John Savage

John Savage is a writer based in Austin and a previous Observer legislative fellow.


Students Plead with Hardliners to Keep DREAM Act

Update: Senators voted on party lines early Tuesday morning to send SB 1819 to the full Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Original: During a debate over the repeal of the so-called Texas DREAM Act, Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) said in-state tuition at … Read More

Dan Huberty

Lawmakers Debate Half-Day vs. Full-Day Pre-K

Texas legislators of all political stripes have agreed on at least one thing during the 84th legislative session: the need to expand the state’s limited pre-K program. But, when it comes to just how much to expand pre-K—whether to pony … Read More