The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Texas Governor News

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Texas Gubernatorial Headlines:

DECEMBER 2013

Ex-official indicted over $11 million Texas cancer-fund grant (Dallas Morning News, 12/6/13)
AUDIO: As North Texas shakes, regulators sit still (Texas Tribune, 12/6/13)
Dems hit Abbott on CPRIT case (Houston Chronicle, 12/6/13)
Former CPRIT executive indicted on charges of deception (Texas Tribune, 12/6/13)
Carona, Sessions face challengers on far right (Texas Tribune, 12/6/13)
Rick Perry speaking at Virginia confab on future of GOP (Trail Blazers Blog, 12/6/13)
Pollsters ignoring Rick Perry’s 2016 ‘campaign’ (smart politics, 12/5/13)
Governor’s race draws spotlight on red light cameras (Texas Tribune, 12/5/13)
Most statewide candidates won’t release tax returns (Texas Tribune 12/5/13)
Tom Pauken withdraws from governor’s race (Texas Tribune, 12/5/13)
Lt. Gov candidate Patterson says GOP rhetoric too harsh, drives away Hispanics (Trail Blazers Blog, 12/5/13)
Ahead of hearings, UT Regent Hall requests subpoena (Texas Tribune, 12/5/13)
Davis expresses concerns on energy market proposal (Texas Tribune, 12/5/13)
Ted Cruz to ALEC: ‘Stand Your Ground’ against Dick Durbin (Huff Post Politics, 12/5/13)
Tom Pauken leaves GOP race for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News, 12/5/13)
Polling Center: Obama weighs heavily on Texas Democrats (Texas Tribune, 12/5/13)
State gets federal OK to boost Medicaid payments (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
Study: Refusal to expand Medicaid is costing Texas billions (Dallas Morning News, 12/4/13)
Wendy Davis would have vetoed $5B cuts to public schools, not defended them like Greg Abbott(Trail Blazers Blog, 12/4/13)
Rick Perry can’t quit campaigning (The Daily Beast, 12/4/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Tax returns, Attorneys General and drones (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
Dewhusrt tasks lawmakers with border security efforts (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
Report: Texas water woes need market solution (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Anglo women the key for Texas Democrats (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
Wendy Davis sees legal income rise (Texas Tribune, 12/4/13)
Wendy Davis; Greg Abbott is not teacher’s pet (Trail Blazer’s Blog, 12/3/13)
Rick Perry helps Iowa governor raise money in Houston (Trail Blazers Blog, 12/3/13)
Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis split over approach to federal government (Dallas Morning News,12/3/13)
New Texas rules could create added burden in health insurance sign-ups, critics say (Austin American-Statesman, 12/3/13)
Texas Gov. Perry parries 2016 talk on SC visit (The State, 12/3/13)
Abbott setting his sights on education policy debate (Texas Tribune, 12/3/13)
AUDIO: In Texas, uncertainty after health plan cancellation uproar (Texas Tribune, 12/3/13)
Perry misses deadline on Red River boundary issue (Texas Tribune, 12/3/13)
Texas GOP gets a hand from Washington Democrats (Texas Tribune, 12/2/13)
State Rep. Branch files brief defending abortion regulations (Texas Tribune, 12/2/13)
Primary race for Attorney General slowly taking shape (Texas Tribune, 12/1/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Texas Senate super-majority poses dilemma for both parties (New York Times, 11/30/13)
GOP rules Texas, but talking like they’re on ropes (AP, 11/30/13)
Democrats talk about turning Tarrant blue, but they’re not showing up (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,11/30/13)
VIDEO: Wendy Davis discusses food stamp cuts (ValleyCentral.com, 11/29/13)
Democrats hope third time is charming (Texas Tribune, 11/29/13)
For Democrats, luring voters is the challenge (New York Times, 11/28/13)
Two couples file federal suit to overturn Texas same-sex marriage ban (Reuters, 11/28/13)
Texas processing military benefits for gay spouses under Pentagon deal (Washington Post, 11/27/13)
Stockman should amend disclosures, experts say (Houston Chronicle, 11/27/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Campaigns, education and a forgotten gun (Texas Tribune, 11/27/13)
