Emily Ramshaw is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won six national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and a general excellence award from the Online News Association. Before coming aboard as one of the Tribune’s original reporters, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound, uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled and investigated a series of deadly transplants where patients received rabies-tainted organs. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 Star Reporter of the Year.
Gone are the deer-in-the-headlights “oops” moments, the campaign blooper reels. They’ve been replaced with the familiar Texas governor beating his drum against the federal government, this time on women’s health and voter fraud.Full Story
Federal health officials announced Thursday what state leaders have predicted for weeks: that they are halting funding for Texas' Women's Health Program.Full Story
State agencies have paid fired or resigning state employees more than $500 million in unused vacation time over the last decade.Full Story
The federal government will not renew the Women's Health Program, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in Houston on Friday.Full Story
A Super PAC aimed at knocking unpopular incumbents out of office — and funded largely by Texas donors — won its first race this week, upsetting a Republican primary in Ohio.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry said Texas will continue to fund the Women’s Health Program no matter what the federal government does. But Planned Parenthood won't be able to participate — and the program likely won't operate under Medicaid.Full Story
For the state's social conservatives, forgoing family planning funding is a small price to pay to send a powerful message: They want Planned Parenthood out of Texas.Full Story
A new poll sponsored by Planned Parenthood found that 59 percent of likely Texas voters oppose efforts to keep the health provider's clinics out of the joint state-federal Women's Health Program. But the poll is likely to have critics.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry today added his own voice to the increasingly loud controversy over the expected demise of Texas' Women's Health Program.Full Story
In an uncharacteristically angry letter written as the Women's Health Program circles the drain, the state health commissioner is blasting the Obama administration's argument that Texas can't exclude Planned Parenthood clinics.Full Story
Despite their striking similarities, Texas’ abortion sonogram bill and Virginia’s abortion sonogram bill were debated at very different times, and under very different circumstances — leading to a very different national reaction.Full Story
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs signed a rule today that formally bans Planned Parenthood clinics and other "affiliates of abortion providers" from the Women's Health Program — likely ending the program.
Gov. Rick Perry targeted “left-wing, pro-abortion radicals” in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, blaming the Obama administration for the state’s stand-off over the Women’s Health Program.Full Story