Richard Whittaker

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TYC: Will the Lege Drain the Gulag?
TYC: Will the Lege Drain the Gulag?
State government starts long, protracted, and expensive era of oversight, litigation, and structural changes to discredited agency

News, May 11, 2007

Dying in Committee: The Gavel Drops
Dying in Committee: The Gavel Drops
Farewell, unpassed House bills, we scarcely knew thee.

News, May 11, 2007

Nailed It!
Nailed It!
Special session, anyone?

News, May 9, 2007

Who Could Vote Against Cheap Gas?
Who Could Vote Against Cheap Gas?
A proposed gas-tax holiday means it may be cheaper to get to all those state facilities closed due to lack of funds.

News, May 9, 2007

What Bush Could Learn From Brenda
What Bush Could Learn From Brenda
Why Dubya's Texas charm could do with some Old World finessing.

News, May 8, 2007

Dying in Committee - Mass Culls
Dying in Committee - Mass Culls
It turns out that 150 House members can't be everywhere at once.

News, May 8, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 6
Dying in Committee, Part 6
No permanent tent prisons this sessions - just the temporary ones that are already there.

News, May 8, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 5
Dying in Committee, Part 5
What business-friendly constitutional amendment just died in the House?

News, May 7, 2007

Sorry, I Thought You Were Someone Else
Sorry, I Thought You Were Someone Else
TXU is changing its name. That'll help global warming.

News, May 7, 2007

Dying in Committee: Countin' the Days
Dying in Committee: Countin' the Days
Lege update: 119 days down, 21 to go.

News, May 7, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 4
Dying in Committee, Part 4
Amputees won't get much help from the Lege this session on low insurance payouts.

News, May 7, 2007

What Price Freedom of Information?
Open government could come with a per-page surcharge.

News, May 7, 2007

Learning All the Wrong Lessons
Learning All the Wrong Lessons
Texas Youth Commission makes sure there will never be another media scandal - by locking the media out.

News, May 7, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 3
Dying in Committee, Part 3
The Lege seems to have decided to not end the United Nations this session.

News, May 3, 2007

Texas State Hold 'Em (Updated)
Texas State Hold 'Em (Updated)
Will poker become taxable income in Texas?

News, May 2, 2007

(Medi)-Pot Paranoia
(Medi)-Pot Paranoia
Which GOP committee chair is keeping medical marijuana at bay?

News, May 2, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 2
Dying in Committee, Part 2
Looks like medi-pot won't be legalized this session

News, May 1, 2007

Dying in Committee, Part 1
Dying in Committee, Part 1
The first casualties of the legislative session are the bills that will never be debated in the chamber.

News, May 1, 2007

Follow the Money (Online)
Follow the Money (Online)
Texans may have a clearer idea of where (and to who) their tax dollars go, thanks to a bill heading to the Senate.

News, May 1, 2007

Pointless House Point of the Day
Pointless House Point of the Day
Musings from the lege as things start to wind down in the committees.

News, April 30, 2007

No Fake Rock Here!
No Fake Rock Here!
What are Austin's legislators doing to keep music authentic (in a legally binding way)?

News, April 30, 2007

For Fans of Government Oversight
For Fans of Government Oversight
The U.S. government is pushing for investigations into corrupt arms deals. Yes, you read that right.

News, April 30, 2007

GOPers for Needle Exchanges
GOPers for Needle Exchanges
Needle exchange legislation passes through the Senate with a somewhat surprising sponsor.

News, April 30, 2007

Immigration Folly at the Lege
Immigration Folly at the Lege

News, April 27, 2007

Making Abortion Harder, Vol. 877,834
Making Abortion Harder, Vol. 877,834
A bill that passed through senate today puts a new level of bureaucracy on medical staff practicing abortions.

News, April 26, 2007

What Is a Dow Jones, Anyway?
What Is a Dow Jones, Anyway?
Is it all smiles with the US economy?

News, April 26, 2007

Bad Blood in Transport
Bad Blood in Transport
Frayed tempers lead to a sharp rebuke in the Senate Transportation committee today.

News, April 25, 2007

A New Separate but Equal?
A New Separate but Equal?
Are private schools really being oppressed by not being allowed in the UIL?

News, April 24, 2007

Other Victims, Other Bills
Other Victims, Other Bills
As the clock ticks down on the current Lege session, what bills are dying in Committee?

News, April 22, 2007

Roads to Nowhere
Roads to Nowhere
It's make-or-break week for toll roads, and the road through the Senate is bumpy.

News, April 22, 2007

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