Aman Batheja Reporter

Aman Batheja worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master's in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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In Embrace of Street Artist, Cruz Increasingly Courts Controversy

Webpage devoted to merchandise designed by the Los Angeles-based artist Sabo on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign website.
Webpage devoted to merchandise designed by the Los Angeles-based artist Sabo on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign website.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has launched a business partnership with a street artist with a history of controversial statements on social media, including using racial epithets and rooting for President Barack Obama's assassination.

Abbott Strikes Accords With Mexico on Transportation, Energy

(left to right)  Assistant Secretary of State for Mexican and Border Affairs Avdiel Huerta, Undersecretary for North American Affairs,Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairns,  José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, and Texas Secretary of State, Carlos Cascos during a July 9, 2015 meeting at the Governor's Mansion
(left to right) Assistant Secretary of State for Mexican and Border Affairs Avdiel Huerta, Undersecretary for North American Affairs,Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairns, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, and Texas Secretary of State, Carlos Cascos during a July 9, 2015 meeting at the Governor's Mansion

Also, George P. Bush wields the sword of zero-based budgeting and Glenn Hegar says he's within $200 million on his revenue estimate.

Hegar Lets Abbott Vetoes Stand, Asks AG to Decide

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar says his revenue estimate to divvy up for the 2016-17 budget will be about $113 billion.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar says his revenue estimate to divvy up for the 2016-17 budget will be about $113 billion.

Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday he will not authorize more than $200 million in funds approved by the Texas Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott as he waits for Attorney General Ken Paxton to settle the issue.

State Disabled Worker Program Faces Overhaul

Leonard Mitchell staples box seams for a state-contracted order at Expanco, Inc. in Fort Worth on Feb. 20, 2015. Photo by: Laura Buckman
Leonard Mitchell staples box seams for a state-contracted order at Expanco, Inc. in Fort Worth on Feb. 20, 2015. Photo by: Laura Buckman

A controversial program that forces state agencies to spend millions buying goods and services from companies that hire disabled workers while sidestepping competitive bidding rules is about to undergo some big changes.