“Ban the Box” is the name of an international movement that aims to remove the check box that requires employers to ask questions related to the applicant’s criminal history from job applications.
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Ken Paxton Might Be Hurting Fair Elections
In August of 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a legal opinion stating that anyone in the public can request and access voted ballot information nearly immediately post-election.
What Is Wrong With The Texas Power Grid?
Between the 2021 blackouts throughout Texas, and the current electrical failings during the February 2023 freezes, it’s obvious to many Texans that not much has changed in two years.
What Is Campaign Finance?
By Anna Thompson In its most basic terms, campaign finance is the soliciting and using of funds to influence a political decision, such as a referendum or a candidate’s election. Candidates must disclose any sizable contributions that were made to use the funds for political purposes, and both monetary and in-kind contributions are required. TheseContinue reading “What Is Campaign Finance?”
Texas VS Housing Market Inflation
By Daniella Cuellar Over the past few years in Texas, the cost of renting an apartment or a home has soared, making homeownership unattainable for many residents. With the relocation of major tech giants like Oracle, Google, Apple, and more recently Gigafactory Texas (an automotive manufacturing facility near Austin built by Tesla, Inc), landlords haveContinue reading “Texas VS Housing Market Inflation”
Houston’s Ongoing Air Quality Fight
By Paloma Lopez Recently, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is facing backlash from Harris County residents for providing insufficient and unclear data regarding the permit application process that essentially allows businesses to pollute air and water. This pollution has even been linked to rising cancer levels over several years, specifically in North HoustonContinue reading “Houston’s Ongoing Air Quality Fight”
How Texas is Handling the Monkeypox Outbreak?
By Paola Celis Monkeypox is a virus that mostly spreads with close skin-to-skin contact and the sharing of bodily fluids. Symptoms can include a genital rash, fever, headaches, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and more. They can occur within three weeks of a person being exposed. Prevention of the virus involves avoiding large crowds where skinContinue reading “How Texas is Handling the Monkeypox Outbreak?”