Open-carry advocates see hope in Abbott proposal (Texas Tribune, 11/26/13)
Gravel plan on pause, but political fallout continues (Texas Weekly, 11/26/13)
AUDIO: Funding woes imperil future of state parks (Texas Tribune, 11/26/13)
COMMENTARY: The Latino vote is eluding GOP (Houston Chronicle, 11/26/13)
Kinky could see competition in primary (San Antonio Express-News, 11/26/13)
Abortion clinic reopens in Fort Worth (Austin American-Statesman, 11/26/13)
Davis lawyers ask judge to award fees in redistricting case (Houston Chronicle, 11/26/13)
COMMENTARY: The 2013 Texas Senate, from left to right (Texas Weekly, 11/26/13)
Ethics Commission chief leaves for CPRIT (Texas Tribune, 11/25/13)
If Linda Lingle could, why can’t Wendy Davis? (Rothenblog, 11/25/13)
Stockman’s filings don’t explain his income (Houston Chronicle, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Catch lightning twice? Maybe not for Rick Perry (Houston Chronicle, 11/25/13)
In the Senate, a matter of style (Texas Tribune, 11/25/13)
Women-led ticket highlights suburban voter efforts (Texas Tribune, 11/24/13)
Voter ID woes could soar in higher-turnout elections, officials fear (Dallas Morning News, 11/24/13)
Republicans, Democrats wrestle over Tarrant County (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11/24/13)
Texas reformers eye next effort in judicial reforms (Austin American-Statesman, 11/24/13)
Democrat Van de Putte throws hat in ring for lieutenant governor (San Antonio Express-News,11/24/13)
Van de Putte announces run for lieutenant governor (Austin American-Statesman, 11/23/13)
Van de Putte joins race for Lieutenant Governor (Texas Tribune, 11/23/13)
TDI postpones closure of high-risk health insurance pool (Texas Tribune, 11/22/13)
A private battle over ethics goes public (Texas Tribune, 11/22/13)
VIDEO: Dewhurst attacks Obama on health reform in new ad (Texas Tribune, 11/21/13)
Abbott’s privacy rights proposals draw attention (Texas Tribune, 11/21/13)
Sidestepping city charter, Parker offers spousal benefits to gay employees (Houston Chronicle,11/21/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Van de Putte and the Young Conservatives (Texas Tribune, 11/20/13)
After SCOTUS, abortion providers work to secure access (Texas Tribune, 11/20/13)
Dewhurst seeks public safety study before 2015 session (Texas Tribune, 11/20/13)
Fight over Algebra II moves from Texas Capitol to SBOE (Texas Tribune, 11/20/13)
Ted Cruz reveals he’s a thin-skinned hypocrite (Salon, 11/20/13)
Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passe’ (CNN Political Ticker, 11/20/13)
The inescapable A-word in the Texas Governor’s race (Texas Weekly, 11/20/13)
VIDEO: In new ad, Patterson says he defends Second Amendment (Texas Tribune, 11/19/13)
Perry supporter’s firm in negotiations for state grant (Texas Tribune, 11/19/13)
SCOTUS won’t intervene in Texas abortion case (Texas Tribune, 11/19/13)
VIDEO: Dewhurst campaign releases first TV ad (Texas Tribune, 11/19/13)
Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law (AP, 11/19/13)
Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions (Houston Chronicle, 11/19/13)
In one county, the state’s political future (Texas Tribune, 11/17/13)
A  long shot for governor is suddenly a presence in the polls (New York Times, 11/16/13)
Cornyn touts ‘big tent’ GOP with Perry (Texas Tribune, 11/15/13)
Texas Voter ID case gets Sept. 2014 trial date (AP, 11/15/13)
Leticia Van de Putte-Wendy Davis ticket would be a first for Texas (Austin American-Statesman,11/15/13)
Rick Perry offers John Cornyn a ringing endorsement for re-election (Austin American-Statesman,11/15/13)
Confident Cornyn files for third term, downplays rift with Cruz (Dallas Morning News, 11/15/13)
Rick Perry praises Sen. John Cornyn, who dodges tea party challenge (Austin American-Statesman,11/15/13)
Leticia Van de Putte follows the formula: Announce you’ll have an announcement (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/15/13)
Cornyn talks of GOP resurgence, downplays rift with Cruz (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/15/13)
