Politics

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Lawmakers Seeking "Texas Solution" to Medicaid Reform

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.

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Tamir Kalifa

The Evening Brief: March 7, 2013

Your evening reading: former Perry aide received six-figure bonus; protesters rally to allow Planned Parenthood back in Women's Health Program; Cruz wants law banning domestic drone attacks

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The Brief: March 7, 2013

Texas' two U.S. senators on Wednesday helped stage one of the longest old-fashioned filibusters in years.

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The Evening Brief: March 6, 2013

Your evening reading: GOP state senator proposes temporary sales tax hike for transportation; Cornyn and Cruz join filibuster of CIA nominee; House group wants to repeal waiting period for abortions

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Todd Wiseman

The Brief: March 6, 2013

Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday attempted to ramp up the pressure on Gov. Rick Perry to expand Medicaid in Texas.

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Todd Wiseman

The Evening Brief: March 5, 2013

Your evening reading: Senate passes Medicaid IOU bill after school finance debate; protesters rally for Medicaid expansion; House Republicans file "fetal pain" bill

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 4, 2013

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll contains some good news for both Rick Perry and Greg Abbott.

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Todd Wiseman

TribCast: New Guys, Battleground Texas and Voting Rights

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.

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