Publication: The Texas Tribune

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Patrick, Castro Exchange Blows Over Immigration

Sen. Dan Patrick, r, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro debate immigration at Univision on April 15, 2014.SAN ANTONIO — As they traded barbs during a televised debate on Tuesday night, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick and San Antonio ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Video: Video: Patrick, Castro Face Off Over Immigration Issues

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Patrick, R-Houston, went head to head on immigration and border security on Univision, in a Tuesday night event moderated by Trib CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith. ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Advocates Urge Gov. Perry to Ban Tasers in Schools

After a Round Rock high school resource officer used a Taser on a 16-year-old student to stop a fight Monday , some youth advocates on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Rick Perry , urging him to ban the use of Tasers and pepper spray in public schools.“Use ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Davis Continues Attacks on Abbott's Education Proposals

Enlarge photo by: Marjorie Kamys CoteraTexas gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Wendy Davis speaks to press following an education rally in Austin, Texas on April 14thFollowing a morning of debate on standardized testing, Democratic gubernatorial candidate ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

The Brief: April 15, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, and State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican who is running for lieutenant governor, are set to debate immigration policy in Castro's hometown on April 15.The Big ConversationJulián Castro and Dan Patrick square ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Analysis: For Libertarians, "Small D" Democracy

Chairman Pat Dixon presiding at the Libertarian Party of Texas state convention in Temple on April 12, 2014.TEMPLE — You can get on the state’s November general election ballot with fewer votes than it takes to get on the vestry of many churches. The ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Committee Will Examine Effectiveness of Foster Care Redesign Program

Enlarge photo illustration by: Todd Wiseman / Karolina Michalak / Felipe HadlerApril McWilliams remembers her four years in foster care, spent between three different El Paso homes, as tumultuous.At 14, she was briefly placed with a family she said was ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Ahead of November, Both Parties Hone Women's Health Messages

As opponents of strict abortion regulations protested at the Texas Capitol last summer, many vowed that voters would remember come November which side of the issue lawmakers fell on.They're getting some help from Planned Parenthood’s new Texas-based advocacy ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Calculator Directive for 8th-Graders Draws Concerns

As the state integrates a directive that requires eighth-graders in Texas public schools to have graphing calculators for STAAR testing , some poorer Texas school districts say that such mandates ignore the financial crunch that many districts are already ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

UT Regent Wallace Hall Case Referred to Travis County Prosecutors

Reference MaterialAllegations of potential criminal wrongdoing in the handling of private student information by University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall have been referred to Travis County prosecutors. The concerns were  raised in a recent  report ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to Texas Doctors

Enlarge graphic by: Todd Wiseman / Carlos Paes / Becca AaronsonTexas doctors who treat Medicare patients earned a combined $4.6 billion from the federal insurer of the elderly in 2012, with the state's ophthalmologists and oncologists raking in the most, according ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Analysis: Property Tax Irritation Includes a Fairness Question

Houston, TXWhile some in Texas politics would like to abolish property taxes, there are constant efforts to overhaul them, like the percolating effort to raise valuations of supposedly undervalued business properties in the state.It is not a new idea, ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]

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"Republicans have not done a good job of coming into the living rooms of Democrats and telling them what they believe" he said
“There’s a training issue to be discussed,” Lawrence said. "Let’s get everyone together to work out some of these issues and come up with a plan of action.”"
Ahead of November, Parties Hone Women's Health Messages : "With last session's divisive abortion debate as a backdrop, Democrats are getting help from the newly created Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Action Fund. Republicans, meanwhile, have their own group to tackle women's issues."
"Part of what we're doing is making sure it's not a small group of politicians that are essentially going to make decisions for Texans" Gutierrez said

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Patrick, Castro Exchange Blows Over Immigration [Published The Texas Tribune - 7 hours ago]
Video: Video: Patrick, Castro Face Off Over Imm... [Published The Texas Tribune - 9 hours ago]
Advocates Urge Gov. Perry to Ban Tasers in Schools [Published The Texas Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Video: Livestream: Patrick, Castro Face Off Ove... [Published The Texas Tribune - 12 hours ago]
The Brief: April 15, 2014 [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
Ahead of November, Both Parties Hone Women's He... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
Committee Will Examine Effectiveness of Foster ... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
Analysis: For Libertarians, "Small D" Democracy [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
Calculator Directive for 8th-Graders Draws Conc... [Published The Texas Tribune - 23 hours ago]
Davis Continues Attacks on Abbott's Education P... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
UT Regent Wallace Hall Case Referred to Travis ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
The Brief: April 14, 2014 [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
Analysis: Property Tax Irritation Includes a Fa... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
Medicare Data Shines Light on Billions Paid to ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
Criticism of Water Policy Flows From Conservatives [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 14 2014]
Inside Texas Politics: Rollouts, Reboots and Ac... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
Railroads Filling Void as Oil Pipeline Falls Short [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 13 2014]
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Texas Banking Chief Issues Rules for Bitcoin [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 12 2014]
Video: Judge Denies Homeowners' Efforts to Halt... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
Analysis: Smitherman Lost, but Stays in Game [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
The Brief: April 11, 2014 [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
Giving Up on Red Tape, Some Doctors Turn to Cas... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
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Video: Newsreel: Dewhurst Gets Dumped, UT Regen... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
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Hardin: Impeachment Recommendations Up to Commi... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
Abortion Providers Petition 5th Circuit to Revi... [Published The Texas Tribune - Apr 10 2014]
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