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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

Our reporting on political races continues with Aaronson in Dallas’ Kent-Villalba contest in HD-114, Aguilar on the Lozano-Gonzalez Toureilles race in HD-43, Ramshaw on the heated Davis-Shelton battle in Tarrant County’s SD-10, Root on the introduction of Jesus into the Canseco-Gallego race in CD-23, Batheja contrasts ways to pay for new road projects in Texas, Grissom on the difference between county and state lockups for juveniles, Hamilton profiles the Senate’s new honcho of higher education, Murphy’s latest data drilling on Super PACs and presidential contributions by ZIP code, M. Smith’s report on cheerleaders and religion in Kountze, and video of E. Smith’s conversation with four experts on the future of Medicare: The best of our best from Oct. 15 to 19, 2012.

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The Texas Weekly Hotlist for 10/15/12

Voter registration is over for this election — now it's up to the campaigns to convince people to get up and vote. The competitive races are relatively static. What was hot last week remains so this week, and so on. Here's the latest Hotlist.

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Inside Intelligence: Looking Ahead to January...

For this week's nonscientific survey of political and government insiders, we asked about the nascent race for Speaker of the House, about the reorganization of the Senate, the influence of outside groups on lawmakers and about which chamber will be the friendliest to "hot-button" issues next year.

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