is a reporter for the Texas Tribune. He previously worked for the Houston Chronicle's Austin bureau. He graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He originally is from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Texas Republican Party's platform – a 26-page document covering the party's official positions on everything from tax reform to bathroom regulations – is being touted more boldly by the the party's new chairman.
A review of Gov. Greg Abbott's schedule during May provides a glimpse into the final stretch of the legislative session, where the governor tried in vain to bring together lawmakers to avoid a special session.
Late last year, after two Texas electors went rogue, top Republicans rallied around bills to "bind" Texas Electoral College members to the result of the statewide popular vote. Those bills never made it to the governor.
At a highly anticipated hearing with James Comey, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spent much of his time questioning the fired former FBI Director about an incident related to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Abbott said that after legislators address a bill to keep some state agencies from shuttering, he'll add another 19 items to the agenda.