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The Midday Brief: Oct. 11, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

Bill White speaking at the 2010 primary election reception.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Standing outside the Texas Ethics Commission in Austin this morning, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White accused GOP Gov. Rick Perry of giving special treatment to campaign donors." — White criticizes Perry’s ethics, Postcards
  • "Texas legislators vow to try again to toughen up Texas' anti-bullying laws, which have already been slapped with low marks from a national watchdog group." — Lawmakers trying to take on bullying again, Houston Chronicle
  • "Before stunning the Republican establishment in March, Texas Railroad Commission candidate David Porter says, he couldn’t even persuade his friend and former Commissioner Barry Williamson to support him." — GOP now lining up behind Railroad Commission candidate, Austin American-Statesman

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Callers have flooded the Texas Poison Center this year with reports of chest pains and increased heart rates because of a synthetic drug that mimics marijuana. Some cities are already taking steps to outlaw the substance, and lawmakers will propose a statewide ban in the next legislative session." — Lawmakers Want to Ban Synthetic Marijuana
  • "A year after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced it would reform immigration detention, advocacy groups say the agency has fallen short on a few key counts: addressing alleged human rights violations and expanding alternatives to incarceration." — Report Finds Feds Falling Behind in Promised Reform

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