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2014

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Texas
Oct. 27, 2014, 6:11 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving Texas voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Forty-six of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2014, 10:09 p.m.

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January Common Ground E-Newsletter
Feb. 6, 2014, 6:31 p.m.

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2013

Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 6, 2013, 1:22 a.m.

<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.</span>

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 30, 2013, 6:08 p.m.

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Texas Civic Health Index
June 18, 2013, 1:15 a.m.

<a href="http://votesmart.org/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.5;" target="_self">Vote Smart</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;first partnered with the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://moody.utexas.edu/strauss" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;in 2011, and they have graciously housed our office at the University of Texas, Austin since then. Our partnership has been going&nbsp;so well that, for the first time, we have been able to establish an intern program during the summer months, where college students can experience our Key Votes Department through researching bills and compiling voting records.</span>

March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 29, 2013, 3:19 p.m.

Click <a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.UVWyz3rhfnU" target="_blank">here</a> to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter... <br>

Legislative Wrap-Up: Voter ID
Jan. 16, 2013, 11:34 p.m.

States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.

2012

Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!
Dec. 1, 2012, 2:47 a.m.

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November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 21, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

Read our November Common Ground E-Newsletter here... <br>

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 8:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Texas
Oct. 18, 2012, 7:56 p.m.

Now Tracking Legislation Impacting You
Aug. 2, 2012, 10:39 p.m.

National Intern Spotlight: Avantika Krishna
July 16, 2012, 4:41 p.m.

For more information on our National Intern Program,&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/internships/" target="_blank">click here</a>.

June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 6:53 p.m.

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Comments on Unemployment Rate
June 1, 2012, 9:51 p.m.

The US unemployment rate was published at 8.2% for the month of May, rising a tenth of a point from April's 8.1%. Here's what several congress members had to say about it...

Will your candidates show political courage?
May 23, 2012, 8:24 p.m.

Every election year,&nbsp;Project Vote Smart&nbsp;uses the&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/about/political-courage-test" target="_blank">Political Courage Test</a>&nbsp;(PCT)&nbsp;to measure the willingness of candidates to provide their positions on key issues. Find out now if your candidates are currently being tested.&nbsp;

April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2012, 2:45 p.m.

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2011

Redistricting: The 10-year shake up
Dec. 7, 2011, 5:25 p.m.

There is one issue that only pops up every decade with noticeable consequences, and that issue is redistricting.

Response from major parties following 'SuperCommittee' failure
Nov. 29, 2011, 8:52 p.m.

The inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee',&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/blog/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-misses-deadline/" target="_blank">to come to an agreement</a>&nbsp;to reduce the United States'&nbsp;government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant&nbsp;response by both Democrats and Republicans.&nbsp;

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction&nbsp;was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

Health care: What are the candidates saying?
Nov. 14, 2011, 4:33 p.m.

Research intern Julie Bissinger takes a closer look at what the 2012 presidential candidates have said recently on the issue of health care. <br>

2009

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 5, 2009, 6:59 a.m.

Review Of 2009 Ballot Measures: Veterans
Oct. 31, 2009, 4:32 a.m.

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