Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 7, 2015

The Legislature's two chambers are still not on the same page when it comes to figuring out how to extend tax relief. The prognosis on whether they find room to compromise varies as well.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

The Brief: Feb. 25, 2015

Texans in this month's University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll made clear that the property tax is their least favorite. The only other tax to be disliked by voters more than it is liked is the business margins tax.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Aug. 1, 2014

Ted Cruz has become the latest D.C.-based practitioner of the Pottery Barn rule: He broke the border bill, and now, possibly more than any other single person, he owns it.

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