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State of Texas: Budget cuts raise concerns

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas House Appropriations Committee passed their preliminary budget plan, and it comes with big cuts that have some people concerned.  Committee members cut $3 billion from the first draft of the budget. 581 more words


NICAR 2017 Reflection

NICAR – National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting conference is a program run by the the IRE, Investigative Reporters and Editors, through the Missouri School of Journalism. 750 more words


For fifth time, lawmakers to decide ban on texting while driving

By Nicole Cobler | Nov. 25, 2016

James Shaffer used to be guilty of looking down at his phone while driving.

He thinks about that now, just months after a distracted driver… 174 more words

Texas county where Sandra Bland died may elect first black sheriff

By Nicole Cobler and Neena Satija | Nov. 9, 2016

PRAIRIE VIEW — More than a year after Sandra Bland’s death put this little Texas town in the national spotlight, Democrats here hope to put it back there by electing the area’s… 173 more words

Democrats hope Trump effect aids long-shot bids for Texas Supreme Court

By Nicole Cobler | Oct. 20, 2016

Three Republican members of the Texas Supreme Court running for re-election are facing Democratic challengers who say they may have a chance in the solid-red state… 122 more words

Texas Workers Comp System Questioned After Oklahoma Ruling

By Nicole Cobler | Sept. 20, 2016

In the wake of an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision striking down part of that state’s workers’ compensation law, 158 more words

African-American Monument Being Installed at Texas Capitol

by Nicole Cobler | Sept. 27, 2016

After more than two decades of effort by lawmakers to install a monument at the Capitol celebrating African-Americans, the main components of a bronze and granite memorial were quietly lowered onto the south lawn on Tuesday. 73 more words