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on the lege 2005 54 results

Two Sessions, Two Failures

Lawmakers still can't salvage school finance

Amy Smith, Aug. 19, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink granite dome

Aug. 19, 2005

Lege or Circus?

A lack of democracy turns education 'reform' into an unfunny joke

Amy Smith, Aug. 12, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink granite dome

Aug. 12, 2005

Perry Settles for a 'Half-Loaf'

And he's 'stunned' that you would question his special sessions

Amy Smith, Aug. 5, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome

Aug. 5, 2005

House Gives Perry the Finger

House Bills 2 and 3 die; it's back to square one

Amy Smith, Jul. 29, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome

Jul. 29, 2005

More School Finance Madness

No solution; another special session is coming

Amy Smith, Jul. 22, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome

Jul. 22, 2005

Not You, Not Me – Tax That Fellow Behind the Tree!

Instead of businesses, consumers and working stiffs will shoulder much of the property tax cut approved by the Senate.

Amy Smith, Jul. 15, 2005

Lege Notes

Jul. 15, 2005

Property Tax Fireworks Kick Off

Proposals would actually tax Texans more, but with little extra for schools

Kimberly Reeves, Jul. 8, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink dome

Wells Dunbar, Jul. 8, 2005

Dems Almost Steal School Finance Thunder

Underdogs' ambitious education package carried the support of a dozen Republicans and every House Democrat

Amy Smith, Jul. 1, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink granite dome

Jul. 1, 2005

Grandma vs. Cowboy

Can Strayhorn lasso Perry? Maybe the Lege will tell.

Amy Smith, Jun. 24, 2005

Lege Notes

Jun. 24, 2005

Taking Aim

With the 79th barely over, would-be officeholders jockey for position

Amy Smith, Jun. 17, 2005

Small Victories

Amy Smith, Jun. 10, 2005

Forgotten But Not Quite Gone

The 79th Legislature ends not with a bang, but lots of whimpers

Amy Smith, Jun. 3, 2005

The Voucher Death Dance

The House voucher vampires get a lesson in slaying the beast

Amy Smith, May. 27, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

Jordan Smith, May. 27, 2005

It Just Doesn't Add Up

As the session winds down, school finance reform recedes once again

Amy Smith, May. 20, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

May. 20, 2005

Who's Taking Who?

The inside game of the 'property rights' legislation reveals the usual suspects

Amy Smith, May. 13, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

May. 13, 2005

No Stinkin' Ethics

The usual Lege suspects exterminate the latest attempt at campaign finance reform

Amy Smith, May. 6, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

May. 6, 2005

Bashing Gays and Children

In a bill on child protection, the House votes to do its worst

Amy Smith, Apr. 29, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

Apr. 29, 2005

Never Enough Time for Ethics

House GOP leadership seems determined to pretend bipartisan reform bill quietly disappearsName(s) of subject

Amy Smith, Apr. 22, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

Apr. 22, 2005

Women and Children Last

When it comes to sharing the wealth, Texas has its priorities top-down

Amy Smith, Apr. 15, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

Apr. 15, 2005

Taking Children Private

The road to privatizing Child Protective Services is getting slick and dangerous

Amy Smith, Apr. 8, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th

Apr. 8, 2005

Halfway to Nowhere

As the Lege turns the corner, there's still plenty of time for trouble

Amy Smith, Apr. 1, 2005

Lege Notes

Odds and ends from the 79th

Apr. 1, 2005

Vampire Vouchers Rise Again!

'Virtual' or 'Pilot' – Lege begins the biennial campaign to siphon money from public schools

Amy Smith, Mar. 25, 2005

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