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It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Sales taxes are down and the recession in Texas hasn't bottomed, so financial concerns will almost certainly factor into the governor's race. Ben Philpott, covering that contest for KUT News and the Tribune, takes a look.

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Texas budget writers are hoping December will ring in stronger retail sales — after getting the news Friday that sales tax collections were down 14 percent from this November to last. Ben Philpott, covering that contest for KUT News and the Tribune, takes a look at how the economy's playing so far on the campaign trail.

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