Abortion opponents draw attention to remaining clinics (Texas Tribune, 11/15/13)
A crowded primary field makes it hard to get noticed (Texas Tribune, 11/15/13)
With moratorium lifted, CPRIT looks toward its future (Texas Tribune, 11/15/13)
Field fills up in political races and clock ticks for GOP (New York Times, 11/14/13)
Comptroller candidates duel over tax bill in speeches (Texas Tribune, 11/14/13)
State budget writers reject $250M road repair request (Houston Chronicle, 11/14/13)
Wendy Davis inspired ‘Parks & Rec’ filibuster episode (Huff Post Politics, 11/14/13)
Texas Democrats recruiting Dream Team II (Dallas Morning News, 11/14/13)
Abbott scores support from key police groups (Dallas Morning News, 11/14/13)
Dewhurst says he has ‘real good shot’ at avoiding runoff (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/14/13)
Rick Perry blasts Obama’s proposed insurance fix (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/14/13)
Van de Putte set to run for lieutenant governor (Houston Chronicles, 11/14/13)
Polling Center: Cornyn and the Cruz effect (Texas Tribune, 11/14/13)
Abbott proposes far-reaching ethics reform (Texas Tribune, 11/14/13)
Dewhurst blasts regulations, Obama, ‘patent trolls’ (Texas Tribune, 11/14/13)
Van de Putte will announce future plans on Nov. 23 (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
COMMENTARY: The power of unsavory disclosures on the campaign trail (Dallas Morning News,11/13/13)
Tea party activist Medina to run for Texas comptroller (Dallas Morning News, 11/13/13)
Michael Quinn Sullivan rejects Ethics Commission (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
VIDEO: Patrick releases ad aimed at gun rights (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Abbott’s ethics proposals, Double Down and UT (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
Police fundraising group sues attorney general (Austin American-Statesman, 11/13/13)
Collier calls Texas Republicans ‘destructive,’ says he’s at ease with ‘D’ behind his name (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/13/13)
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/13/13)
AUDIO: Democratic candidates slow to jump on statewide ballot (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
Few Texans have found health coverage through Obamacare (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
With Prop 6 approved, plans remain uncertain (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
Debra Medina nixes governor run; files for comptroller (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/13/13)
Abbott asks high court to let state enforce abortion law (Houston Chronicle, 11/13/13)
Wendy Davis heads to Washington to meet big-dollar Democratic megadonors (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/13/13)
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/13/13)
Unopposed incumbents prosper from rich donors, files show (Houston Chronicle, 11/13/13)
AUDIO: Wendy Davis filibuster key issue in Lieutenant Governor debate (KERA, 11/13/13)
Democratic candidates slow to jump on statewide ballot (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
Abortion issue surfaces in Railroad Commission race (Texas Tribune, 11/13/13)
Report: Latinos struggle to access reproductive care (Texas Tribune, 11/12/13)
AUDIO: Texas Democrats like the look of a Leticia Van de Putte-Wendy Davis ticket (KERA, 11/12/13)
Cruz reaches out to mainstream Republicans (Houston Chronicle, 11/12/13)
GOP challengers for lieutenant governor blast Dewhurst (Dallas Morning News, 11/12/13)
With Water Fund approved, a flood of ideas to consider (Texas Weekly, 11/12/13)
Abortion providers ask SCOTUS to reinstate injunction (Texas Tribune, 11/12/13)
Dewhurst to Congress: Did NSA spy on gun owners? (Texas Tribune, 11/12/13)
Inside intelligence: About that new abortion law… (Texas Tribune, 11/12/13)
Davis’ ‘pro-life’ claim outrages foes (Houston Chronicle, 11/11/13)
Fort Worth councilman pushes for marriage equality (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11/11/13)
A face-off outside Dallas in the escalating battle over Texas’ gun culture (New York Times, 11/11/13)
