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Out of the public eye, it seems former President Donald Trump's recent announcement of Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate has raised eyebrows within Texas Republican circles.  Vance, author of the bestselling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy," diverts from the long held free market, anti-regulatory principles. Austin political consultant Matt Mackowiak told the Houston Chronicle, "The free-market side of the...

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Ken Paxton Really Doesn’t Want Districts to Talk Against Vouchers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is currently on a crusade to punish any school district...

San Antonio Schools Face Budget Crisis Amid State Funding Failures

San Antonio school districts, like those across Texas, are bearing the burden of the state...

Texas Public Schools Will Get More Money If They Use Biblical Curriculum

Texas public schools could soon get a $60 per student bonus if the use a...

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Nation’s First Religious Charter School

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has blocked what was set to become the nation’s first religious...

Patrick Promises 10 Commandments In Texas Schools

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has promised the Texas Senate would pass a bill mandating the...

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Texas Has Second Worst Women’s Healthcare in Nation

A new study from the Commonwealth Fund shows that Texas ranks almost dead last when it comes to women’s health issues. Only Mississippi is worse. It’s a source of constant frustration that Texas has one...

Can Federal Funding Save Teachers’ Healthcare Insurance?

With increases to public school funding seemingly frozen by the state’s leadership as the result of a fight between the legislature and the Governor over vouchers, public school districts are being forced to find...

Potential Supreme Court Decision On Idaho Emergency Abortions May Influence Texas Ban

The US Supreme Court is poised to permit emergency abortions in Idaho, according to a Blooberg report. This decision could have significant implications for states with strict abortion bans like Texas.  According to Bloomberg, a...

Infant Mortality Spikes In Texas After Abortion Ban

Critics of Texas’s near-total ban on abortion claimed that the law would only create more death, not lessen it. A new study shows that is accurate. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...

Both Texas Senators Fail To Protect IVF

Two bills came before the U.S. Senate this week that were supposed to protect in-vitro fertilization, one of them written by Texas’s own Sen. Ted Cruz. Both failed to pass, leaving the fate of...

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Texas GOP Mixed On Vance As Running Mate

Out of the public eye, it seems former President Donald Trump's recent announcement of Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as his running mate has raised eyebrows within Texas Republican circles.  Vance, author of the bestselling memoir...

Top Migrant Child House Faces Disturbing Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The Justice Department Department sued Southwest Key Programs Inc., the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S., accusing employees of sexually abusing and harassing children in their care over at least...

Abbott Criticizes Biden and Border Policies At RNC

Gov. Greg Abbott gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, escalating his attacks on the Biden administration and vowing to end illegal immigration. This speech comes as Abbott is gaining more national recognition as...

School Vouchers Were Supposed To Save Taxpayer Money. Instead They Blew A Massive Hole...

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In 2022, Arizona pioneered the...

Republicans Slam Trump’s Attempt To Disassociate From Project 2025

After Donald Trump distanced himself from project 2025, a far-right plan to transform the U.S. into an authoritarian regime, Republicans are saying his efforts are “preposterous,” because the people who wrote the plan worked...

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