Predicting voter turnout in November is almost riskless; if the years-long pattern holds, just under 9 million Texans will vote. As for the primaries, who knows?Full Story
Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott is resigning on July 2 after five years in that post. Scott, a former aide to Gov. Rick Perry, raised eyebrows with a January speech in which he said student testing in Texas had become "a perversion of its original intent." Asked about budget cuts during the last legislative session and which parts of his agency should bear the burden, he said it was like asking "a guy on the operating table whether wants his heart or his lungs back." Perry didn't immediately name a replacement commissioner.