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Vehemently Against DPS Surcharges
"...the past 36 months). I was ticketed for no insurance by a small-town policeman. I was guilty, and I..."

June 22, 2006 Postmarks

Out Youth Temporarily Out of Business
Financial problems and staff turmoil leave queer kids alienated
"...the closing of the center – specifically, the lawsuit insurance, required by any agency that works with minors, had..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature by Emily Pyle

The Hightower Report
Leaked internal memo shows a company scheming to cut back on employee benefits; and winner of common-sense competition will get $100,000 smackers
"...cut 401(K) contributions by one-fourth, and slash company-paid life insurance benefits by nearly a third...."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Shouldn't Cover Story Because It Upsets Family
"...the civil lawsuit, but he never mentioned that the insurance company of the Threet family has refused to pay..."

Nov. 17, 2005 Postmarks

Without Evidence: Executing Frances Newton
Another Texas death row case marked by official carelessness, negligence, and intransigence
"...each of them, execution-style, in order to collect life insurance. Newton had the opportunity, they argued during her 1988..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Casey Foundation finds we measure near bottom in many child welfare categories
"...bottom. Unsurprisingly, 21.2% of Texas children were without health insurance in 2002, the most recent year for which data..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Money's tight at AISD
"...new legislation just shifted greater teacher retirement and health insurance costs to local districts. Meanwhile, the percentages of AISD..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...it will buy," said electrician David Abramson. His health insurance, to cover his whole family, works out to $3.65..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
The Lege kills it, ostensibly to save it
"...effective for injured workers, or efficient for employers and insurance carriers providing services to Texas businesses," says the bill..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
It's Square One for settlement plaintiffs
"...district court the state's $117.5 million settlement with Farmers Insurance, negotiated on behalf of overcharged policyholders, ruling that Attorney..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...animals classified as dangerous would have to carry liability insurance, keep the pet in a contained area, and register..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Late Donors to Local House Races
"...10/27 Texans for Insurance Reform (poll): 5,000..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature

Whack-a-Pol Update
Late-breaking news from the Travis Co. legislative races
"...50 incumbent (www.jackslick.com), which examines, among other things, Stick's insurance-friendly voting record. Stick didn't help himself any when he..."

Oct. 22, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas Faith and Freedom
Samantha Smoot recounts her work with the Texas Freedom Network
"...for instance who are supportive of the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Child Protective Services, and there are Republicans..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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Our readers talk back.
"...contributes 50% of the cost of part-time drivers' health insurance. ATC drivers are eligible for insurance if they work..."

June 4, 2004 Column

Capital Metro Responds
"...contributes 50% of the cost of part-time drivers' health insurance. ATC drivers are eligible for insurance if they work..."

May 27, 2004 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...Anarchy Insurance..."

May 7, 2004 Column

Naked City
"...family-assets test for eligibility for the state's Children's Health Insurance Program. The CHIP program provides health insurance for children..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
The state proposes rules to make it even harder for poor families to get health care
"...to cut 100,000 children from the state's Children's Health Insurance Program via Lege-mandated changes in eligibility – that is,..."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

News Top Tens
"...5) Virtual Vampires: The tort deform and insurance lobby weren't the only bloodsuckers haunting the lobby this..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...lawyers for the state and for several individual Farmers Insurance policyholders were presenting oral arguments in front of the..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere.
"...Sen. Phil Gramm's latest bright idea: a "dead teachers" insurance program theoretically designed to help the state fund the..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Farmers Memo: The Full Text
"...Mr. Tony Melchionne National Catastrophe Center Farmers Insurance Group of Companies P.O. Box 2968 Shawnee Mission, KS..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Monday says that the number of Americans without health insurance increased by 2.4 million over the last year, that..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

'Hell No' on Proposition 12
"...bigger problem than frivolous lawsuits on our hands. The insurance lobby’s argument that high malpractice premiums are a result..."

Sept. 9, 2003 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...Nixon Represents Insurance Industry, Not Voters..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Column

Capitol Chronicle
Lights On, Still Nobody Home: Entering the final innings, the lege scorecard is filled with zeroes
"...bill will almost certainly do nothing to bring down insurance rates for doctors or thereby increase health care availability...."

May 23, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Leaving the Children Behind
"...in education cuts are proposed -- mainly to health insurance for active and retired educators and to Texas Education..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
The Texas Lege comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted; and Nevada proves to be a poor dumping ground.
"...now whacked the budget of C.H.I.P. (the Children's Health Insurance Program), so some 200,000 poor children will be kicked..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

Picking Up the TAB
The Travis Co. DA and the courts consider Texas Association of Business money spent during the fall campaign.
"...in the timing of the state's settlement with Farmers Insurance Group, which came shortly after an election that transformed..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

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