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TX Super Senator Wendy Davis Dominates Sunday Talk Show Circuit

TX Super Senator Wendy Davis Dominates Sunday Talk Show Circuit
It was a busy weekend for Texas's superhero Senator Wendy Davis. She appeared on not one, not two, but three Sunday morning talk shows, demonstrating yet again that her Tuesday night filibuster against restrictive abortion measures has garnered tremendous national attention.
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TX Gov. Rick Perry Calls Special Session to Implement Redistricting Maps Already Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory

TX Gov. Rick Perry Calls Special Session to Implement Redistricting Maps Already Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory
Rick "Sorry, oops" Perry has called a special session of the legislature to attempt to implement interim redistricting maps based on previous maps which were found by the courts to be intentionally discriminatory against minorities.
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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes TX House

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes TX House
Texas may soon take some important strides in gender equality. Currently, women with professional degrees are paid just 67 cents for every dollar paid to men with professional degrees.
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TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts

TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts
Wednesday, by a vote of 29-2, the Texas Senate passed a budget that fails to restore all of the $5.4 billion cut from public education in the 2011 session. Democratic Senators Wendy Davis and Sylvia Garcia were the lone votes against it.
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Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A federal three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. today struck down Texas' voter ID law.
In a unanimous ruling, the court held that Texas failed to show that the Voter ID requirement would not have a retrogressive effect "in the position of racial minorities with respect to their effective exercise of the electoral franchise." Essentially, the court ruled that SB 14, the voter ID law, would worsen the position of minority voters compared to the general populace.
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