Patricia Hart – DUPE
UT regents want their next chancellor to be an academic? Whatever. At Texas Tech, a politician is the one in charge, and he’s more than making the grade.
Forgive state senators like David Sibley and Bill Ratliff their jockeying to succeed Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry. They want to be number two; they have to try harder.
Naughty Nixon and wonderful Wolens, soapy Shapiro and revered Ratliff, and of course, a certain governor who’s ready for his close-up: Our say-so on the session’s standouts—good, bad, and in-between.
The power brokers at this year’s legislative session aren’t elected officials. They’re lobbyists—and we know which ones have the most clout.
From Bush’s good try on property taxes to Bullock’s grand finale, from savvy Sadler to weaselly Wohlgemuth, from Duncan’s beginning to Howard’s end: Our sorting of the session’s standouts—best, worst, and in between.
From the respected to the rascally, our regular roundup of the session’s most renowned pols.