Todd Wiseman

The Brief: May 29, 2015

The Dallas Morning News takes a detailed look at the evolution of the deal on tax cuts this session and finds that at a few critical junctures, the deal almost derailed entirely.

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Bob Daemmrich

The Brief: May 21, 2015

Budget conferees on Wednesday settled on funding levels for public education and border security, but big decisions on property tax cuts and roads funding remain for Thursday.

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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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Callie Richmond

The Brief: Feb. 4, 2015

The ability of Austin tech firm 21CT to secure a $20 million Medicaid fraud software contract through a no-bid program run by the state's Department of Information Resources drew intense scrutiny from Senate budget writers on Tuesday.

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Graphic by T. Wiseman / M. Babcock / G. Gaffney / S. Kloo / J. Weaver

Institute's Report Says Texting While Driving Unsafe by Any Means

In the midst of a battle among lawmakers over a bill to ban texting while driving, a new report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute suggests that voice-to-text technology is no safer than typing out a text message.

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