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Aman Batheja worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master's in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Prominent Texas Democrats are backing David Alameel in a primary runoff for U.S. Senate. His opponent, Kesha Rogers, supports impeaching President Obama and argues that state party leaders are out of touch with their voters.Full Story
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz argued for requiring disclosure of political donors at a federal hearing this week, and then against it in relation to a state hearing a day later.Full Story
A hearing on Thursday examining whether some nonprofits engaged in political activity should have to reveal their donors drew sharp comments from activists as well as input from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry often touts the state's "smart regulations" to businesses from California. While entrepreneurs in Texas often find fewer regulatory obstacles, some argue the Texas approach has hidden costs that aren’t worth the sacrifice.Full Story
Cities and school districts across Texas are asking voters to approve more than $6.6 billion in local debt in next month's bond elections.Full Story
A new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that three out of four Texans at least occasionally speak on a cellphone while driving and nearly half sometimes read or text while driving.Full Story
The agency charged with prosecuting public corruption cases wrapped up an investigation into Wendy Davis last year without finding any issues worth pursuing and did not uncover anything it believed it should refer to the FBI.
Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Thursday his campaign would accept campaign donations in Bitcoin and treat the contributions as in-kind donations.Full Story
Houston consultant Allen Blakemore on Wednesday evening confirmed that his firm’s bookkeeper created a political committee called Boats 'N Hoes PAC. Blakemore said the committee will be immediately dissolved.Full Story
Through three separate fundraising committees, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz reported raising $887,334 in the first quarter of 2014.Full Story
As drillers produce millions of barrels of crude oil in shale plays in Texas and the Midwest, railroad companies are finding booming business in transporting the oil to Gulf Coast refineries.Full Story
A new memo from the Texas Department of Banking says that the state will not treat Bitcoin as money but that some companies dealing in Bitcoin transactions will fall under the state's banking regulations.Full Story