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Lawmakers Worry that $2 Billion Water Plan Could Become A Slush Fund

Some lawmakers expressed worry today that a plan to overhaul the Texas Water Development Board and put the agency in charge of overseeing a $2 billion water infrastructure fund could create another slush fund plagued by cronyism.

Abusing Their Religion: Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison of Belief

In Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright returns to his signature terrain: the outer reaches of religious faith.

Hot List: Day 63 of the Legislature

Legislators and their staffers scrambled to file bills on Friday, some of which are shells that can be filled in later.