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Michael Quinn Sullivan releases secretly recorded audio of his meeting with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen

BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK, EMMA PLATOFF AND PATRICK SVITEK Months after disclosing it existed, hardline conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan on Tuesday released his recording of a controversial meeting with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
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Democratic super PAC, GOP candidate to run first TV ads in key Texas House special election

Vote signs outside early voting locations in Austin on Feb. 23, 2014. Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune BY PATRICK SVITEK The first TV ads are set to air in the
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GOP “Texodus” in the State House

In recent months, news of retirements by six Republican members of the Texas congressional delegation has led some opponents to declare a GOP “Texodus.” The same is starting to happen at the state level with Republicans in the Texas House.
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Texas’ cost of unexpanded Medicaid

By JEF ROUNER For years Gov. Greg Abbott has asserted that expanding Medicaid would leave Texas on the hook if the federal government stops paying its share. Texas elected officials’
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Texas schools get an ‘F’ for lead levels in drinking water

By ALEX WUKMAN Some Texas schools have toxic drinking water. The Texas Public Interest Research Group and Environment Texas Research and Policy Center recently issued a joint analysis of water
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Secret Dennis Bonnen recording of alleged quid pro quo coming out next week, activist says

From left: House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and state Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, at a bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 2, in Austin on June 12, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The
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Texas cities and residents struggle with income inequality

By JEF ROUNER After 14 straight quarters of positive economic growth and an unemployment rate hovering around four percent, income inequality continues to grow in Texas thanks to a nationwide
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Weed of corruption bears bitter fruit all over Texas

By Chris Adams There’s no way to sugar coat it—the roots of public corruption run deep in Texas soil. From LBJ’s 1948 Box 13 scandal to the undoing of the
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Texas abruptly halts permitting process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

BY ALEX SAMUELS AND STACY FERNÁNDEZ A week into opening the application process for medical cannabis dispensaries to apply for permit in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety — without warning —
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Texas state representative wants college athletes to get paid

State Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) wants Texas’ college athletes to get paid to play. Leach’s proposal is modeled after one recently signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.  The
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