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The War of the Colorado River Heats up at the Lege

A Senate committee approved legislation today forcing the Lower Colorado River Authority to cut off water to rice farmers during times of severe drought.

Dan Patrick Puts the Fear of God in Voucher Foes

Calling his plan divert business tax payments into private school scholarships a “noble cause,” Sen. Dan Patrick remained committed to private school choice as way to rescue poor children. He recognized the momentum isn’t on his side.

Observer Podcast Episode 23: A Mid-Session Look at the Texas Legislature

Our legislative interns Olivia Messer and Liz Farmer join staff writer Patrick Michels, editor Dave Mann and I for a mid-session look at the 83rd Texas Legislature.

What’s the Frequency, Terrence? Malick Returns With To the Wonder

Maybe it’s best after all that Malick wait years between movies.

Hot List: Day 92 of the Legislature

Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) is one of several senators pushing for school choice and lauding it as the “civil rights issue of our time.” Expect to see bigger battles on school choice in the days ahead.