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Edgar Walters is the health and human services reporter and an associate editor for The Texas Tribune.

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

From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen want to raise the state sales tax in order to...

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...

Texas House approves 2020-21 budget plan, with extra $9 billion for school finance, property...

Texas House Appropriations Chairman John Zerwas, R-Richmond, talks with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on March 27, 2019, as the House took up the budget...

Texas House committee backs budget plan with extra $9 billion for school finance, property...

House Appropriations Chair John Zerwas is shown during a 2018 interview with The Texas Tribune. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune A panel of House budget...

Texas counties removed 14 voters from the rolls in citizenship review

Long lines for the start of early voting snaked around the parking at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center near downtown Houston on Monday, Oct. 22,...

A federal safety net funds health care for uninsured Texans. Time is running short...

Kristal Macaluso, a phlebotomist at Western Hills Clinic, reorganizes medical supplies at the clinic, part of MHMR of Tarrant County. Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas...

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