Marjorie Kamys Cotera

For Most Texans, Session Means Following Along From Afar

Living close to the capital city, Central Texans have relatively easy access to state lawmakers during the biennial legislative session. But in a state as big as Texas, most of the state's population must follow the action from up to hundreds of miles away.

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Rob Crow

Business Association Launches Criminal Justice Agenda

The Texas Association of Business, the state's largest business lobby, is adding criminal justice reform to its agenda for the first time. The association says reducing the prison population and increasing the workforce makes business sense.

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Illustration by Gage Skidmore

The Brief: Jan. 29, 2013

A major new federal immigration proposal has corralled bipartisan support, but Texas Republicans aren't biting.

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