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.
Glenn Hegar, the state's comptroller of public accounts, is warning lawmakers that Texas' bond ratings are at risk because of a couple of pending expensive problems. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Lots of Texas Republicans outperformed Donald Trump on the 2016 ballot, and many of them wouldn't be in office if they hadn't. In a presidential midterm year, overcoming the president's shortcomings might be the key to re-election.
Republicans outnumber Democrats in Texas, if your measure is turnout for the two major party primaries. But in three of the state's largest counties — Bexar, Dallas and Harris — Democrats outran Republicans this year.
A score-settling Texas House report on economic development policies was published Tuesday — after the elections it might have influenced, ordered up by lame-duck legislators who won't be in Austin to see it through.
It's one thing for a significant share of the electorate to vote against a rising star like Democrat Beto O'Rourke. But what about one in four primary voters choosing an alternative to a powerful incumbent like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick?
The Texas primaries are tomorrow. Between statewide races and those for seats in Congress and the Texas Legislature, there are 215 races on the 2018 Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Which ones are on my final short list?
The Texas primaries are one week away. Between statewide races and those for seats in Congress and the Texas Legislature, there are 215 races on the 2018 Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Which ones are on my updated short list?
Texas voters’ approval toward the federal government’s response to Hurricane Harvey fell since we last checked in October, from 57 percent to 48 percent, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Only 30 percent of Texas voters believe the United States admits the right number of legal immigrants, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, while 42 percent think the number is too high.
Texans prefer the direction the state’s leaders are navigating than federal ones, but they're more bullish on the nation’s economy than the state’s, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.