We're livestreaming our conversation with state Sen. Robert Nichols, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and state Rep. Joe Pickett, chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Livestream: A Conversation With Nichols and Pickett

We're livestreaming our conversation with state Sen. Robert Nichols, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and state Rep. Joe Pickett, chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

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Robert Hensley

The Brief: Feb. 26, 2015

Senate budget writers directed their displeasure at the Texas Racing Commission during a contentious hearing on Wednesday in which the head of the finance committee declared herself "livid."

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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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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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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Jan. 16, 2015

Gov. Rick Perry's formal farewell Thursday afternoon to the state Legislature dominated headlines with writers trying to discern from his speech what the future holds for him.

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Veronica Zaragovia

The Brief: Oct. 22, 2014

Criticism by state leaders of the Obama administration for failures in the response to the Ebola virus omits mention of the tools at the state's disposal that were not used.

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