Tamir Kalifa

The Evening Brief: April 3, 2013

Your evening reading: UT regent didn't disclose lawsuits; Perry suggests link between border security and DA killings; Senate approves CPRIT reform bills

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Medicaid Expansion, Budget Fights and CPRIT

Emily, Ross, Reeve and Ayan discuss the debate over Medicaid expansion, the upcoming fight over the budget in the Texas House, and the latest issues with the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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Budget Plans May Be Larger Than They Appear

Leaders in the Legislature decided this was the year to move more than $6 billion in income off the books. While they argue it improves budget transparency in the long term, in the short term it creates the illusion that this year's budget plan is growing less than it is.

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Duane Nellis: The TT Interview

The incoming president of Texas Tech University on his vision for the institution and why he isn't worried about coming to work in a state that is experiencing some debate around the issues of higher education governance.

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SXSWedu Audio: Navigating Financial Aid

With concerns about student debt and the price of college on the rise, the state’s leading financial aid experts joined the Tribune at SXSWedu to discuss what students, institutions and lawmakers can do to keep college affordable.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 3, 2013

Amid fierce debate this week, a Senate Republican has started work on his own "Texas solution" to Medicaid reform.

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