News For August, 2012

Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Post-Runoff Revelations

Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben recap the results of the July 31 runoff and look ahead to what they mean for the upcoming legislative session in 2013.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: Aug. 1, 2012

Your evening reading: deciphering Cruz's victory; Sadler nabs a sliver of the spotlight; Chick-fil-A "appreciation day" draws crowds in Texas

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Gage Skidmore

Dewhurst Pollster Cites Issue With Internal Survey

Mike Baselice, CEO of the polling firm used by David Dewhurst's campaign, said his firm should have screened out probable voters in survey results and that data drawn only from those who would "definitely" vote was more indicative of the final results.

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Ariel Min

Al Armendariz: The TT Interview

The former EPA regional administrator on his decision to resign, why he joined the Sierra Club and why he views climate change as the biggest environmental problem facing Texas.

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Reynaldo Leal

Doctors Treating Elderly Poor Still Facing Struggles

Months after Texas physicians treating the state’s poorest seniors made a desperate plea for relief, there has been little movement to reverse a state policy that curbed their reimbursements for patients eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.  

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Death Row Inmate's Sentence Reduced to Life

Delma Banks Jr., one of Texas death row's longest residents, on Wednesday agreed to a life sentence for the 1980 murder of Richard Whitehead. He will be eligible for parole in 12 years.

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Texans Worry About CHIP Amid Health Care Overhaul

The Affordable Care Act requires states to maintain eligibility requirements for Medicaid and CHIP through 2019. But Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican Governors Association oppose the provision, and some families in Texas fear children's health care could be in jeopardy.

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