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Three current board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas have contributed thousands of dollars to Gov. Greg Abbott's campaigns over the last 10 years. Lori Cobos, Chief Executive and Public Counsel for the Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) and ex-officio member of ERCOT, donated $1,050 to Abbott's campaign three months...
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Texas Legislature

Hearings on Winter Storm Uri to Begin

After millions of Texans were left without power and more than a dozen...

Will Texas Cut Funding to Public Schools Because of Low Attendance During the Pandemic?

In the fall semester of 2020 the Texas Education Agency (TEA) made a...

What the Texas Government is Doing for Disaster Prep

The recent winter storm catastrophe that hit Texas left dozens dead, with the...
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Elections

Gov. Abbott Approval Ratings Continue to Slide

A recent online survey conducted by The Hobby School of Public Affairs at...

Paxton Election Lawsuit Drafted by Trump’s Team

In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a controversial lawsuit against the...

Yes, Governor, We Need to Vet National Guard Members for the Inauguration

Governor Greg Abbott tweeted on Monday that the idea of vetting National Guard members, particularly...

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ERCOT Board Members Donations to Abbott

Three current board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas have contributed...

Texas Senators With Most Cash on Hand

Under Texas law, state elected officials are required to submit periodic financial disclosures....

Who’s on the Frequent (Delinquent) Filer List?

If there’s anyone in Texas who should follow the law above all others,...

Top 10 Texas PACs With the Most Cash on Hand

After a very expensive 2020 general election fight over control of the Texas...

The Battle for the Texas House Hinges on Cold, Hard Cash

Democrat Texas House candidates running in battleground races outdid their Republican opponents in...

Education

The Texas Legislature and Funding for HB 3

In May of 2019 the Texas Legislature passed the now historic House Bill...

Texas School Districts Struggle to Hire Substitute Teachers

Across the country substitute teachers are in demand. The lack of substitute teachers...

Could Texas Schools be Shortchanged Due to COVID-19?

With the beginning of the second semester, it remains unclear whether Texas public...

Healthcare

Mental Health Curriculum to help Texas Kids

Can a mental health curriculum prevent violence in Texas schools? Two mental health...

Eight months into the pandemic, this women’s health clinic in rural Texas struggles to meet demand for care

BROWNWOOD — Women come from more than one hundred miles away to Building...

March of Dimes Report Shows Texas Ranked at the Bottom for Infant Mortality

Texas has an infant mortality problem. The March of Dimes 2020 report card,...

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Opinions

Opinion: Back to School Means Being Afraid of School Shootings Again

My home office is right next to my daughter’s bedroom, so while I work I can often hear the background noise of her remote-matriculating through the sixth grade through the wall. Most...

Opinion: Medicaid Expansion Good for Business

Say you were told that every dollar you contribute toward a cause would be matched with $9. Sounds like a pretty good deal, doesn’t it? This is the deal...

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