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Michael King

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News Editor Michael King has reported on city and state politics for the Chronicle since 2000. He was educated at Indiana University and Yale, and from 1977 to 1985 taught at UT-Austin. He has been the editor of the Houston Press and The Texas Observer, and has reported and written widely on education, politics, and cultural subjects.

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What's So Special?

Gov. Perry calls a special session, and pits property taxes against schoolchildren

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

A Special Agenda

The leading proposals focus on cutting taxes and finding substitute funds

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

The Batting Order

The major players in the special session feature a range of motives

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

On the Lege

The first days of the special session feature a rhetorical slugfest between the governor and the comptroller

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

Tomstown Suits Go Forward

A Travis Co. judge declines TRMPAC's motions for summary judgment

News Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Perry Makes the Call

The long-awaited special session on school finance begins this week

News Feature, Apr. 16, 2004

Tits for Tots

The governor rolls out his school finance plan, starring smoking, gambling, Desirée, and Ecstasy

News Column, Apr. 16, 2004

AISD Casts a Wider Blueprint

The Austin ISD announced its expansion of the Blueprint Initiative to LBJ and Reagan high schools

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2004

The Tomstown Tom-Toms

The DA snaps back at "harassment" by GOP attack dogs

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2004

The State's Schoolyard Spats

Perry, Dewhurst, and Gallego all have their own plans

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2004

Suffer the Little Children

The Lege cutbacks to CHIP and social services have little to do with fiscal conservatism

News Column, Apr. 9, 2004

Naked City

The Bug Man hits up his friends for his anticipated legal defense fund

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

Naked City

Lege leaders talk at length about their mutually exclusive goals

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2004

Kill the Messenger!

In the Tomstown counterattack, the GOP spin doctors are pointing the finger in every direction

News Column, Apr. 2, 2004

Naked City

GOP players get the vapors over side issues in the scandal

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2004

Naked City

The state proposes rules to make it even harder for poor families to get health care

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2004

What School Finance Crisis?

The Lege considers school finance, and recommends ways to cut wages and fire teachers

News Column, Mar. 26, 2004

Welcome to Tomstown

In the burgeoning Tomstown scandal, you can't tell the players or the plot without a program

News Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

Naked City

Rick Perry waves at public school finance on his way to Italy

News Feature, Mar. 19, 2004

Tweaking the Elephant's Booty

The TRMPAC lawsuit rumbles into Travis Co. court

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Naked City

The governor calls attention to things he'd rather not be discussed

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2004

Good Enough for Your Kid

The Lege considers the cost of an "adequate" public school education

News Column, Mar. 12, 2004

Nader Does the Texas Two-Step

The newest presidential candidate meets his supporters – and detractors – in Austin

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2004

'It's Time to Give Them Another Jolt'

Ralph Nader stops to chat in Austin

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2004

Naked City

Nobody voted for it, but insta-teacher certification is now the law

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2004

Naked City

John Kerry rolls over John Edwards for the Democratic presidential nomination

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2004

Sharpstown vs. Tomstown

Will "Tomstown" be as big as Sharpstown?

News Column, Mar. 5, 2004

What They Saw at the 69th Lege

The issues facing Texas, then and (still) now

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2004

Naked City

The governor's political, not personal, sleeping arrangements deserve exposure

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2004

Blaming It on Ralph, Again

The real question remains: How do we replace this two-horse scam?

News Column, Feb. 27, 2004

Elsewhere, They Have Congressmen

The congressional landscape, Tom DeLay style

News Feature, Feb. 20, 2004

A Failure of Intelligence

It won't do just to point fingers at Bush for the lies about Iraq

News Column, Feb. 20, 2004

Barrientos on CD 25

Austin's state senator defends his endorsement of Leticia Hinojosa

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2004

The ABBA Beat Goes On

Kerry rolls on, Clark drops out, and Bush gibbers like an idiot

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2004

Naked City

The district has more to do, the board says, but the superintendent gets a good appraisal

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2004

Austin @ Large: Unequal Farce

The 'Statesman' leaps to its own defense … and crashes on takeoff

News Column, Feb. 13, 2004

Naked City

Legislators take dictation from the fair-and-balanced Texas Public Policy Foundation

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2004

Naked City

The new education commissioner has 'chosen' to accept 'school choice'

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2004

Will It Float?

Bring out the slots and dancing girls – the Governor wants excellence!

News Column, Feb. 6, 2004

Naked City

The board adopts a new "compromise" principal-selection process

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2004

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