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The Brief: Perry Amps Up 2016 Prep Work & The Day Ahead: Texas Legislature

By John Reynolds   The Big Conversation A story published over the weekend by the D.C-based political news organization Politico…

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Lawmakers Approve $86 Million For Border Surge

By Aman Batheja The state-funded buildup of law enforcement at the Texas border will continue into next year, as officials…

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Prop 1 Passed. Now What?

By Aman Batheja Texas Officials Debating How to Spend Prop 1 Money   Eighty percent of Texas voters approved a…

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GOP Leaders Divided On Immigration Crackdown In Texas

By Jay Root Though they appear to be universally outraged by President Obama’s executive order affecting millions of undocumented immigrants,…

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ENERGY: The Risks And Rewards Of Keystone XL

By, Michael Webber Amid the back-and-forth in Congress recently over the Keystone XL pipeline, which will ship fuel from Canadian oil sands to…

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How To Fix Property Taxes: Get Rid Of Them

By, Talmadge Heflin Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation   With the 84th Texas…

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Don’t Let Data Fail Texas Students

By: María Robledo Montecel CEO of the Intercultural Development Research Association   Here’s The Good News About Dropout Rates In Texas:…

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Still At Abbott’s Side, Hodge Readies For A New Role

By Reeve Hamilton After his decisive election as the next governor of Texas earlier this month, one of Greg Abbott’s…

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Immigration Plan And Texas’ 1.46 Million Undocumented Immigrants

By Julián Aguilar *Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.  President Obama on Thursday made good on his promise…

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Textbook Battles Heat Up As SBOE Approval Nears

By Morgan Smith A conservative grassroots group formed by a San Antonio man with ties to a national anti-Muslim organization…

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