John Reynolds Newsletters Editor

John Reynolds is the newsletters editor for the Tribune. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Quorum Report, a non-partisan online political newsletter focusing on the ins and outs under the Dome, for more than seven years – covering the waterfront from health and human services and redistricting to pensions and elections. A native of Atlanta, Ga., he started his journalistic career one day after the attacks of Sept. 11 in Lubbock, Texas, where he rotated through a slew of beats at The Avalanche-Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and studied at the University of Georgia's graduate school in journalism. When not at work, he actively attempts to convince himself he is adept at tennis with varying levels of success. And he has adopted the Austin custom of appreciating smoked meats and listening to music in grassy/muddy fields.

Recent Contributions

The Brief: The Tax Deal That Almost Wasn't

House Ways and Means Chair Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, speaks with House Appropriations Chair John Otto, R-Dayton, and House Administration Chair Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, on the House floor on May 14, 2015.
House Ways and Means Chair Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, speaks with House Appropriations Chair John Otto, R-Dayton, and House Administration Chair Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, on the House floor on May 14, 2015.

The Dallas Morning News takes a detailed look at the evolution of the deal on tax cuts this session and finds that at a few critical junctures, the deal almost derailed entirely.

In Session's Final Days, the Human Element Emerges

State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, waits to lay out HB48 on May 28, 2015.  The bill passed, 137-5, to create an exoneration commission that would review possible wrongdoing in felony convictions.
State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, waits to lay out HB48 on May 28, 2015. The bill passed, 137-5, to create an exoneration commission that would review possible wrongdoing in felony convictions.
Texas Weekly

After much effort, Ruth Jones McClendon was successful this session in passing legislation to create an innocence commission.