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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.

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The Texas Weekly Index: How the New Districts Perform

The new maps issued this week by federal judges in San Antonio bear strong resemblance to the maps drawn last year by the Republican supermajority in the Legislature. On paper, they maintain the GOP advantage in the House, the Senate, and especially in the state's congressional delegation.

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Court Delivers Maps for Texas House, Congress

UPDATED: Federal judges in San Antonio unveiled maps for the state's congressional delegation and for the state House this afternoon, and did it in time to allow the state to hold its delayed political primaries on May 29. The court also signed off on Senate plans agreed to earlier this month.

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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

The latest UT/TT poll's findings hereherehere and here, Root's interview with Rick Perry, Galbraith on a court ruling with big implications for water owners and users, Tan on the end of a program for insurance-seekers in Texas, M. Smith on the man behind the Supreme Court case over the use of race in college admissions, Ramshaw with the latest on the women's health program, Hamilton on why Texas A&M's chancellor is telling employees not to worry, Aguilar on the boom in Mexican methamphetamines and Aaronson on the state's challenge to federal insurance rules on contraceptives: The best of our best content from February 20 to 24, 2012.

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