women

We women of the Texas House want a fair shot at leadership positions in the next Legislature

This election cycle more women are running for the Texas House than ever before and if, as predicted, many of them win, there will be more women holding office in the Texas House than at any time in history. The majority of those women will be Democrats.

The Texas Legislature has never been a model of gender inclusion. There have only, ever, been 172 women elected to the Texas Legislature in history compared to more than 5,435 men. There has never been a woman speaker of the house.

No matter who becomes the next speaker, regardless of gender or party, it is long past time that women legislators fully partake in the power of that office by receiving a proportional number of leadership positions, chairs of committees and key committee appointments. With very few exceptions, leadership positions in the Texas House are not reflective of the makeup of women in

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Coupon Apps Consolidate Positions In Ranking

They say “no news is good news” but as a news organization, we have mixed feelings about that. For instance, it could be said that the consistency displayed by top-ranked brands in PYMNTS’ September Provider Ranking of Coupon Apps is not news because most of these savings apps held their ground since the last Coupon App Ranking.

It’s not quite that simple, however, as we go to the Rankings and see what’s what.

The Top 5

We’ll give the ending away right now: there are no changes in the Top 5 Coupon Apps. At No. 1 again this month is cash-back app Ibotta, which hit a $1 billion valuation in August. At No. 2 is Groupon, with weekly deals app Flipp holding at No. 3, followed by prescription discount app GoodRx at No. 4. Finishing out the Top 5 at No. 5 for

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