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During the Senate Finance Committee’s first public education hearing Monday, senators seemed open to reconsidering the core metric used to determine how much money the state gives schools per student, a switch that many school districts say would result in millions in additional funding. Several senators questioned Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath on...
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Texas Legislature

Could Vouchers Lead To Homeschooling Of Texas Children In Neo-Nazi Ideologies?

As the Texas Legislature debates bills in both chambers that could result in...

House Committee Interim Report Previews Texas Legislative Action On Education

In March of 2022 Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan tasked the...

Patrick’s Broken Promise for Rural Education

Far-right Texas Republicans continue to push an unpopular school voucher program in the...

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Elections

Why Were 75% Of Texas Voters Under 30 Missing From The Midterms Totals?

Only 25 percent of young registered voters cast their ballots in Texas this...

Texas Supreme Court Rules that Late-Cast Ballots Will Be Counted Despite Paxton’s Challenge

Late this afternoon, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that...

Texas Judge Bars League of Women Voters from Registering New Citizens to Vote

U.S. District Judge Charles Eskridge prevented the nonpartisan voting rights group the League...

Campaign Finance

What US Senate Races Have Received Texas Money?

This election cycle Texas has been sparing no expense. And while top-of-the-ticket races...

Never A Perfect Candidate: Criminally Indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton

When comparing the 2022 statewide races to 2018’s, we see a clear uptick...

Who Are Texas’ Top Legislative Fundraisers?

New campaign finance reports released this week by candidates for the Texas Legislature...

Abbott & Beto Make Texas History, Most Expensive Governor’s Race Ever

When comparing the 2022 statewide races to 2018’s, we see a clear uptick...

O’Rourke Out-Raises Gov. Greg Abbott’s Gigantic War Chest

Texas' third straight fundraising period is officially over, thus making this year’s gubernatorial...

Education

Texas University Systems To Freeze Tuition If Given $1 Billion In Funding

Given the size of the Texas state budget surplus of over $32 billion,...

Dutton On Calls To Axe STAAR Test: “We Don’t Need To Listen To Them”

Hopes that the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test would...

Texas GOP Once Again Proposes School Voucher Programs In Austin

As the 88th Texas Legislative session begins in Austin this week, Republican lawmakers...

Healthcare

Thousands Of Texas Children Could Lose Health Insurance In 2023 If Legislature Doesn’t Expand Medicaid

Texas has the highest rate of children without medical insurance in the country....

Non-Medical Home Remediation Study Could Be Game-Changer For Texas Medicaid Patients

Evidence from a recent national study of Medicaid benefits shows that newly implemented...

What New Mental Health Legislation Might Look Like in 2023

After a resounding success in the midterms, Texas Republicans are highly unlikely to...

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U.S. Senator Urges Apple, Google To Kick TikTok Out Of App Stores

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - TikTok, owned by China's ByteDance, should be removed from app stores run by Apple Inc AAPL.O and Alphabet's GOOGL.O Google because the short video social media app poses a risk to national security,...

Non-binary Bonbons? Or Just Chocolate? M&M Spokescandies Say Farewell

On Monday, the beloved M&M’s spokescandies, which had been the face of M&M’s for years, said one final goodbye. The candy company will be abandoning their colorful mascots because they are too...

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