Politics

Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Agenda Texas: Campbell Reflects on Session So Far

On the latest Agenda Texas, from KUT News and the Tribune: What's it like being a freshman lawmaker in the Texas Legislature? We talked to state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, about her first session under the dome.

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Ivan Pierre Aguirre

El Paso Power Plant Draws Opposition

Citing the need for more power to meet the demands of a burgeoning community, El Paso Electric plans to build a natural gas power plant. But a legislator has joined forces with a coalition of residents intent to fight the project.

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Data App: Ethics Explorer

With the addition of more than a dozen statewide elected officials to our Lawmaker Explorer — including Attorney General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs and the state's railroad commissioners and Supreme Court justices — we're renaming it the Ethics Explorer.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: April 2, 2013

Your evening reading: Cruz's plans for South Carolina speech stir speculation; Williams says state will move to A-F grading system for schools; House lawmakers question CPRIT Foundation's decision to rebrand

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 2, 2013

A clash of political heavyweights has pounded new urgency into the debate over Medicaid expansion in Texas.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: April 1, 2013

Your evening reading: press conferences highlight Medicaid expansion debate; FBI assisting Kaufman County murder investigation; House freshmen target budget to free up money for retired teachers

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The Brief: April 1, 2013

Dueling events at the Capitol today will pit Texas' top Republicans against the state's two highest-profile Democrats.

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Callie Richmond

Gun Control Just Got Stricter? Come to Texas!

UPDATED: As debates over gun control intensify across the nation, state senators on Tuesday tentatively approved a measure allowing Gov. Rick Perry to offer economic incentives to gun manufacturers that want to move to Texas.

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