Austin, TX -- Today, Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee passed the first hurdle on their tax plan by a narrow margin of 12-11 votes. “Various estimates show the tax plan disproportionately benefits corporations and the wealthy, with many middle class Americans seeing their taxes increase over time.”
Austin, TX -- The Houston Chronicle obtained a private memo from senior political adviser Dave Carney to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s aides cautioning that recent Democratic victories should be a "wakeup call" for Texas Republicans.
Austin, TX -- House Republicans just passed a tax bill that gives the wealthy and large corporations a huge payday at the expense of hardworking Americans. 61% of Americans think that the tax bill would benefit the wealthy, only 6% said the bill would benefit low-income people [TIME, November 15]. This tax plan is a scam, and Americans see right through it.
Austin, TX -- This month, the ATX Political Hackathon took place in downtown Austin. It was hosted at Civitas Learning, in partnership with the Texas Democratic Party. This was the first official Democratic State Party political hackathon in the nation. Teams comprised of front-end and back-end developers, as well as political activists who were challenged to come up with a prototype that solved problems faced by candidates, campaigns, voters, and community organizers.