Erica Grieder is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 2007 to 2012, she covered Texas as the southwest correspondent for the Economist, to which she still contributes. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Spectator, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the New Republic. Her first book, Big, Hot, Cheap and Right, was published in April 2013 by Public Affairs Books. She lives in Austin.
A few highlights from our archives relating to Texas’s junior senator.
Kelly Hancock’s proposal is the first that would actually tighten the spending cap, rather than sabotage it.
The Senate’s proposals on property tax relief and debt service aren’t worth it
Trey Martinez Fischer has a pointed explanation of why he lost the runoff in SD26
Dan Patrick and the Senate Republicans celebrated Texas Independence Day by throwing down the gauntlet on Medicaid.
If social conservatives want to stop gay marriage, they need to come up with something, and soon.
Joe Straus’s picks for the 84th session include lots of new chairs and not much drama.
Texas Muslim Capitol Day is marred by some unwelcoming behavior.