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Point Austin: A Hill of Beans
Tom DeLay's story is a profile in political corruption
"...It's difficult to get too excited about a trial over an eight-year-old grand theft when you..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Column by Michael King

The DA Makes a Deal
They stole the Lege – will we get more in return than a sermon?
"..."Defendant further acknowledges that the basis for the Texas prohibition..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Dems come out swinging at Austin's GOP House freshmen
"...The way things are shaking out in the state House races,..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

A Wider War On GOP Bucks
"...More allegations of campaign finance violations were levied this week in..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

T.A.B., Mussolini: Earle Can't Tell the Difference
The DA lays into the Texas Association of Business as he tries to keep his criminal campaign finance probe alive.
"...An attorney for the Texas Association of Business said Tuesday..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Indictments Pending: TRMPAC, TAB, and the Travis Co. D.A.
"...The following brief summaries are based upon information provided by the Travis Co...."

April 11, 2008 News Feature

Never Enough Time for Ethics
House GOP leadership seems determined to pretend bipartisan reform bill quietly disappearsName(s) of subject
"...Poor Mary Denny. The Aubrey Republican, chairwoman of the House Elections..."

April 22, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

All in a DeLay's Work
The hits just keep on coming for the ethically challenged Bug Man
"...It was not a great week for U.S. House Majority Leader..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Key Court Rulings Expected in T.A.B. Case
The Texas Association of Business's legal future rests in the hand of two Travis Co. judges.
"...State District Judge Mike Lynch is expected to rule today..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

The T.A.B. Timeline
Reviewing the major events in the ongoing controversy of T.A.B. expenditures during last fall's campaigns
"...The Texas Association of Business collected $1.9 million from corporate donors..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature

Patrick: Cut Costs for Rich Kids
Lt. gov. targets tuition credits, waivers
"...Even as employers demand more college qualifications, and more students want..."

Sept. 2, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Whack-a-Pol: The Finals
Stick and Baxter – and Mrs. Baxter! – get nasty in the House races
"...State Reps. Todd Baxter and Jack Stick of Austin entered..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Majority of Texas Voters Favor State-Funded Family Planning
And disapprove of 2011 fam-plan budget cuts
"...A majority of Texans – across racial, political, and religious..."

Feb. 19, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

A Queerbot by Any Other Name ...
Use your words carefully
"...A CBS News/New York Times poll released this past week..."

Feb. 17, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
"...Homeless on the streets of Guatemala, Edilsa Lopez, her mother, and three siblings often slept..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Victory by the People
Filibuster, parliamentary gamesmanship kill abortion bill … for now
"...It took until 2:20 in the morning for the Texas Senate to determine whether 12:02am occurs on..."

June 26, 2013 News Post by Dan Solomon

Point Austin: A Moment of Celebration
It's a long road, but we can walk it together
"...What a week...."

June 28, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Handicapping Slots for Tots
The pols and the lobby shuffle the deck on gambling for education'
"...No amount of anti-gambling railing from state GOP chairwoman Tina Benkiser..."

Feb. 18, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Looking for Tony
Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.
"...The quiet man sipping a tall drink at a downtown Laredo bar..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

A Sunday at the Capitol
Orange-clad abortion bill opponents witness House floor folly
"...After a House committee on Friday quietly approved three bills..."

June 24, 2013 News Post by Dan Solomon

A Decade at the Lege
"...Some wit once said that when Texas' founding fathers decided that the state..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Lyceum Poll: Texans Full of Surprises
Texans may be learning to love their gays – not as much as their voter ID, though
"...Rick Perry outpolls Kay Bailey Hutchi­son, Texans support voter ID, Republicans support gay..."

July 3, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Tom Schieffer for Governor: The New Plain Vanilla
The former ambassador considers running for Texas governor
"...If Texas Democrats were hoping that a figure with Obama-like charisma..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Here Come the Judges -- Again: Round Two for Owen, Pickering
Texas progressives mobilize against federal judicial nominees Priscilla Owen and Charles Pickering
"..."We will mobilize our constituents to urge her defeat on the Senate floor," said Craig McDonald, director of..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Four New Congressional Seats for Texas
Democrats demand better representation for minorities
"...Texas got an early Christmas present Tuesday: Four new Congressional..."

Dec. 21, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
"...To your right, a basket full of free pocket-size Bibles and Christ-centered booklets;..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Election Wrap: Building a New House?
Texas Dems see a bright light at the end of a long, dark tunnel
"...A quick reminder: On Nov. 4, the Texas Democratic Party..."

Nov. 14, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fighting a Rising Tide
The 78th Lege chipped away at abortion rights
"...Earlier this year, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action..."

July 25, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Rick Perry Gets a Life
Perry drives anti-abortion license plate proposal
"...Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 18 announced his support for a bill that would create a..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On the Lege: A $156 Million Disaster
The Accenture scheme blows up in the state's face
"...It took more than a year of blunders before Health and Human Services..."

March 23, 2007 News Column

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