Bob Daemmrich

Senate Approves State Employee Pension Funding Plan

The Texas Senate on Friday voted to beef up the state’s underfunded retirement system for state employees by adding about $440 million to the program, a plan that has received mixed reviews from state employee advocacy groups.

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The Brief: April 22, 2015

A shift in the public debate over the relationship between oil and gas production and earthquakes happened Tuesday with a new study in Texas and a turnabout by the Oklahoma government on the issue.

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Mark Graham

The Brief: July 2, 2014

Lawmakers had a busy Tuesday, with the safe storage of ammonium nitrate and the alleged influence of criminal cartels in the current immigration crisis among the topics addressed.

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Political Landscape Shifts as Hall Inquiry Continues

As a lengthy legislative investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall appears to be nearing an end, the 2014 elections and developments at the University of Texas System are adding new twists.

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Callie Richmond

The Brief: May 9, 2014

Ahead of a possible vote on impeachment on Monday, members of the House select committee investigating UT System Regent Wallace Hall appear split on how to proceed.


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Michelle Ramos

The Evening Brief: Dec. 18, 2013

Your evening reading: horrible details emerge in lawsuit filed on behalf of woman searched by customs officials; Phil Wilson moves from TxDOT to LCRA; BP sues San Antonio lawyer for fraud in class-action suit from 2010 Gulf spill

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The Brief: Dec. 18, 2013

The House select committee investigating possible articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall meets Wednesday. And indications are that it could be the last meeting as the investigation moves toward a conclusion.

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