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States Echoing Texas on National Standards

Governor Rick Perry at the podium in his press conference room
Governor Rick Perry at the podium in his press conference room

State school leaders from across the West are complaining of too much federal intrusion into local curriculum decisions, along with inflexible rules – including that national standards be adopted “word for word.”

Not Much Money in Downballot Campaigns

The Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner is going to have to run on star power and free media — neither of the candidates has the money to make a statewide TV campaign out of this thing.

Chavez Challenger Starts Raking in Cash

A little insight into state Rep. Norma Chavez's Democratic primary race out in El Paso can be gleaned from the campaign finance reports filed yesterday, and it looks like she could have a real fight on her hands.

White, Perry Lead in Fundraising

The latest campaign finance reports show that both candidates raised more than $700,000 in January. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison spent more than any other candidate: $3.3 million.