Patricia Hart – DUPE
The state agency that’s supposed to protect you is a captive of the industry you need protection from.
A few lawmakers in both parties distinguished themselves during one of the worst sessions anyone can remember. As for the rest? Well, in the words of Jon Stewart, that famous observer of Texas politics: not so much.
No one thinks the Democrats have a chance of winning the 2006 governor’s race. Which is exactly why you shouldn’t write them off.
Twenty-three other people with more clout than they know what to do with. (Well, they know exactly what to do with it.)
The Democratic congressmen targeted by the GOP
redistricting plan think they can survive.
For the Republicans under investigation for campaign-finance violations, Sharpstown is the elephant in the room.
How is school finance like a Russian novel? And other questions about the most pressing issue in Texas—and Rick Perry’s plan for dealing with it.
Three months ago we named David Dewhurst one of the state’s best legislators. Now we’re not so sure.
The name on everyone’s lips this legislative session is unknown to most people outside Austininside Austin too. But Mike Toomey, the governor’s chief of staff, is the most powerful political operative at the Capitoland the most feared. Just ask his fellow Republicans.
When it’s time for her to give the gift of a revenue estimate, Comptroller Rylander could be naughty or nice. Either way, the Legislature better watch out.
Who will succeed Brown as the mayor of Houston? He’ll probably be black or Hispanic, but he could be White.