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The Evening Brief: Jan. 16, 2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott - Oct. 4, 2012
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott - Oct. 4, 2012

Your evening reading: Abbott launches gun rights ad campaign aimed at New Yorkers; Obama's gun plan draws fierce reaction in Texas; Senate proposals to curb Medicaid costs unveiled

The Evening Brief: Jan. 15, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry in his Capitol office on Feb. 21, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry in his Capitol office on Feb. 21, 2012.

Your evening reading: Abbott posts 3-to-1 cash advantage over Perry; state lawmakers file bill to broaden financial disclosure; House Republican Caucus picks leader

The Brief: Jan. 15, 2013

George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.
George P. Bush at the state Capitol on Jan. 7, 2013, the day before the beginning of the 83rd session.

If money's a show of strength, George P. Bush — who's angling for statewide office — just came out swinging.

The Evening Brief: Jan. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: White House responds to Texas secession petition; rule changes deal blow to House Democrats; George H.W. Bush released from Houston hospital

T-Squared: It's Only Bidness

Twenty journalists have spent nine months researching the personal financial interests of members of the 83rd Legislature. Eyebrows — and hackles — may be raised, but this kind of transparency is good for Texas.

The Evening Brief: Jan. 11, 2013

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on opening day of 83rd Legislative Session, Jan. 8, 2013
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on opening day of 83rd Legislative Session, Jan. 8, 2013

Your evening reading: Dewhurst wants state to fund firearms training for teachers; judge denies Planned Parenthood's appeal to rejoin health program; Patterson says he could beat Dewhurst in 2014 

The Brief: Jan. 11, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

The latest churn of the rumor mill has stoked speculation about the political futures of two prominent Texans.

The Evening Brief: Jan. 10, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.
Gov. Rick Perry presenting the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildland Firefighting Teams.

Your evening reading: Perry bashes federal government in speech touting tax relief; bills would put $2 billion toward water projects; report questions history course offerings at UT and A&M

The Brief: Jan. 10, 2013

The Texas Senate on the opening day of the 83rd legislative session on Jan. 8, 2013.
The Texas Senate on the opening day of the 83rd legislative session on Jan. 8, 2013.

With lawmakers' plans for the legislative session still taking shape, state leaders on Wednesday touted one issue they've already made a priority: lowering taxes.

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