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Obama Administration Extends Short-Term Medicaid Funds in Texas
The Obama administration has agreed to extend a short-term hospital Medicaid program that assists treating low-income, uninsured Texans, a victory for a state led by officials politically opposed to expanding Medicaid services for the state’s poor.

1:20PM Mon. May 2, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Abortion Witch Hunt
Texas lawmakers continued their anti-abortion witch hunt on Thursday morning under the guise of conducting a committee hearing ostensibly focused on fetal tissue research, albeit this time with a little less spectacle.

5:10PM Thu. Apr. 28, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Paxton on Porn
There are many issues that are plaguing Attorney General Ken Paxton. Not only is he defending Texas’ restrictive and oppressive reproductive rights, redistricting, and voter ID laws, plus the fact he now faces criminal and civil for bilking tech investors. But what’s keeping him up at night? Porn!

4:20PM Fri. Apr. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Paxton Stacks AG’s Office With Anti-LGBT Culture Warriors
Hiring moderate, apolitical attorneys doesn’t seem to be the game plan for the state’s top law enforcement officer.

1:00PM Tue. Apr. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Paxton Faces SEC Charges
It’s rare for the state’s attorney general to spend time in a courtroom (that’s why they have staff). It’s even rarer for them to be the defendant. Yet here comes another lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton: The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a federal civil case against him.

3:00PM Mon. Apr. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Inmates Strike for Better Conditions
On Monday, April 4, inmates at seven Texas state prisons launched a working strike to combat crude living and working conditions Monday, according to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, an inmate-advocacy group with contacts inside the compounds.

12:28PM Wed. Apr. 6, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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New FDA Guidelines Seen as a Victory for Abortion Rights
A change to abortion drug labeling by the Food and Drug Administration today could reverse some of the onerous restrictions found in Texas law, House Bill 2.

6:30PM Wed. Mar. 30, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Report: HB 2 Raises Barriers
During arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, an attorney representing a group of Texas abortion providers claimed the clinic regulations found in House Bill 2 pose an undue burden on women, as they are now being forced to travel much further for abortion care.

3:00PM Thu. Mar. 17, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case This Week
On Wednesday, March 2, anyone interested in the future of reproductive health will be intently focused on the U.S. Supreme Court, where the most pivotal abortion rights case in more than two decades will be heard – and it all centers around a law born in the Texas Capitol.

10:22AM Tue. Mar. 1, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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