The Evening Brief: Nov. 1, 2012

Your evening reading: another volley in international election observers controversy; state executes 250th inmate under Perry's watch; Post editorial compares Abbott to "post-Soviet autocrat"

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Carl Guderian

Oversight Committee Again Targets TWIA Costs

While coastal residents told lawmakers that increasing policy rates are harming the coastal economy, state lawmakers grilled windstorm insurance administrators over money spent on consultants at a legislative hearing Thursday.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Visualization: Executions on Perry's Watch at 250

The execution of Donnie Lee Roberts Jr., 41, on Wednesday for the 2003 shooting death of a Polk County woman marked the 250th execution during Gov. Rick Perry’s tenure, and the 12th in 2012. The total is the largest — by far — under any recent governor in the United States. 

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Ali Durkin, Medill News Service

The Brief: Nov. 1, 2012

Less than a week before Election Day, a money mystery in Missouri's U.S. Senate race may lead back to Texas. 

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