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Analysis: When It Comes to Tax Cuts, Does Size Matter?

texastribune.org — What the Texas Legislature calls tax relief looks like chump change when you break it down, raising this question: How much do taxes have to be cut to turn the heads of Texas voters? In Austin, they're talking about tax cuts in the range of $4.5 billion, give or take $100 million or so.

The Brief: Giving Them Tax Relief They Can Feel

texastribune.org — Lawmakers are talking about giving taxpayers billions in tax relief this session. But in a state with 27 million residents, it turns out that even $4.5 billion doesn't stretch as far as the politicians would like it to. The Tribune's Ross Ramsey breaks down the chambers' competing proposals on tax relief this session.

TedTracker | The Texas Tribune

apps.texastribune.org — On March 23, 2015, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he was running for president in 2016. Since then, he has been crisscrossing the country at a feverish pace, looking to make the most of his head start on the rest of his potential rivals.

Don't Fear the Reefer: House Mulls Lower Pot Penalties

texastribune.org — A Texas House committee begins hearing testimony Wednesday on a slate of bills designed to give possession of small amounts of marijuana a criminal makeover. Three main bills that would reduce misdemeanor marijuana possession penalties are before the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, proposed by Democratic Reps.

See How Local Drilling Rules Vary Across Texas

texastribune.org — Does your town regulate oil and gas drilling? City drilling ordinances have taken center stage in the legislative brouhaha triggered by Denton's vote last November to ban hydraulic fracturing, the revolutionary - and controversial - way of bolstering oil and gas production.

Roundup: Ted Cruz's Big Week and the Texas Budget

texastribune.org — One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics - Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the Legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.

Senate Panel Sets Sights on In-State Tuition Law

texastribune.org — The push to repeal a 2001 law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities is returning to the legislative spotlight, but on an unusual stage. On Monday, the border security subcommittee of the Senate's Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1819, by state Sen.

The Brief: Janek Confirms FBI Talked With HHS Employees

texastribune.org — Agents with the FBI have spoken with Health and Human Services Commission workers about the troubled no-bid software contract with technology firm 21CT. The Tribune's Terri Langford and Aman Batheja were told of the interviews by HHS Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek.

FBI at Health Commission Asking About 21CT

texastribune.org — Contract High is an occasional series looking at how Texas outsourced crucial state services for two decades - and got smoked. FBI agents have interviewed employees at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission about its problematic contract with Austin firm 21CT, Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek told The Texas Tribune, marking the first time an official with direct knowledge of the federal probe has confirmed it.

Democrats Aim for Blake Farenthold's Seat

texastribune.org — WASHINGTON - The hunt is on in Southeast Texas for a Democrat to challenge U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi. At first glance, it might seem like an absurd notion; Farenthold won re-election by a 2-to-1 margin in 2014.
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Apr 26, 2015

RT @Interior: Stunning is the only way we can describe #sunset at Horseshoe Bend. Photo: Louis Kamler #Arizona pic.twitter.com/iMidA5ympq

Apr 25, 2015

Although I do feel like I remember the drive from Columbia to Kansas City being much prettier.

Apr 25, 2015

(I'm sure that's true for more than just Missouri and Texas.)

Apr 25, 2015

Columbia your coffee game was pretty on point, thank you

Apr 24, 2015

RT @bydanielvictor: “we’re out of Apple Watch things to write about” “what if you…ugh I dunno, tried to drown it” “ok” techcrunch.com/2015/04/24/app…

Apr 24, 2015

RT @JiConf: Time to sign up for a data reporting class, students. @katiepark and @rdmurphy say it's a baseline skill. #jiconf

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