Abbott unveils proposals for privacy, ethics and DNA (Texas Tribune, 11/11/13)
In the wings: A fresh set of also-rans (Texas Tribune, 11/11/13)
AUDIO: In Texas, groups work to help uninsured Latinos (Texas Tribune, 11/11/13)
Clash of Texas political titans looms (Politico, 11/11/13)
In drought, Abbott keeps lawn green by drilling (Texas Tribune, 11/10/13)
No lessons yet from Voter ID law (AP, 11/10/13)
Texas and 5 other states resist processing benefits for gay couples (New York Times, 11/10/13)
Perry says Obama should acknowledge healthcare ‘fraud’ (Politico, 11/10/13)
VIDEO: Perry: There’ll be a ‘discussion’ on Christie’s conservatism (Politico, 11/10/13)
Candidates file for governor (Texas Tribune, 11/9/13)
SC politics: Texas Gov. Rick Perry to headline GOP’s winter fundraiser (The State, 11/9/13)
2014 campaign how off and running in Texas (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11/9/13)
Perry faces tough opponent in possible presidential run: himself (Dallas Morning News, 11/9/13)
VIDEO: Perry talks job creation in new national ad (Texas Tribune, 11/8/13)
AUDIO: TribCast plus: University of Texas/ Texas Tribune Poll (Texas Tribune, 11/8/13)
Republican cites ‘mental health’ claim from Wendy Davis lawsuit (Houston Chronicle, 11/8/13)
(UT/TT Poll: Texans distrust big institutions on privacy (Texas Tribune, 11/8/13)
Gov. Perry leaves a million Texans without health insurance (Houston Chronicle, 11/8/13)
Expensive state troubles and thrifty voters (Texas Tribune, 11/8/13)
Democrat Steve Brown to run for Railroad Commissioner (Texas Tribune, 11/8/13)
Rick Perry cites GOP governors but not Chris Christie (Politico, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Wendy Davis is not ready for prime-time (McAllen Monitor, 11/7/13)
Obama says Perry’s opposition to Medicaid expansion is ‘bullheadedness’ (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,11/7/13)
Rick Perry on what scares him, bad habits and his biggest intellectual challenge (Des Moines Register, 11/7/13)
Rick Perry on Ted Cruz, shutdown: ‘That’s his thing. My thing is governing.’ (Dallas Morning News,11/7/13)
Texas poll: Ted Cruz leads in 2016 (Politico, 11/7/13)
Potential Perry 2.0 Iowa return far quieter (Austin American-Statesman, 11/7/13)
‘Believe me, I know a few thing about forgettin,’ Rick Perry says in Iowa (Des Moines Register,11/7/13)
Lawmaker tells Perry that UT Regent Hall should resign (Texas Tribune, 11/7/13)
UT/TT Poll: Texans split on pathway to citizenship (Texas Tribune, 11/7/13)
Perry returns to Iowa (msnbc First Read, 11/7/13)
Pauken’s jab at ‘elitist’ higher ed system questioned (Texas Tribune, 11/7/13)
Texas Republicans love Ted Cruz but Rick Perry? Not so much (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/7/13)
Rick Perry returns to Iowa, fueling presidential speculation (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/7/13)
Wendy Davis, Texas legislator, to write memoir (New York Times, 11/7/13)
Wendy Davis says “I am pro-life” because she wants to protect women (Trail Blazers Blog, 11/6/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Elections, polling numbers and abortion laws (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
UT/TT Poll: Texans like parts of federal health law (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Texas comptroller hits GOP for alienating women (Washington Times, 11/6/13)
AUDIO: Texas Supreme Court weighs same-sex divorce case (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
UT/TT Poll: Border, fiscal issues top Texans’ concerns (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Texas voters approve nine constitutional amendments (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Thousands of affidavits, few problems with Voter ID law (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Abbott renews call for oversight of federal navigators (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
With Dallas visit, Obama helping to steer Texas dollars away from needy local Democrats (Dallas Morning News, 11/6/13)
In Dallas, Obama urges Medicaid expansion as he scoops up cash (Dallas Morning News, 11/6/13)
