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Jeb Bush Regales Senators with Reform Ideas, Old-School Testing Enthusiasm

But between the guest of honor’s last name and his tremendous faith in high-stakes testing, visiting the Senate chamber this morning felt a lot less like reform than a trip back to 1999.

‘Everything Is Gone’: Family-Planning Clinics Disappear From Rural Texas

State budget cuts to family planning hit hardest in rural areas, where low-income women had fewer options to begin.

Business Group, Higher Ed Leaders Want More College Funding Based on Graduation Rates

Dallas Rep. Dan Branch has introduced a bill that could tie up to 25 percent of higher ed funding to “outcomes” like quick graduation, doubling down on a controversial proposal he backed last session.

In Landmark Criminal Case, Citgo Could Get Off Easy

Without the fear of enormous fines, a polluter could see violations simply as the cost of doing business.

Hot List: Day 51 of the Legislature

The Lead: It was Grammy day at the Capitol apparently, with the Josh Abbott Band and Paul Wall’s famous mouth jewelry appearing in the […]