Volunteers have to suffer in order to serve

Volunteer emergency responders gain no protection this session due to a veto from the Governor’s desk.  Governor Greg Abbott vetoed a bill that would protect emergency responders, which includes firefighters or Emergency Medical Service (EMS) volunteers, from severe penalties by employers during times of emergency. Under the proposed bill HB 2348, employees who serve as […]

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Texas falls short of protecting its troops

The right to due process is critical to a fair and democratic state. Unfortunately for Texas members of the military, Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent veto curbs those protections. Under current law, there are no requirements to notify people accused of a crime that their pleas may affect their status in the military. To combat this […]

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