Politics

Illustration by Todd Wiseman

The Polling Center: A Seat for the Tea Party

Sentiment for the Tea Party remains strong within the GOP, but what started as an insurgent group is becoming just another — albeit important — part of the Republican Party in Texas.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Agenda Texas: Bond Rating Battle

On the latest Agenda Texas, from KUT News and the Tribune: Texas lawmakers are poised to spend billions out of the state's Rainy Day Fund, but some say tapping the fund will lower the state's bond rating. So what's the truth?

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Bob Daemmrich

The Evening Brief: April 15, 2013

Your evening reading: Perry calls for $1.6 billion in business tax relief; George P. Bush jabs at Obama in new campaign video; Perry launches ad campaign targeting Illinois businesses

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Evening Brief: April 12, 2013

Your evening reading: Perry talks re-election, backs dedicated car sales tax for transportation funding; Stockman bumper sticker stirs controversy; Railroad Commission chairman apologizes for retweeting noose image

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 11, 2013

With gun and immigration bills gaining new momentum in Washington, the spotlight has again fallen on Ted Cruz.

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The Polling Center: Texans Conservative on Concealed Carry

It's no shock that Texans tend to be more conservative when it comes to federal gun control measures. But Texans are also conservative in another, more literal sense when it comes to proposals seeking to reduce the requirements to carry a concealed handgun.

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Bob Daemmrich

Carona Sets the Stage for Hearing on Gambling Measure

"You never really know when a major issue like this will find a break or an opportunity to be passed," state Sen. John Carona said Monday of proposed legislation that could lead to the legalization of casino gambling in Texas.

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