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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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A 10-Week Sprint to Election Day

The conventions start next week, with Republicans going first, in Tampa, and Democrats following, in Charlotte. Both parties are going South, but they're interested in swing states. Texas isn't one.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Which Pocket?

A one-for-one swap of sales taxes for property taxes would raise the state sales tax to 17.85 percent from 6.25 percent, or enough to add almost $3,500 to the price of an average car.

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Illustration by Jacob Villanueva

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Grissom profiles the lawyer investigating the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton, Tan reports on access to abortions in the Rio Grande Valley, E. Smith interviews three U.S. senators on Todd Akin’s rape comments, Root notes the relative absence of Texans on stage at next week’s GOP convention, Ramshaw on potential changes to Medicaid fraud investigations, Hamilton looks into free online courses from elite universities, Batheja interviews Phil Wilson about high-speed rail and paying for roads, Aguilar on whether certain immigrants can get Texas driver's licenses, Aaronson maps the scarcity of healthy food and Dehn’s Weekend Insider looks at a Texas lawmaker and a Texas lawyer: The best of our best from Aug. 20 to 24, 2012.

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