Wendy Davis

 Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 11, 2015

The news organization Breitbart Texas confirmed that it has received footage of lawmakers shot by a nonprofit tied to conservative causes, but it has no plans to release any of it before the end of the legislative session in three weeks.

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 Bob Daemmrich

Wendy Davis Fined for Ethics Violation

The Texas Ethics Commission has fined former state Sen. Wendy Davis $5,000 after finding "credible evidence" she failed to disclose her relationship with two lobbyists on financial disclosure forms filed during her 2012 re-election campaign.

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 Todd Wiseman

The Brief: April 21, 2015

The House gave the OK on Monday to legislation overhauling the way public corruption cases are handled in the state, but not before criticism that the new mechanism creates "a new protected class" of elected officials.

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 Trey Ratcliff

The Brief: March 6, 2015

To close the week, we highlight a couple of trend stories detailing the continued population boom in the Lone Star State.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Ethics Bill Would Shed Light on Contracts

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, a leading advocate of ethics reform in the notoriously unrestrained Texas Legislature, filed legislation Tuesday designed to shed more light on lawmakers who make money off of government contracts.

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 Brandi Korte / Frack Free Denton

Dissecting Denton: How One City Banned Fracking

State lawmakers, the oil and gas industry and national environmental groups are asking deep questions about Denton, home to two universities, 277 gas wells and, now, thanks to a group of local activists, Texas’ first ban on fracking.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

For Molly White, Abortion Changed Everything

When Molly White takes office in January, she will immediately be one of the Texas House’s most conservative members. But to a degree unique among her new colleagues, ending abortion is White’s personal and political passion.

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 Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: Nov. 13, 2014

Wendy Davis' rout was foretold by a couple of Democratic strategists who despaired nearly a year ago over the direction in which the Democratic gubernatorial candidate was taking her campaign.

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