Shelby Knowles

Martinez Fischer, Menéndez Meet Again

On major issues there's little daylight between San Antonio Democrats Trey Martinez Fischer and José Menéndez, but their rematch for a Texas Senate seat couldn't produce a greater divergence of styles.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Gets Another Try

A Texas Senate committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would forbid state or local governments from using public money to issue same-sex marriage licenses, reviving a proposal that died in the House earlier this month.

 

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Brief: April 3, 2015

A state auditor's report that looked into the controversial no-bid fraud detection software contract awarded to the technology firm 21CT revealed "operational defects" in how the state's health and human services agency awards contracts.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: April 1, 2015

It took more than 17 hours, but the House gave preliminary OK to a budget. Anticipated fights over vouchers and in-state tuition for undocumented students failed to materialize.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: March 11, 2015

State contracting has become one of the signature issues of the legislative session, but finding a fix won't be easy.

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Trey Ratcliff

The Brief: March 6, 2015

To close the week, we highlight a couple of trend stories detailing the continued population boom in the Lone Star State.

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Roy Luck

The Brief: March 5, 2015

Business interests told Senate budget writers on Wednesday that a tax relief plan focused on making changes to the business margins tax prioritized the wrong issue.

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