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The Daily Hustle: 5/13/10 (Updated)
Arizona travel ban, water conservation, and other subjects left unsaid
"...Hall this morning, the proposed Arizona travel ban and state divestment looked poised to collect all the attention this..."

May 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

L.A. D.A. Will Prosecute Pot Providers
Steve Cooley says selling pot illegal under state's medi-pot law
"...Cooley says he will prosecute medi-pot dispensary owners and employees who he says are violating state law by selling..."

Nov. 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ogden Out
Senate Finance Committee chair confirms he will not run again
"...Ogden's statement in full: "I am very grateful for my constituents'..."

Sept. 10, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Budget: Signed, Sealed, Deliverable
Texas House passed SB 1 142-2, now it heads to the governor
"...The House just blew its perfect record on unanimous..."

May 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sunset Staff: Scrap TTC, Overhaul TxDoT
Legislature's Sunset Commission staff make their sweeping recommendations for state transportation agencies
"...committee that can mean life or death for a state agency, has released its staff report on the Texas..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Kinky News
Independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman announces seven-point political reform agenda designed to get politicians out of politics and to open political process "to the people"
"...registration, a practice that has increased voter turnout in states that have enacted the measure; lobbying reform, banning former..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Say No to Privatization!
"...Convergys/HHSC fiasco [“Naked City,” News, Dec. 16]. Well, the state is at it again. Right now the Department of..."

Jan. 23, 2006 Postmarks

Looking Like Texas
District 51's Eddie Rodriguez represents the future of the state's people and policies
"...the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Rodriguez consistently points to statewide demographic trends to argue the necessity of putting more..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Craddick Commits Committees
Some Central Texas Reps feel a sting for opposing the GOP leadership
"...exhorted his colleagues to defend the needs of the state's most vulnerable citizens...."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Running to the Middle
Part II of the Chronicle's preview of the Nov. 5 general election
"...U.S. Senate through Railroad Commissioner. This week considers the state judicial and Legislature races. Next week: County races. See..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

Rylander's Prison Plans Not Sewn Up
Comptroller Rylander seeks to aid the war effort with Texas prisoners.
"...implemented immediately and an additional 50 requiring legislation. "Texas state government must tackle this historic task," Rylander said...."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

On the Lege
Parading in the Rain
"...need income help, like the disabled, the elderly, and state employees."..."

May 12, 1995 News Column by Robert Bryce

Freedom to Boycott Israel, Buy Property Top Priorities at Texas Muslim Capitol Day
Rallyers father in first year Texas has two Muslim lawmakers in Lege
"...making the Muslim holidays of Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha official state holidays, freedom of speech for state employees and contractors,..."

March 10, 2023 News Feature by Leena Alali

The Emptying Senate
Two big GOP committee chairs leaving Texas upper chamber
"...This adds to the growing list of state reps and senators quitting state politics. However, these two..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

New Healthy and Planned Families Bills Hit Lege
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Reps. Ruth Jones McClendon and Mike Villareal team up with healthy family and fam planning bills
"...taken as sick or accrued leave benefits, or for employees without the accrued leave, as unemployment benefits. "It is..."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

An End to TYC's Problems ... and to TYC?
The Sunset Advisory Commission recommends drastic action to remedy the problems plaguing the Texas Youth Commission: dissolve the agency
"...ago he was sentenced to the old San Saba State School, run by the state's juvenile prison system, the..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Benefits, Privatization Problems
Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System still fraught with challenges as privately run call centers struggle to handle thousands of needy clients.
"...At last week's hearing, those critics – including current state employees who face imminent layoffs – labeled Accenture's integration..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Point Austin: Senator Farewell
Gonzalo Barrientos steps down from his place as the people's senator
" rough and conservative count, there are currently 23 state senators, out of 31 – definitely a bipartisan selection..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
State Sen. Jeff Wentworth and Rep. Rick Green are accused of improper lobbying for "legal speed" maker Metabolife.
"...editorial board was blindsided by last week's revelations that state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio-and-soon-to-be-South-Austin, is being investigated by..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
" the pocket of the oil, banking, and real estate developers' special interests, and a Democrat who is a..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Column

Election Endorsements
On Nov. 2, voters will be asked to approve a tax increase for Austin Community College and 17 constitutional amendments. The Chronicle’s endorsements and an explanation of the amendments.
"...5. Would allow state employees to receive a salary for serving on local..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature

John Wayne vs. Atticus Finch
Dueling D.A.Candidates Differ on Punishment and Prevention
"...death row than any other D.A. in the United States...."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Point Austin: The Abbott and GOP Project Is an Exercise in Brute Political Cynicism
What’s at stake in Texas
"...Chronicle News Editor Michael King wrote about city and state politics from a progressive perspective in his weekly column,..."

June 12, 2024 News Post by Michael King

Death Watch: Laying on Hands, Praying Out Loud
Another death row inmate sues Texas for preventing his free exercise of religion
"...Now, as the state prepares to execute the 37-year old ex-Marine for the..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Red Team Comeback?
Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort
"...rebalance the public school funding formula so that the state is paying its full share, instead of passing the..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion
Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills
", but when it comes to discriminatory bills, the state’s chamber of commerce is strongly cautioning against passing any..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Budget: Heavy on Tax Cuts, Light on Services
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session
"...was learned while lawmakers passed House Bill 1, the state budget for the 2016-17 biennium. After the great gouging..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: Use of Force, Apartments, & TNCs
Jury awards $1M in civil rights suit; SOI ordinance halted
"...Lege contemplates letting Uber and Lyft drive across the state...."

March 9, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Perry Rejects Stimulus Funds for Unemployment
Governor announces rejection of cash in Houston
"...will reject federal stimulus money to shore up the state's unemployment insurance program. This comes despite a warning from..."

March 12, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

More Reasons to Shed Tears for TIERS
Health and Human Services' TIERS program still plagued by rising costs and poor quality
"...The price tag and timeline on the state's integrated benefit enrollment system continues to balloon – it's..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

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