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Republicans Play Defense on Education
Their strategy? Find someone else to blame.
"...12 Save Texas Schools rally on the Capitol showed statewide dissatisfaction with their work, Republican lawmakers and conservative think..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Less Is Still Less
A session budgetary snapshot reflects some progress, dim prospects
"...schools might be closed. The news reverberated throughout districts statewide too, and Texans abruptly learned what the conservative mantra..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: Behind the Numbers
What we talk about when we talk about budget cuts
"...and go home), and yet these budget cuts threaten statewide employment on a scale that nobody seems to be..."

March 4, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Library Cuts Run Deeper Than They Appear
Public schools, libraries, and even the attorney general could lose access to services
"...state budget will totally eliminate at least three key statewide library programs...."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...of power remains relatively unchanged. Republicans still hold all statewide offices, and the Senate is still split 20-11. There..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Braces for Budget Talks
AISD could be facing a $30 million shortfall in the next school year
"...And with a looming local deficit and a potential statewide school-funding shift brewing, they may not like what they..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

GOP Keeps Grip on High Court
Austin attorney loses bid to break lock
"...In the statewide race for Place 6 on Texas' highest criminal court,..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Get in the Ring
Perry's refusal to meet challengers – and editorial boards – is all swagger, no sweat
"...the bantamweight in this equation. Last spotted on a statewide ballot in a run for attorney general in 1982,..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Mission Impossible?
Hampton seeks to break GOP lock on state's highest criminal court
"...some unlikely places – or perhaps, places where Democratic statewide judicial candidates haven't exactly spent a lot of time...."

Oct. 22, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Taking Politics Back to School
State Board of Ed races highlight educational tensions
"...studies finally drew the attention of media not only statewide but nationally and even internationally. Among the highlights: The..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Greens Gain Ballot Access in Curious Fashion
Dems question Greens' help from GOP
"...second round of a legal fight to place its statewide candidates on November's general election ballot, but it now..."

July 9, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Tipping Point
Austin and Travis County fail to deliver mental health care
"...of death in Texas. Registration for this fifth annual statewide symposium, themed "Coming Together to Care," is at an..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Clouds Over Campus
With less funding, more competition, and a wavering vision, UT-Austin faces an uncertain future
"...and will benefit from, federal health care reform. However, statewide and long-term, the biggest ramifications may come from House..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reefer Madness: Let's Roll
California voters will decide pot question on November ballot
"...that such a measure will be put to a statewide vote, and it's the first time that such a..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Driving While Campaigning: Bill White Talking (Around) Climate Action
The gubernatorial candidate gamely navigates the politics of climate change
"...Is it politically possible to advocate statewide reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions while running for governor of..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Are They Dreaming? Local Republicans Rattle Awake.
Travis GOP aims to turn county blue
" a year when Democrats have serious intentions for statewide office, a challenge refocuses his energies. Strama said, "From..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Back in the Saddle
Sen. Kirk Watson files for Senate, ending statewide speculation
"...Watson's announcement kiboshes months of speculation about a statewide run. Watson briefly considered a gubernatorial run, and was..."

Dec. 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Early Voting, First Results
Breaking news on the constitutional amendment election
"...Early voter turnout was shockingly low: Under 4% statewide, and even worse in Austin, where only 13,454 registered..."

Nov. 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
"...and more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine were seized statewide. The two-day sting was part of a 44-month investigation,..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature

Watson for State Senate
Travis County Senator strikes himself off gubernatorial candidate list
"...not just in the Governor’s office, but in other statewide offices and the legislature in general...."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who Wants the Mansion?
Quick update on who may (or may not) be running with governor
"...July 15 is the next deadline for filing statewide campaign finance reports, so the serious candidates are checking..."

July 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...organizing was – much less how to build a statewide infrastructure," said DFT's goodbye announcement. "Yet we did it...."

May 8, 2009 News Feature

On the Road (and Rail) Again
Watson's take on transportation reform
"...single elected commissioner ("Having had the experience of running statewide and knowing how expensive and difficult it is, I..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Behind rules: not perfect, but better than the 75% statewide average. See the full report at – Richard..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature

Sharp: I Am Running for Senate
Democratic former comptroller wants Hutchison's seat
"...part of the last batch of Democrats to hold statewide office, along with names like Bob Bullock, Dan Morales,..."

Dec. 8, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Klingler on Republicans in 2010
Where Texas Republicans went wrong, and what it'll take to go right
"...changes after challenges to Speaker Tom Craddick are settled. Statewide, Repub­licans kept their lock on the Railroad Com­mis­sion, the..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Beyond the Frame
Curator Elizabeth Dunbar likes art that punches through the gallery walls
" April 2007, Dunbar has shown she takes the statewide organization's mission to promote contemporary art seriously. Her shows..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ECT Envisions the Legislative Session
Will the Lege grant more regional planning authority to local communities this time around?
"...lone Republican, who agreed that sound water policy required statewide planning but made the predictable pitch for private property..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Libertarians Can't Lose for Losing
Despite losses, Libertarians won big this election
"...There were statewide achievements, as well. Court of Crim­inal Appeals Place 9..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reefer Madness: Even More Popular Than Obama
Voters turned out in record numbers for a certain plant
"...In Massachusetts, voters on Nov. 4 approved a statewide measure eliminating criminal penalties for adult possession of up..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

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