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Jim Malewitz The Texas Tribune

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Hegar: Harvey response will strain Texas budget, shouldn’t slow economy

October 10, 2017Hurricane Harvey, whose winds and record rains devastated Gulf Coast communities, will probably not wallop Texas’ economy in the long run, state...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton under probe for legal defense gift

October 5, 2017A district attorney has been probing whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton broke any laws by accepting a $100,000 gift from a...

Amid opioid investigation, Texas and other states demand drug company documents

September 19, 2017As communities nationwide grapple with opioid addiction, Texas and a coalition of 40 other states have served investigative subpoenas and other requests...

New law lets Texas drivers help tackle the state’s rape kit testing backlog

September 18, 2017State Rep. Victoria Neave agrees that everyday Texans shouldn't have to pass around a figurative hat to help rape victims get justice;...

Harvey’s winds and rain disrupt Texas agriculture

August 30, 2017Like many of his neighbors, Robby Reed had high hopes for his cotton fields in 2017. “It was going to be my best...

Employee Retirement System of Texas lowers expectations, worrying workers

August 23, 2017Trustees for the Employee Retirement System of Texas voted Wednesday to decrease earnings assumptions for its $26 billion trust fund, a rare...

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags’ removal of Confederate flag

August 21, 2017Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller — the cowboy-hat wearing Republican known for wading deep into partisan and cultural divides — is furious...

With two days left in special session, Comptroller finds extra $196 million

August 15, 2017Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Tuesday delivered some welcome news to weary state lawmakers: Their coffers should be richer than he previously...

Texas House approves one crackdown on mail-in ballot fraud, but pushes repeal of another

August 9, 2017Two months ago, Texas lawmakers quietly did something rare in this statehouse: They sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill designed to make...

Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case

July 23, 2017A Texas Senate panel approved a measure Sunday aiming to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud — largely through increased penalties.  “Mail-ballot voting...

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