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Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, where he writes regular columns on politics, government and public policy. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly. He did a 28-month stint in government as associate deputy comptroller for policy and director of communications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Before that, he reported for the Houston Chronicle from its Austin bureau and for the Dallas Times Herald, first on the business desk in Dallas and later as its Austin bureau chief, and worked as a Dallas-based freelance business writer, writing for regional and national magazines and newspapers. Ross got his start in journalism in broadcasting, covering news for radio stations in Denton and Dallas.

Recent Contributions

Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Ramshaw and Tan on the long path leading to the current state-vs.-feds fight over women's health care, Aaronson's interactive map of where those program cuts land, Root on the surprising idea that even a late primary has Texas in play in the presidential race, M. Smith's report on who might succeed the Senate's departing education maven, Theobald on government incentives for one of the world's richest companies, Hamilton on the financial pinches at community colleges, Aguilar on a planned coal mine and efforts to stop the rail line that would come with it, and Galbraith with the latest on the Texas drought: The best of our best content from March 19 to 23, 2012.

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First Ad from Ames Jones: Jobs

In her first TV commercials — running during college basketball games this weekend and then in broader rotation in Austin and San Antonio starting next week — Texas Senate candidate Elizabeth Ames Jones says she'll create jobs and fight "Obama bureaucrats." 

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on the four-year wait for housing assistance after two hurricanes, Aguilar on George P. Bush's plan to bring Hispanics into the GOP, Hamilton on low graduation rates at state universities, Murphy maps what redistricting did to you, Ramshaw and (Belluck of the New York Times) on Texas vs. Planned Parenthood, Root reports on a legislator who could double-dip but won't, M. Smith and Murphy interactively illustrate job losses in Texas schools over the last year and Tan on what cuts have done to Medicare and Medicaid providers: The best of our best content from March 5 to 9, 2012.

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Bob Daemmrich

Campaign Chatter

After weeks with no political maps, and with an impending deadline to a week of filings, the political activity has picked up considerably.

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