The Polling Center: What early poll results tell us (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Interactive: How Prop 6 fared in drier counties (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
In Texas, Obama calls on Perry to expand Medicaid (Texas Tribune, 11/6/13)
Study: At least 2 million Texans qualify for tax credit (Texas Tribune, 11/5/13)
Greg Abbott has double-digit lead over Wendy Davis in automated telephone poll (Houston Chronicle,11/5/13)
Texans easily approve $2 billion water fund, other amendments (Dallas Morning News, 11/5/13)
Obama to pressure Perry on health care during Texas visit (Politico, 11/5/13)
Abbott leads Davis by 15 (Public Policy Polling, 11/5/13)
Jim Wright denied voter ID card (Politico, 11/4/13)
UT’/TT Poll: Abbott’s lead over Davis in single digits (Texas Tribune, 11/4/13)
Texas poll: Greg Abbott up by 6 against Wendy Davis (Politico, 11/4/13)
Abortion debate could play into Hispanic vote in 2014 (Texas Tribune, 11/3/13)
Names invoked on the stump may shift votes (New York Times, 11/2/13)
Voter ID law snags former House Speaker Jim Wright (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11/2/13)
Carona lends private plane to Patrick campaign (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)
LCRA proposes emergency drought measures (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)
After court ruling, 9 abortion providers end services (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)
VIDEO: TribLive: A conversation with Todd Staples (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)
AUDIO: If Prop 6 passes, what’s next for water in Texas? (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)
Friendly fire in Texas legislative races (Texas Tribune, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Strict Texas abortion law takes effect (LA Times, 10/31/13)
Early voting in constitutional amendment nearly double (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/31/13)
AUDIO: Legal battle likely to keep abortion in spotlight through 2014 (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
Abbott: Texas’ economic foundation cracking (San Antonio Express-News, 10/31/13)
Wendy Davis’s secret weapon to win Texas (Newsweek, 10/31/13)
Nolan Ryan’s next pitch might be in politics (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/31/13)
Harry Reid: Ted Cruz ‘16 would be end of GOP (Politico, 10/31/13)
Prop 6: Where statewide candidates stand on water funds (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
Tommy Williams hired by Texas A&M University system (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
VIDEO: Texans will decide on property tax breaks for veterans (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
Davis says she’ll discuss border security with locals (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
5th Circuit reverses ruling on Texas abortion regulations (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
VIDEO: TribLive: Staples on why he’s running (Texas Tribune, 10/31/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Affidavits, Senate races and propositions (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
Early voting might double ‘09, ‘11 totals (San Antonio Express-News, 10/30/13)
Texas AG Abbott touts need to protect jobs and money (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/30/13)
Gov. Perry votes without a hitch, touts high early turnout (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/30/13)
Mega corps, special interests boost Straus water PAC (San Antonio Express-News, 10/30/13)
Trial lawyers call urgent meeting to discuss criticism (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
Perry casts ballot ‘as advertised’ under ID law (AP, 10/30/13)
Castro: No split among Democrats on immigration reform (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
Perry blasts impeachment probe of Wallace Hall (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
VIDEO: Pauken calls for more vocational education in web ad (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
CPRIT operations moratorium lifted following reforms (Texas Tribune, 10/30/13)
