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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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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Swartsell digs in Dallas’ garbage and finds green, M. Smith on a “ghost” candidate in El Paso, Hamilton on university responses to bomb threats, Grissom on soaring hepatitis costs in state prisons, Galbraith on the real causes of power outages, Batheja on Paul Sadler’s underdog race for U.S. Senate, Aguilar’s interview with a Houston Republican who is trying to solve the immigration problem, Aaronson reports on the biggest uninsured population in the U.S. and Dehn’s Weekend Insider peeks at Root’s new book on the Perry presidential campaign: The best of our best from Sept. 17 to 21, 2012.

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A Democrat Challenges Straus on Redistricting

If a federal court decides that the state intentionally discriminated when drawing its new political maps, is it more difficult for Texas lawyers to argue against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act? And is it fuel for the constant struggle over the leadership of the Texas House?

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