The Evening Brief: Feb. 20, 2013

Your evening reading: Florida governor, a Perry ally, agrees to Medicaid expansion; Laura Bush asks to be removed from gay marriage ad; Perry trying to lure Colorado ammo maker to Texas 

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Tamir Kalifa

Prison Employee Union Calls for Pay Raise

A union representing Texas prison employees is calling on the Legislature to consider a pay raise for correctional officers, citing a rise in drilling jobs that can be more lucrative than prison jobs.

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Bob Daemmrich

A&M Wants More Funding for State Climatologist

Texas A&M University has requested $284,000 from the Legislature to expand the operations of the state climatologist, John Nielsen-Gammon, who says more money would help support research and relieve some of his ever-growing workload.

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