Gov. Rick Perry and others say Texas enjoy a “miracle” economy. But small businesses and poor and middle-income Texans pay taxes higher than much of the nation, argues Phillip Longman in Washington Monthly.
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Millions of Texas’ poor people remain uninsured, and their stories go largely underreported.
Rick Perry got a warm welcome at CPAC, but it’s talk on criminal sentencing reform that may have the most impact.
About a million Texans have been left without health insurance because state leaders refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Now organizers of a new campaign, “Texas Left Me Out,” want to make sure the stories of those one million uninsured Texans get heard.
Want treatment for mental illness in Houston? Go to jail.
Texas Finance Commission Chairman William White and his company, Cash America, have been intimately involved in trying to undermine the efforts of Texas’ big cities to regulate payday and auto-title loans at the municipal level, documents show.
As the Texas GOP has drifted more and more rightward, marquee politicians have increasingly embraced fringe activists like Robbie Cooper.
In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.
In June, Gov. Rick Perry announced that Chevron would be handed a $12 million grant to build a new office tower in Houston. Documents show that Chevron plans to use the money to pay for its employees’ relocation costs.