New in The Texas Tribune
• At CPAC, Perry Zings GOP, Calls Medicaid Expansion "Fiscal Coercion": "Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called the Medicaid expansion piece of federal health reform 'fiscal coercion,' and blamed conservatives who have embraced it for folding 'in the face of federal bribery and mounting pressure.'"
• Perry Asks Congressional Delegation to Fight for Medicaid Flexibility: "Ahead of his Thursday speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference, Gov. Rick Perry has sent a letter to members of Texas' congressional delegation asking them to fight for flexibility for the state's Medicaid program."