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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.

Recent Contributions

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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Elections Behind and Ahead

The story through the primaries and runoffs? It's over for most of the races — only a few remain competitive. Turnover, as you would expect in the election after a redistricting, is high.

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Eric Kayne

Notes on a Runoff

The high points and the low ones. Lessons learned and earlier lessons that were forgotten. Low turnout, unfortunate incumbents, successful climbers, the Hispanic Thing, the races ahead, the turnover and some things to help understand what happened on Tuesday.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson and Aguilar on deferred deportation beneficiaries in Texas, Aguilar on Republicans and Latinos, Grissom and M. Smith on a move unlikely to improve frosty relations between two State Board of Education rivals, Hamilton on meningitis vaccines at Texas colleges and universities, Murphy on what each vote cost the winners and losers in last month’s primary runoffs, M. Smith on claims and counter-claims of flaws in standardized school tests, Tan on a legislator’s reaction to the Tribune’s request for his recent personal income tax returns, Grissom on lax security at the state’s juvenile prisons and Dehn’s Weekend Insider on meningitis vaccines and birth control on the border: The best of our best from Aug. 6 to 10, 2012.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Wrapping Up

In less than a week, you'll know something about the legislative session six months away.

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