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Richard Whittaker

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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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Sunsetting the Session

As sine die approaches, House faces stark choices over Sunset safety net bill, CHIP, and special sessions

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 2:57 PM

See You June 2?

Spitballing the odds and causes of a special session after the the House midnight meltdown

News Daily, Jun. 1, 2009 1:03 AM

Don't Shoot the Messenger

The list of bills that House members are deliberately trying to kill off

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 11:24 PM

The Sunset Shuffle

Legislature moves the massive Health and Human Services review back two years

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 8:20 PM

Emergency Resuscitation

CHIP expansion makes a last-minute recovery

News Daily, May. 31, 2009 4:50 PM

11th Hour Meltdown

Senate blows up as House refuses to completely suspend 24-hour posting rule

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 9:55 PM

Laugh, and the House Laughs With You

Zombie TVs and stolen hats hit State Reps' collective funny bone

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 6:23 PM

TV Recycling a No-Braaaaainer

Video: Texas Campaign for the Environment wake the dead over recycling bill

News Daily, May. 30, 2009 11:30 AM

Budget: Signed, Sealed, Deliverable

Texas House passed SB 1 142-2, now it heads to the governor

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 5:30 PM

Germane in the Membrane

How many of the vehicle bills now with the House will crash and burn

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 11:53 AM

CHIP Back on the Chopping Block

Children's medical insurance expansion goes back to the Senate as vehicle bill fails muster

News Daily, May. 29, 2009 10:30 AM

Chubbing Republicans Over the Head

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

TAKS Scores

Pearce's best chance of survival lies with the Legislature

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Budget Nears Passage

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Fruits of Their Labor

How labor-related bills have fared this session

News Feature, May. 29, 2009

Speaker Straus to Run Again

Footage of the House speaker's presser on his future plans and the chubbing experience

News Daily, May. 28, 2009 8:35 PM

Homeless Bills Get Shelter

TWIA, CHIP and more find vehicles in the Senate, head back to the House

News Daily, May. 28, 2009 2:45 PM

The Fine Art of Deadlock

Dewhurst and Straus meet to deal with logjam between Senate and House

News Daily, May. 27, 2009 5:44 PM

Congratulations, It's a Biennial Budget

Conference committee approves $182 billion for 2010-11, now heads to floor

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 11:18 PM

Who's the Daddy?

House Republican Caucus Chair compares Democrats to "whiny kids"

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 4:18 PM

Dunnam on Straus

After point of order fails, who runs the House: The speaker, or the committee coordinator?

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 1:19 PM

The Crush of the Conference

Quick HB3 update from Chairman Eissler

News Daily, May. 26, 2009 7:28 AM

Merritt Versus the Caucus

Two caucus meetings produce three press conferences as GOP turns on committee chair

News Daily, May. 24, 2009 8:00 PM

Straus' Big Test

House speaker suggests both caucuses tiring of chub and its causes

News Daily, May. 23, 2009 5:32 PM

Full Chub Ahead!

Democrats' motion to take calendar out of order fails

News Daily, May. 22, 2009 8:56 PM

Clearing the Chub?

Dunnam proposes way to move bills without moving voter ID

News Daily, May. 22, 2009 7:24 PM

9 Minutes and 30 Seconds

State reps chub and chub hard to keep voter ID off the floor

News Daily, May. 22, 2009 12:55 PM

Budget Pronouncements

Video: House and Senate leaders discuss budget when and where (just not how much)

News Daily, May. 22, 2009 11:04 AM

Topless Tax Bottoming Out?

Two competing bills at play over admission fees at topless clubs

News Column, May. 22, 2009

Thumbs Up for State-School Reforms

At long last, some changes afoot in state schools

News Column, May. 22, 2009

Sunset Comes in Many Colors

How agencies are faring at the Sunset Advisory Commission

News Feature, May. 22, 2009

UI Changes Change and Change Again

House wrangling over unemployment insurance compliance bill get verified

News Daily, May. 21, 2009 4:39 PM

A Tale of Two Press Conferences

Betty Brown versus the House Democratic Caucus: Results inside

News Daily, May. 21, 2009 1:41 PM

In the Wrong Hands

Van de Putte highlights health issues as "Guns on campus" passes third Senate reading

News Daily, May. 20, 2009 1:58 PM

Schools of Scandal

Rep. Rose hopes reforms to state schools go deeper than a name change

News Daily, May. 20, 2009 12:35 PM

Rural Republicans for Nurses

Rep. Christian savages rules for advanced practice nurses as blocking rural care

News Daily, May. 20, 2009 10:30 AM

Lapdogs and Watchdogs

Rep. Martinez Fischer wants teeth for insurance oversight

News Daily, May. 19, 2009 4:19 PM

Talking Travis: Elliott Naishtat

District 49 rep shows the value of experience

News Daily, May. 15, 2009 2:05 PM

Travis Co. Delegation: Progress Report

Local legislators fill us in on their work this session

News Feature, May. 15, 2009

Softies for Austin

Is Austin-bashing a thing of the past?

News Feature, May. 15, 2009

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