Larry Phillips

Video: The Future of Transportation

On 4/10, I talked about the future of transportation policy in Texas with Deirdre Delisi, former chair of the Texas Transportation Commission; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk; and state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman.

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Erika Rich

The Brief: April 14, 2015

Chances are good for passage of legislation up for debate in the House today that would allow for open carry of handguns by those already with concealed carry licenses.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 27, 2015

Agents with the FBI have spoken with Health and Human Services Commission about the troubled no-bid software contract with technology firm 21CT.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Feb. 5, 2015

House Speaker Joe Straus leaned toward the familiar in filling open spots at the top of the chamber's top-tier committees.

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TribuneFest: Transportation and the 83rd Legislature

At the Trib's Oct. 17 symposium on transportation at Southern Methodist University, I sat down with four members of the House Transportation Committee: Chairman Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, and state Reps. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale, Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving, and Joe Pickett, D-El Paso.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Corey Leopold

Agenda Texas: The Politics of Transportation Funding

On the latest Agenda Texas, from KUT News and the Tribune: Lawmakers want to spend billions to repair the state's crumbling roads, but that's putting some Republican leaders in a bind.

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Bob Daemmrich

Before Iowa Vote, Perry Blasts Rivals as "Corrupt"

Gov. Rick Perry is not going down without a fight. He spent his last full day on the campaign trail in Iowa throwing furious punches at his rivals, rallying his Texas “posse” for support and pleading with voters to look past polls showing him in fifth place here.

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