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The Midday Brief: Oct. 28, 2010

Your afternoon reading: State Sen. Dan Patrick to form a Tea Party caucus, and border violence claims another U.S. citizen

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, speaking during a Senate Committee on Education hearing on July 20, 2010.  He is the Vice Chair of the committee.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "He deserved what he got, but I’m not going to celebrate it. Political corruption and scandal rub off on everybody in politics and diminish what little respect the public has. It is particularly cruel when it happens in South Texas, because ordinary people need help from government, but they have no faith in it, and so they don’t vote." — The Kino Flores verdict, BurkaBlog

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes wants to change the way public universities and colleges are funded in Texas. Today, at a meeting of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, he will lay out his latest plan to do just that." — Raymund Paredes Proposes New Funding Formula

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