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Analysis: Bigger stages demand better contestants — in politics, as in everything else

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U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro speaks during a campaign stop at The Livery Deli in Boone, Iowa, on Feb. 23, 2019.
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Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York who flirted with, and then decided against, running for president, was at one time a professional baseball prospect. He got signed, […]

2019-03-18T06:07:34-05:00March 18th, 2019|State News|

With major policy differences emerging, state leaders continue to project unity

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Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen hold a joint press conference on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 9, 2019.
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The three Republicans who lead Texas state government have made it clear: They know what the state’s top problems are and they’re working together to fix them now, during the brief window they get every two […]

2019-03-18T06:07:31-05:00March 18th, 2019|State News|

As number of imprisoned Texas women grows, lawmakers hope to add “dignity” to their time behind bars

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Evelyn Fulbright at the Women’s [In]Justice Day rally on the south steps of the capitol on Mar. 8, 2019.
Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

Evelyn Fulbright had a painful tumor on her uterus during the two years she spent in prison. It caused her to bleed during most of the month, so she’d often wear three pads at a time to keep herself clean. Usually, it wasn’t enough.

She said […]

2019-03-18T06:07:32-05:00March 18th, 2019|State News|