is a newsletters fellow for the Texas Tribune and a graduating journalism student from The University of Texas at Austin. Cassi has previously reported for The Daily Texan, the university's official student newspaper, where she focused on student voter turnout and elections. She has also reported for The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C., and she spent the 84th legislative session interning at the Texas Capitol.
The marathon debate on the “sanctuary” bill in the Texas House had impassioned speeches, tears and what some House Democrats called a surprising move by a House Republican to cut short debate on adding amendments to the bill.
After a marathon debate that went into the early hours of the morning on a bill that would ban “sanctuary” policies in Texas, the Texas House officially approved the measure along a party-line vote Thursday afternoon.
After U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke declared that his campaign would not hire consultants when he launched his U.S. Senate bid, a recently filed campaign finance report showed he used two consulting firms leading up to his campaign's kickoff.
A new movie looking at the life of a black patient whose cancerous cells were used for research and profit without her consent has prompted some doctors to reflect on racial disparities in health care.
After a two-week break in their home districts, Texas congressional delegation members are returning to Washington on Tuesday for a bustling week that could include another attempt to repeal Obamacare.
A panel of federal judges ruled Thursday that lawmakers in 2011 intentionally diluted the political strength of minority voters in a number of House districts across Texas — a move that either violated the U.S. Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.