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Republican Party of Texas Executive Director Beth Cubriel yesterday tried to defend Greg Abbott’s refusal to support equal pay for equal work in Texas.

Greg Abbott to Texans on Equal Pay for Equal Work

Greg Abbott is afraid to tell Texans the truth about his position on equal pay for equal work.

Says NO to Equal Pay for Texas Families, YES to Extra Pay for Himself

On WFAA’s Inside Politics on Sunday, host Jason Whitely asked Greg Abbott if he would sign the equal pay bill that Rick Perry vetoed.

Highlights from her interview

In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday, March 6th with Texas Tribune editor-in-chief Evan Smith, Wendy Davis discussed how she plans to become the state’s next Governor – and what her priorities will be once she takes office.

At the top of her list – education.

LSP tracks returns in key races across the state

March 4th Primary results as they come in

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Today, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks and ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party on the DeLay ballot challenge.

The Jackson plaintiffs, which include the Democratic Congressional interveners, filed a remedial redistricting plan and brief today in the Texas redistricting case. The plan meets all the requirements set forth in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Mid-Decade and Partisan Redistricting Unchecked, African American Voting Rights Ignored, South Texas Map Scramble Underway

Overview

While the Supreme Court’s Texas decision was split 5/4, included six separate opinions and over 132 pages of text, the bottom line is clear:

Read the Full Decision Here

The three-judge Federal District Court has issued an order and provided a schedule for determining a remedy in response to the recently released opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court on Texas redistricting.

How Can Anyone Believe This Guy?

Reasonable doubts about the legitimacy of Tom DeLay's "move" to Virginia have grown even stronger after he placed over 8000 robocalls to voters describing himself as a "Northern Californian."(Source: Washington Post, June 14, 2006) It appears that DeLay has confused even himself as he manipulates

Facts Dispute Perry Claims

Last week, Rick Perry began airing a television ad bragging and taking credit for everything from tax cuts to teacher pay. The Lone Star Project analyzed the ad and found that it simply does not stand up to close scrutiny. Perry's comments are consistently deceptive and incomplete.

February 11, 1921– May 23, 2006

What others Democrats are saying about a great Texas Democratic leader

Click Here for a wonderful audio and video tribute.

Republican Legislators Champion New Taxes & School Cuts Democrats Vote NO

Contrary to public and media perception, since gaining control of both the Governor’s mansion and the Texas State House, Texas Republican leaders have relentlessly championed one new tax increase after another.

Republican’s scheme will leave TX-22 unrepresented more than four months

Teddy Roosevelt was President, Butch Cassidy was alive and Lyndon Johnson had not yet been born the last time a Texas congressional district was forced to go 130 days without knowing who represented them in Congress.

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