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Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune.

Analysis: What do Texas voters want? Meat and potatoes, apparently. And cleaner elections.

A poll nestled between the end of a Texas legislative session and the beginning of what promises to be a tumultuous 2020...

Analysis: Texas conservatives, in search of a new nemesis

When longtime U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy died in 2009, an irreverent Texas political consultant predicted the people who raise money for the...

Analysis: What’s a botched voter purge between friends?

So a governor of Texas appoints a new secretary of state who immediately gets into trouble with an amateurish attempt to purge...

Analysis: Do as they say, not as they do

The Texas Legislature did a lot in the 86th regular session, especially if you judge by their...

Analysis: Welcome to Hell Week for the Texas Legislature

Emree Weaver / The Texas Tribune Here at the beginning of a week in which most bills in the Texas Legislature will die, the big...

Texas House committee signs off on controversial election bill

State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, listens to testimony on Senate Bill 9 from Mark Cundall with Rev Up Texas. Cundall spoke in opposition...

Analysis: When Texas lawmakers talk about “election security,” trust but verify

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Editor's note: If you'd like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey's column, click here. It’s hard to trust lawmakers...

Analysis: The Texas House is handcuffing property tax relief to education reforms

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, meet with other state representatives on the house floor on April 11, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez...

Analysis: Why cable companies and Texas cities are duking it out at the Capitol

Austin City Council members and staff listen to testimony on paid sick leave on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The Legislature is considering bills that...

Analysis: Asking Texas voters to swap higher sales taxes for property tax cuts

House Public Education Committee Chair Dan Huberty is talking to legislators about raising the state sales tax by a penny, to 7.25 percent, and...

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