are Missing Out On Millions Under The ACA -- And It's Not Medicaid Expansion http://tpr.org/post/how-texans-are-missing-out-millions-under-aca-and-its-not-medicaid-expansion <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation details the government subsidies that are available to people signing up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It seems that a lot of people in Texas are missing out. The mysterious death of 28-year-old Alfred Wright, who is African American, has caused racial issues to boil over in East Texas. Also on this show: Gender equality in the gubernatorial race.</p><p><strong>Texans slow to sign up, slow to get subsidies</strong></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:05:27 +0000 David Martin Davies 29083 at http://tpr.org How Texans Are Missing Out On Millions Under The ACA -- And It's Not Medicaid Expansion What Equal Pay Laws Do For Gender Equality http://tpr.org/post/what-equal-pay-laws-do-gender-equality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Equal pay laws have become the main focus in in the governor's race between <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott, but how much can equal pay laws actually accomplish for the issue?</span></span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:39:33 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29012 at http://tpr.org What Equal Pay Laws Do For Gender Equality Dewhurst Says He Would Let Equal Pay Bill Go To Senate Vote http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-says-he-would-let-equal-pay-bill-go-senate-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Incumbent Lt. Gov. David </span>Dewhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has said he would allow another equal pay law to go before lawmakers for a vote, but a political expert says those comments may hurt </span>Dewhurst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> during the May runoff election.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:33:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28679 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Says He Would Let Equal Pay Bill Go To Senate Vote Abbott And Davis Launch New Online Efforts To Reach Latino Voters http://tpr.org/post/abbott-and-davis-launch-new-online-efforts-reach-latino-voters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week Democratic and Republican candidates for governor Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> both&nbsp; launched separate online efforts to reach Latino voters.</span></p><p>Abbott’s online campaign ad details how multiculturalism works for a modern-day Texas. The ad features Abbott’s mixed-race family.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:09:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28509 at http://tpr.org Abbott And Davis Launch New Online Efforts To Reach Latino Voters Political Expert Says New Abbott Campaign Policy Targets Davis' Law Career http://tpr.org/post/political-expert-says-new-abbott-campaign-policy-targets-davis-law-career <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial campaign has introduced a new campaign policy this week that political experts say takes a stab at Wendy Davis' past work as a bond attorney while she was a state lawmaker. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:21:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28270 at http://tpr.org Political Expert Says New Abbott Campaign Policy Targets Davis' Law Career Davis Accuses Abbott Of Dodging Equal Pay For Women Question http://tpr.org/post/davis-accuses-abbott-dodging-equal-pay-women-question <p class="p1">Looking more and more like a general election that's in full swing, gubernatorial opponents Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott took shots at each other this week over Abbott’s response to a question about an equal-pay for women bill that was vetoed by Governor Rick Perry following this past session. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:22 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28017 at http://tpr.org Davis Accuses Abbott Of Dodging Equal Pay For Women Question Davis Presents Innovation & Technology Component Of Education Platform At SXSWedu http://tpr.org/post/davis-presents-innovation-technology-component-education-platform-sxswedu <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendy Davis says her education policy will contain a greater use of technology even amongst poorer school districts -- the Democratic nominee for governor was one of the keynote speakers at this week’s South by Southwest Education conference.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a packed room at SXSWedu in Austin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Davis provided a sneak peak at another component to her education platform: Innovation and technology.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:17:28 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27817 at http://tpr.org