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Richard Whittaker

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @YorkshireTX

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats include education, the legislature, and film news. He has also been covering roller derby since 2007, the longest run for any mainstream journalist.

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On the Road (and Rail) Again

Watson's take on transportation reform

News Column, Feb. 20, 2009

The Topless Tax Sequel, Part III

The Lege's Titty Tax refuses to die

News Feature, Feb. 20, 2009

Some Chairs Are More Equal Than Others

Floor fight over House Committees raises the specter of Tom Craddick over Speaker Straus

News Daily, Feb. 18, 2009 4:18 PM

"Buddy, Can You Spare $50?"

GOP passes the hat for anti-stimulus radio ad

News Daily, Feb. 18, 2009 11:56 AM

TXRG Goes Nonprofit

Flat-track derby league to 'focus on training rather than worrying about bottom-line profits'

Sports Daily, Feb. 18, 2009 11:31 AM

Gamecocks and Fan Dances

Ex-video game CEO comes to the rescue of Burlesque for Peace

News Daily, Feb. 18, 2009 7:50 AM

Maldonado: School Time for Lawmakers

Round Rock Dem files first bills as sole author

News Daily, Feb. 17, 2009 5:00 PM

Christian Champions the Chickens

Legislator from Center files bill to bust cockfighting rings

News Daily, Feb. 17, 2009 1:30 PM

Libertarians: DC Dems and GOP "Socialists"

LPT Chair Patrick Dixon slams Republicans (yet again) as not real conservatives

News Daily, Feb. 16, 2009 1:53 PM

Legeland Goes Tweet

Capitol coverage to go (mostly typo-free)

News Daily, Feb. 13, 2009 11:56 AM

Inside the House of Straus

More footage from inside the speaker's office

News Daily, Feb. 13, 2009 10:48 AM

Straus Offers Welcome to His House

Nosy reporters snoop around the speaker's apartment

News Column, Feb. 13, 2009

Craddick's Computer Files Wiped Clean

With Craddick gone, who needs Milton Rister?

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2009

BFI Waste Flows Downhill

New flow numbers on BFI site may help opposition

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2009

Balanced House, Balanced Committees

So how equitable was the equitable split Straus promised?

News Daily, Feb. 13, 2009 12:08 AM

House Committees Announced

Speaker Straus says assignments "will draw upon the House's wisdom and experience"

News Daily, Feb. 12, 2009 12:51 PM

Revenge of the Return of the Titty Tax

Legislators want third swipe at fee condemned as unconstitutional by district court

News Daily, Feb. 12, 2009 11:30 AM

Getting Film Incentives to Pay Off

Film Commission director Bob Hudgins talks about proposed reforms to the incentive program

News Daily, Feb. 10, 2009 4:11 PM

Texas Senators Skip Stimulus Votes

Cornyn misses cloture vote to attend fundraiser Monday after Hutchison absent for Friday votes

News Daily, Feb. 10, 2009 9:31 AM

Straus on Film

Footage from House Speaker Joe Straus' Friday morning open house

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2009 3:27 PM

Rowling's Resignation

Highlights of the UTIMCO chair's brutal Senate Finance Committee dust-up

News Daily, Feb. 8, 2009 10:06 AM

Tora Bora Pete

Criticism flies after Republican Texas Congressman Sessions compares own party to Taliban

News Daily, Feb. 7, 2009 11:09 AM

Patrick's Ill-Considered Pull Quote

Houston senator delivers web sneer to his new committee chair

News Daily, Feb. 7, 2009 1:07 AM

Filling the Seats

With Senate committees already meeting, when will the House get appointments?

News Daily, Feb. 6, 2009 9:15 AM

Big Tex Budget Blues

The money debate begins: 'Every Texan for himself' vs. 'All in this together'

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

House Committees

Less is more

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

Strama Steers Clean Car Bill

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

Dukes Moves to Boost Film Incentives

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

Senate: Patrick Gets Promoted

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

TPWD Film: Watching the Rivers Flow

Texas Parks & Wildlife hopes a new documentary will encourages Texans – and legislatures – to conserve

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

Coleman: Perry Slow on State Schools

Legislative Study Group chair asks why governor has left fixing state residential facilities to legislature

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2009 8:00 AM

Won't Somebody Think About the Children?

Statewide kids advocacy groups spend day on outreach to legislators

News Daily, Feb. 4, 2009 4:44 PM

Intellectual Property Half Off

UT-area store latest book shop to close in Austin

Books Daily, Feb. 3, 2009 8:35 PM

Perry Issues Emergency Items Request

Governor asks lege for more cash for hurricane insurance, state schools, and high-tech detectors for police

News Daily, Feb. 3, 2009 4:24 PM

House Explodes in Hyde Park

Blast shakes buildings after report of gas leak

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2009 9:48 PM

State Agencies Asked for Savings

Speaker, Lt. Gov. looking to cut 2.5% from current general revenue budget

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2009 2:44 PM

Senate Committees Announced

Lt. Gov releases committee appointments with few changes for Travis delegation

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2009 7:59 PM

Delisi Jingles the Keys to TxDOT's Highways

TxDOT board Chair Delisi delicately lays out goals for agency

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2009

TPPF: Sneering at Workers and 'Blowing Up' Public Policy

At its annual conference, the Texas Public Policy Foundation sticks to its mantra of less government, fewer taxes

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2009

Is Wig Powder an Office Expense?

Good spirits prevail in closing minutes of House rules debate

News Daily, Jan. 29, 2009 10:59 AM

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