Aguilar looks at the potential impact of a border security bill, Hooks on Tesla Motors' pitch to lawmakers, Grissom on the progress of the "Michael Morton Act," Hamilton has the latest with the UT System, Murphy updates our voting-age population map, Batheja on a Rainy Day Fund debate in the Senate, E. Smith talks with three senators, M. Smith examines the fate of algebra II in Texas high school standards, Galbraith looks at the drilling industry and lawmakers, and Ramsey writes about a bid to curtail the legal battles over redistricting. The best of our best for the week of April 8-12, 2013.Full Story
Ayan Mittra joined the Tribune after working more than 10 years at The Dallas Morning News. He spent his first seven years there as a copy editor. In 2008, he moved to the political desk, supervising the daily presentations and working with reporters in the field. He then worked as a night city editor, supervising the coverage of late-breaking news. He was also on the editing team for the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions. A native of Beaumont, Ayan graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ramsey discusses efforts to address budget diversions, Ramshaw on a Tea Party leader's previous title, Galbraith on recycling oilfield water, Grissom with complete coverage of the Norwood trial, Murphy maps district voting age populations, Ramshaw and Batheja on a gold rush, M. Smith finds that gains on state tests don't guarantee success nationally, Hamilton on a tense UT System board meeting, Aguilar profiles a successful Democratic strategist, and Schneider on the potential impact of sequestration on special education programs: The best of our best content from March 18-22, 2013.Full Story
Batheja looks at the impact of the Trans-Texas Corridor proposal, Aaronson on Democrats' hopes for a Medicaid expansion deal, Galbraith and White on a $17 million payment approved for Oncor's CEO, Ramsey describes the challenge facing the House speaker, Chammah looks at a bill requiring police to record interrogations, Batheja and Murphy detail accounts holding dedicated state revenue, Hamilton reports on plans for a new Rio Grande Valley university, Aguilar examines 20 years of NAFTA, and E. Smith talks to the Texas Senate's new Higher Education Committee chairman: The best of our best from Dec. 3 to 7, 2012.Full Story