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Ross Ramsey

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Before joining the Tribune, Ross was editor and co-owner of Texas Weekly for 15 years. 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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Campaign Chatter

Big endorsements, little endorsements, new attack websites and other political news of the week. 

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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Tan on the battle over family planning in Texas, Ramshaw on a generational fight for a Dallas County congressional seat, Philpott's report on a political mapmaker-turned-candidate in Travis County, Hamilton on a Republican who's defending his right flank, Aaronson checks in on an election rematch in Northeast Texas, Murphy's refresh of our government salary database, Galbraith finds a new meaning for Army greens, Dehn with a new Weekend Insider and Aguilar on where Mexico's guns come from: The best of our best content from April 23 to 27, 2012.

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Justin Dehn

Amazon, State Settle Sales Tax Fight will start collecting sales taxes from Texas customers and invest $200 million and create 2,500 jobs in the state over the next four years. In return, the state will drop its efforts to collect back taxes from the company.

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Gage Skidmore

Honey, Who Shrunk the Primary?

Rick Santorum getting out of the race for president presents two interesting problems in Texas. First, he'll be on the Republican primary ballot anyhow — it's too late to get off. Second, without a fight at the top of the ticket, turnout will probably slide.

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Inside Intelligence: Ethically Speaking

For this week's nonscientific survey of political and government insiders, we asked about the state's Ethics Commission, reporting laws for lobbyists and third-party advocates, and about ending pensions for lawbreaking lawmakers.

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