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Cruz: Republicans Must Win the Argument

On a cold rainy Wednesday afternoon, Texas’ new U.S. senator, Republican Ted Cruz, appeared at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation […]

Texas Senate Preserves Two-Thirds Rule

The Texas Senate voted 27-0 to pass a set of Senate rules that preserves the all-important two-thirds tradition.

Meet Optimization Zorn, the Company At the Heart of Texas’ Pre-K Accountability Movement

It’s hard to know which is creepier: that Texas is assessing the classroom performance of 4-year-olds in pre-K, or that those assessments are conducted with a secret algorithm by a company named Optimization Zorn.

Hot List: Day 2 of the Legislature

The Lead And now the real work begins. The 83rd Legislature was all pomp and ceremony on its opening day. Today lawmakers begin getting […]