Wendy Davis http://tpr.org en Davis And State Dems Planning To Monitor For Voter Suppression, Discrimination http://tpr.org/post/davis-and-state-dems-planning-monitor-voter-suppression-discrimination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and the Texas Democratic Party are launching a voter protection program to monitor </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">voter suppression and discrimination on Election Day.</span></p><p>Davis predicts this election will have large voter turnout and she, along with the state party and Battleground Texas, are getting prepared for what could come down to a legal fight at the ballot box.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:19:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35563 at http://tpr.org Davis And State Dems Planning To Monitor For Voter Suppression, Discrimination Davis Outraises In Last Quarter, But Abbott Holds Cash-On-Hand Lead http://tpr.org/post/davis-outraises-last-quarter-abbott-holds-cash-hand-lead <p>Democratic nominee for governor Wendy Davis’ campaign has announced they were able to raise $11.2 million in donations over the last quarter in tandem with Battleground Texas.</p><p>With less than four months to go before the general election, Davis' campaign has $13.1 million cash on hand.</p><p>In the same time frame, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott raised $11.1 million, giving his campaign a combined total of $35.5 million cash on hand.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:37:53 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35112 at http://tpr.org Abbott, Davis & Van De Putte Court Texas Educator Vote http://tpr.org/post/abbott-davis-van-de-putte-court-texas-educator-vote <p></p><p>Three of the four candidates vying for the top two offices in Texas spent the day in Austin last Thursday laying out each of their visions for public education at an teachers conference in Austin. Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick was invited but declined the invitation.</p><p>The Association of Texas Professional Educators is the largest independent teacher’s association in the United States, and teachers represent a large block of Texas’ voting population.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:16:11 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34902 at http://tpr.org Abbott, Davis & Van De Putte Court Texas Educator Vote 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