Bob Daemmrich

Senate Approves State Employee Pension Funding Plan

The Texas Senate on Friday voted to beef up the state’s underfunded retirement system for state employees by adding about $440 million to the program, a plan that has received mixed reviews from state employee advocacy groups.

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KQED QUEST

The Brief: April 22, 2015

A shift in the public debate over the relationship between oil and gas production and earthquakes happened Tuesday with a new study in Texas and a turnabout by the Oklahoma government on the issue.

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Bob Daemmrich

Transparency Committee to Question UT System Officials

High-ranking University of Texas System officials are expected to appear before the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Wednesday to answer questions about recent developments at UT-Austin.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: July 9, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry will get his meeting today in Dallas with President Obama on border security, with much riding on the line for both men.

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Mark Graham

The Brief: July 2, 2014

Lawmakers had a busy Tuesday, with the safe storage of ammonium nitrate and the alleged influence of criminal cartels in the current immigration crisis among the topics addressed.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob Daemmrich

Political Landscape Shifts as Hall Inquiry Continues

As a lengthy legislative investigation of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall appears to be nearing an end, the 2014 elections and developments at the University of Texas System are adding new twists.

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Callie Richmond

The Brief: May 9, 2014

Ahead of a possible vote on impeachment on Monday, members of the House select committee investigating UT System Regent Wallace Hall appear split on how to proceed.

 

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Muliadi Soenaryo

AG's Opinion Sought on Cities' Plastic Bag Bans

A letter from a state lawmaker asks the attorney general's office to give an opinion on whether Texas cities' bans on plastic bags are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws.

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Michelle Ramos

The Evening Brief: Dec. 18, 2013

Your evening reading: horrible details emerge in lawsuit filed on behalf of woman searched by customs officials; Phil Wilson moves from TxDOT to LCRA; BP sues San Antonio lawyer for fraud in class-action suit from 2010 Gulf spill

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Callie Richmond / Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: Dec. 18, 2013

The House select committee investigating possible articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall meets Wednesday. And indications are that it could be the last meeting as the investigation moves toward a conclusion.

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