was a 2017 newsletters fellow at The Texas Tribune. Previously, he covered the Connecticut state house for the Hartford Courant and wrote a vaguely amusing travel guide for Let’s Go student travel guides. A Massachusetts native, he graduated from Harvard, where he studied history and literature and was the managing editor of The Crimson.
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Within hours of Gov. Greg Abbott issuing his proclamation announcing next week's special session, lawmakers had filed dozens of bills including two so-called bathroom bills from state Rep. Ron Simmons, a Carrollton Republican. Full Story
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Texas rules barring sex offenders from using certain websites were thrown into jeopardy Monday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a similar statute in North Carolina violates the First Amendment. Full Story
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday that his office had picked an Austin-based company to build and operate the first state-administered gold depository in the country and that it could open as early as January. Full Story