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

A $5.5 Billion Shift in Who Pays for Public Education in Texas

Fast-rising property values in Texas can be hard on local taxpayers, but they’re gravy to the state government. Because...

Analysis: The Fight Over Local Control Turns to Representation — and Lobbyists

Efforts to bar local governments from hiring outside lobbyists or joining associations that lobby the state government are gaining steam, after falling...

Working Political Angles Instead of Solving Problems

Between winter electricity blackouts, a haphazard rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and the Texas government’s overall response to the pandemic over the last...

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Texas, along with a ranking of who’s most...

Who gets the first batch of vaccines? And the second, and the third? This political snaggle starts with very...

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...

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