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Edgar Walters is the health and human services reporter and an associate editor for The Texas Tribune.
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How Years of Underfunding Public Health Left Texas Ill Prepared For The Pandemic

In the spring, as public health officials were beginning to see the novel coronavirus spreading in Texas, Danny Updike had bad news...

Texas Physicians are Losing Money During the Pandemic. They Want Lawmakers to Make Health...

Texas primary care doctors say they’re hemorrhaging cash and at risk of closing their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, and a new...

Coronavirus Testing in Texas Plummets As Schools Prepare to Reopen

The number of Texans being tested for the coronavirus has fallen sharply in recent weeks, a trend that has worried public health...

Texas Requests Federal Funding to Cover Coronavirus Testing for the Uninsured

Texas health officials announced Thursday they have requested federal funds to expand coverage for coronavirus testing for the uninsured.

5 Million Texans Lack Health Insurance. Here’s How That Complicates the Coronavirus Response.

Christian Gutierrez of Pearland owns and operates the Latin Dance Factory and has concerns about how the coronavirus will impact his business. Mark Felix...

Advocates Say Expanding Medicaid Could Help the Homeless. Greg Abbott Says He's Weighing Options.

Susan Peake lives at the state-run homeless encampment off U.S. Highway 183 in Austin. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

How would lawmakers' plan to hike sales taxes and drop property taxes affect Texans?

The rotunda at the state Capitol. At most there are 139 days left until the Legislature adjourns sine die. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers...

From Property Taxes to Teacher Pay, Here's How the Texas House and Senate Compare...

Behind closed doors at the Texas Capitol, a panel of House and Senate budget writers is negotiating which public programs will receive state funding...

A Texas sales tax increase would hit poor people the hardest

Texas’ Republican leadership wants to raise the taxes that consumers pay when they go shopping in order to lower the taxes that homeowners and...

Texas reports on state government efficiency were kept secret. We're publishing them.

Dennis Bonnen (center), then the presumptive House speaker, meets with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (right) and outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus at a Legislative...

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