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Lawmaker on State Tax Committee Also Works for Texas’ Corporate Welfare King

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State Representative Drew Springer started working for corporate tax firm Ryan, LLC in March. He doesn't recall any conflicts of interest from a session spent overseeing Texas tax law.
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Remember the Alamo (Differently)

In Texas, the effort to stop white supremacy should include dismantling the racist mythology of the Alamo.

In Texas, the effort to stop white supremacy should include dismantling the racist mythology of the Alamo....Read More

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The Texas Legislature’s Chainsaw Massacre

In the name of “liberty,” Senate Republicans are hacking down local rules protecting trees — except when they’re making exceptions for themselves.

At least 90 cities and counties in Texas have ordinances protecting trees. San Antonio has an ordinance. Weatherford has an ordinance. Austin has an ordinance. ...Read More

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Thank You, Matt Rinaldi

Republicans who are repelled by people like Rinaldi have a problem: They depend on the votes of the people who cheer him on.

We spend a lot of time looking for what’s human and what’s kind in our politics, but it’s usually more important when someone shows us the opposite. T...Read More

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