Callie Richmond

Officials Say Bland Should Not Have Been Arrested

Two Texas lawmakers said Sandra Bland should have never been arrested after watching the video of the traffic stop taken from the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper’s car that was shown in a closed door meeting before being released to the public.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Paul Hudson

Senators Show Interest in Ditching Margins Tax

As a key Senate committee prepares to hear public testimony on tax cut proposals Wednesday, senators expressed strong interest in repealing the state's unpopular margins tax on businesses, which has raised $4.7 billion annually.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

After Reforms, Student "Tickets" Decline

New court data show that the number of tickets written by public school police officers for student misbehavior has fallen 71 percent since new laws designed to reduce the procedure went into effect late last year.



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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 23, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry continued to work to get Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg to resign even after following through on the threat to veto money for the Public Integrity Unit.

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Todd Wiseman / Randall Chancellor / Jason Petersen / Stephen Payne

Rivalry Game Fundraising a Growing Political Trend

The Longhorns and Sooners won't be the only ones looking for a win this weekend in Dallas. More than 30 Texas legislators are hoping to turn the Red River Rivalry game into campaign cash.

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