Texans favor ending federal oversight of state election laws, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And an overhaul of federal immigration laws that includes a pathway to citizenship for people who are now in the country illegally would have the support of a narrow majority.
As GOP governors across the country negotiate deals to draw down federal Medicaid dollars, long-resistant Texas Republicans are beginning to consider changes to the health program that might allow the state to tap into the funds.
Ross, Julián, Aman and Reeve review some results of the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, discuss soon-to-be Sen. Sylvia Garcia's victory in Senate District 6 and talk about security changes at the Governor's Mansion.
Texans haven't changed their overall views on the availability of abortions. But a majority favors a "fetal pain" proposal that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll has a bigger sample size than its predecessors — the better to see what various subgroups of Texans are thinking about politics and policy in the state.
Gov. Rick Perry would beat Attorney General Greg Abbott in a Republican race for governor held today, but a win in that race — if it actually comes to pass — isn't clearly in the hands of either candidate.
In the two months since Joaquin Castro was sworn into Congress, he has been getting even more attention than his identical twin, Julián Castro, the San Antonio mayor who gave the keynote at the Democratic National Convention.
In this week's Newsreel: The Supreme Court heard arguments in a voting rights case that could have a big impact on Texas, Republican legislators side with Gov. Rick Perry on Medicaid expansion, and voters will decide on Saturday who will represent Senate District 6.
Ross, Emily, Jim and Reeve discuss the attention Joaquin Castro and Ted Cruz are getting in Washington, D.C., the prospects for Battleground Texas' efforts to turn the state blue, and the battle over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has argued that Texans of all races strongly support voter ID. While this was true as recently as early 2011, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows that there has been a sea change.