Judith Zaffirini

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Texas House passes court security bill

The bill is named in honor of state District Judge Julie Kocurek. Her assailant shot at her several times outside her home, and she suffered serious injuries from shattered glass and shrapnel.

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Callie Richmond

Guardianship Reform Could Offer New Freedoms

Dawn Carlton is intellectually disabled, but she says she manages fine on her own. The 38-year-old woman is pushing for a series of bills this legislative session to change the way court-appointed guardians are used in Texas.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 11, 2015

State contracting has become one of the signature issues of the legislative session, but finding a fix won't be easy.

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Callie Richmond

The Brief: Feb. 4, 2015

The ability of Austin tech firm 21CT to secure a $20 million Medicaid fraud software contract through a no-bid program run by the state's Department of Information Resources drew intense scrutiny from Senate budget writers on Tuesday.

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Erich Schlegel

The Brief: Dec. 18, 2014

The awarding of a no-bid Medicaid fraud detection contract to the 21CT company continues to draw scrutiny with three separate news reports published Wednesday evening.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Nov. 24, 2014

Multiple political vacancies create opportunities, and risks, for several politicians in the run-up to the legislative session.

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Graphic by Bob Daemmrich / Todd Wiseman

Timeline: Years of Tension in the UT System

We have updated our timeline on the conflict between the University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Legislature to include the latest developments, including a new investigation into UT-Austin's admissions process.

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