Author: Ross Ramsey

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Fewer than 1.6 million Texans turned out for a past constitutional amendment election due to the lack of warring political personalities. [Read More]
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If you want Texans to vote, you have to get their attention, to give them something engaging to consider. There's a constitutional amendment election starting... [Read More]
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If you want Texans to vote, you have to get their attention, to give them something engaging to consider. There's a constitutional amendment election starting... [Read More]
Thousands of homes that flooded after Hurricane Harvey were built in two huge dry reservoirs — places built to fill up with water during extraordinarily... [Read More]
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House Speaker Joe Straus prevailed in the legislative skirmishes over bathroom regulations; now he's got a fast-track House committee looking at "economic competitiveness." That could... [Read More]
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Landowners didn't want to make a big deal out of building homes in Harris County's big reservoirs and government officials were afraid of property rights... [Read More]
State Rep. Briscoe Cain's interrupted appearance at Texas Southern University is just the latest instance of a speaker being turned away from a college campus... [Read More]
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State Rep. Briscoe Cain's interrupted appearance at Texas Southern University is just the latest instance of a speaker being turned away from a college campus... [Read More]
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The Texas Legislature's list of things to do in 2019 is already piling up, and it was an expensive set of chores before anyone every... [Read More]
Texas isn't the most unfairly redistricted state — if you use the measure cited by lawyers arguing this week before the U.S. Supreme Court —... [Read More]
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Legislative majorities often cheat when they're drawing political maps, but a case argued this week in the U.S. Supreme Court could put new limits on... [Read More]
Don Willett has a job — he's a justice on the Texas Supreme Court. And he's been picked for a job on the 5th U.S.... [Read More]
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Voting as a partisan bloc might let a majority party pick the next Texas Speaker of the House, but something like it has been tried... [Read More]
Some of the movement Republicans who signed off on Trump are getting what they hoped for and what they expected — a run of conservative... [Read More]
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Voting as a partisan bloc might let a majority party pick the next Texas Speaker of the House, but something like it has been tried... [Read More]
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In the president's appointment of two Texans to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, conservatives are seeing the fruits of a bargain made in... [Read More]
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College protests against controversial speakers and the uproar about professional athletes protesting racial injustice have this in common: The protests themselves overshadow the ideas and... [Read More]
It's becoming evident that Hurricane Harvey has seeped into every corner of government policy and politics. [Read More]
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Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional remarks from Straus. [Read More]
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The physical damage from Hurricane Harvey is relatively easy to spot, assess and catalog. But it's becoming more evident that the storm also seeped into... [Read More]
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