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Texas Business Leaders Are In a Full-Court Press on Immigration

Note: This column originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the United States House of Representatives, Texas business interests over the last couple weeks have […]

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Houston Equal Rights Fight Could Have Statewide Electoral Consequences

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas government and politics.  Time is running short for opponents of Houston’s recently passed equal rights ordinance, which supporters call HERO, to gather signatures on a petition to try to overturn it. Opponents led by longtime – and now […]

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A Fight Over Who Can Own Liquor Stores in Texas

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  SAN ANTONIO – A fight in federal court is quietly playing out between liquor store operators based in Texas and those that are headquartered elsewhere but would like to gain a greater foothold in the […]

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A liberated John Cornyn

Note: This column originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  There’s been a lot of chatter in Austin and Washington about what kind of an approach Sen. John Cornyn would take with the Tea Party now that he’s successfully fended off primary challengers from the […]

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Dewhurst and Patrick Clash in a Very Personal Debate in DFW

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  DALLAS – Sen. Dan Patrick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst pulled no punches on Wednesday in a 45-minute televised debate that one candidate would later describe as childish. Patrick said “I think it was in […]

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Patterson and Patrick Spar over Senator’s Lack of Military Service

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  As if the campaign to preside over the Texas Senate weren’t nasty enough, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Sen. Dan Patrick got into a war of words Thursday over exactly why Patrick did not […]

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Does Gov. Perry Still Have Political Magic in Him?

It’s safe to say Gov. Perry’s rebranding effort isn’t slowing down a bit.  But, whether he’s having success in the endeavor is an open question. His appearance this morning on Meet the Press continued his campaign to show himself to be one of the functional elected Republicans in America, which would be any Republican officeholder […]

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Battle Over Dark Money Erupts at the Texas Capitol

This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  By Scott Braddock and Harvey Kronberg Senior state lawmakers from both parties made it clear this past week that Gov. Perry’s veto of a dark money bill last session and Sen. Ted Cruz’s criticism of their […]

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GOP Runoff for Texas Ag Commissioner is Personal

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  To say the runoff for the GOP nomination for Agriculture Commissioner is nasty might be a bit of an understatement. Former Reps. Tommy Merritt and Sid Miller have traded all sorts of accusations and used […]

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Many Law-Abiding Companies Can’t Compete in Dallas/Fort Worth, Executive Says

In a marathon hearing held by Texas lawmakers on the issues of workers’ comp and worker misclassification, representatives from businesses and labor came together to talk about what could be done to level the playing field for ethical companies and improve the lives of middle class Texans. But, there was also significant pushback from certain […]

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