Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 12, 2015

The nonprofit group that has been secretly videotaping legislators this session has drawn the scrutiny of the Texas Rangers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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KQED QUEST

The Brief: April 22, 2015

A shift in the public debate over the relationship between oil and gas production and earthquakes happened Tuesday with a new study in Texas and a turnabout by the Oklahoma government on the issue.

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Bob Daemmrich

Ethics Legislation Headed to Senate Floor

A heavily watered-down ethics reform bill will soon be taken up by the full Senate. Lawmakers on Monday rejected an amendment that would have required legislators to publicly disclose their tax returns each year.

 

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Cooper Neill

The Brief: Oct. 2, 2014

On the day after the country's first case of an Ebola infection appeared in Dallas, the focus has turned to the hospital where the patient was initially sent home with antibiotics before being admitted a second time for treatment.

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Bob Daemmrich

Cigarroa, Board to Confer About Powers' Future

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will confer with the system's board of regents on Thursday about how to handle University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers' refusal to resign this year.

 

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Jan. 8, 2014

The Tribune's Morgan Smith has a must-read piece on what's next for the education reform group funded by tort reform champions that left a big imprint on policy debates during last year's legislative session.

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Jeff Wilson for Texas Monthly

For John Carona, Conflicts and Interests

The constitutional provision of a part-time Legislature whose members have full-time jobs back home blurs the line between public responsibilities and personal ambition — as the story of a certain powerful state senator illustrates.

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