Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: May 18, 2015

With two weeks left in the legislative session, here are a couple of takes on the state of play on taxes and the budget, the only piece of legislation that must be passed.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 19, 2015

Lawmakers late Wednesday afternoon signaled that they will tap the brakes on plans to consolidate the state's health and human services agencies.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Feb. 7, 2014

The rise of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the GOP lieutenant governor's race — and personified by state Sen. Dan Patrick — is angering several Hispanic party leaders to the point where one of them is considering voting for a Democrat in the general election.

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Ben Philpott

The Brief: Feb. 6, 2014

Chris Christie is coming to Texas on Thursday and with a large target on his back placed there by Democrats.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Feb. 3, 2014

The Tribune's Jay Root has the story on another secret audio recording released with the intent to impact the already contentious gubernatorial contest.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Jan. 31, 2014

The House Republican leadership on Thursday released a one-page blueprint for immigration reform. But with its call to legalize 11 million undocumented workers, the immediate question was whether the plan would fly within the party.

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The Brief: Jan. 30, 2014

New research by a Sam Houston State University economics professor finds Texas fifth in income inequality. Could it become a big issue in the governor's race?

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Jan. 29, 2014

Time magazine on Tuesday posted an article talking about Wendy Davis' "moment of truth." Davis then spent the rest of the day making the most concerted effort of the past week to push aside critics who have seized on details of her life story to say she isn't fit for office.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Jan. 28, 2014

In their first televised debate, the four GOP candidates for lieutenant governor seemed content to continue to frame the contest as a race to see who could claim the title of the most conservative.

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