Tea Party activists push David Barton to primary Cornyn (National Review, 10/30/13)
Gregg Abbott will need affidavit to vote (San Antonio Express-News, 10/29/13)
State Sen. Wendy Davis has to sign affidavit to vote (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/28/13)
Under Texas’ new ID law, voting woes start in the middle (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/24/13)
AUDIO: As early voting begins, eyes on voter ID (Texas Tribune, 10/22/13)
Tax credit for Texas wind could lapse (Texas Weekly, 10/22/13)
Could rain dampen support for Prop 6? (Houston Chronicle, 10/22/13)
Could name change spur voter ID issue? Officials say no (Texas Tribune, 10/22/13)
Court battle begins over new abortion regulations (Texas Tribune, 10/21/13)
State says ‘fetal life’ can be protected (San Antonio Express-News, 10/21/13)
Court-at-law judge switches to Democratic Party (San Antonio Express-News, 10/21/13)
In federal court, attorneys spar over state’s new abortion rules (Houston Chronicle, 10/21/13)
After long fight, voter ID law takes effect Monday (Austin American-Statesman, 10/20/13)
Women key for Davis, Abbott in race (San Antonio Express-News, 10/20/13)
VIDEO: In new ad, Nolan Ryan pitches Prop 6 (Texas Tribune, 10/20/13)
Abbott stumps to rev up GOP women for 2014 (San Antonio Express-News, 10/19/13)
Ted Cruz gets hero’s welcome from Texas GOP women (San Antonio Express-News, 10/19/13)
Armed protesters rally at Alamo over gun restrictions (Texas Tribune, 10/19/13)
COMMENTARY: No Claytie and the Lady this time (New York Times, 10/19/13)
Texans stick with Cruz despite defeat in Washington (New York Times, 10/18/13)
Abbott: Cruz’s actions during shutdown no surprise (Texas Tribune, 10/18/13)
Dallas debate shows city power to limit drilling (Texas Tribune, 10/18/13)
Abbott defends Cruz at law enforcement speech; Davis cites police support in receiving group’s award (Austin American-Statesman, 10/18/13)
Key conservative group weighs in on Lt. Gov. race (Texas Tribune, 10/18/13)
Texas prepares to shutter high-risk insurance pool (Texas Tribune, 10/17/13)
Texas farmers, ranchers hit hard by shutdown (Texas Tribune, 10/17/13)
Wendy Davis campaign disavows robocall using her name (AP, 10/17/13)
Democrat Sam Houston announces bid for AG (Houston Chronicle, 10/17/13)
Branch vows to ‘attack’ voter fraud in Texas as AG (Houston Chronicle, 10/17/13)
Talk of repealing the 17th Amendment invades lieutenant governor race (Houston Chronicle,10/17/13)
Willeford: Perry ‘going after’ UT-Austin, Powers (Texas Tribune, 10/16/13)
Polling Center: Deflecting immigration questions (Texas Tribune, 10/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Why we miss Kay Bailey Hutchison (Houston Chronicle, 10/16/13)
Kay Bailey Hutchison blasts GOP ‘outliers’ who ‘hijacked’ debt, deficit debate (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/16/13)
Without Medicaid expansion, 1 million Texans lack insurance options (Texas Tribune, 10/16/13)
Reverse mortgage plan’s fate is in voters’ hands (Texas Tribune, 10/16/13)
AUDIO: On November ballot, property tax relief for military families (Texas Tribune, 10/16/13)
High court to hear Texas’ challenge to climate change rules (Texas Tribune, 10/15/13)
Polling center: A trickle of votes for a Water Fund (Texas Tribune, 10/15/13)
COMMENTARY: The 2013 Texas House, from right to left (Texas Tribune, 10/15/13)
Wendy Davis heads to Washington to raise campaign cash (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/15/13)
Cheerio and Shalom: Rick and Anita off to London and Israel (Austin American-Statesman, 10/15/13)
With post-’filibuster’ surge, Ted Cruz raised $1.19 million in last three months (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/15/13)
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst calls for Obama’s impeachment (Texas Observer, 10/15/13)
Gun rally on Alamo grounds triggers debate (San Antonio Express-News, 10/15/13)
VIDEO: Rick Perry hits Barbara Boxer ‘offensive’ remarks (Politico, 10/15/13)
Bias-ordinance repeal bid lacks signatures (San Antonio Express-News, 10/15/13)
Water funding proposition makes unusual allies (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
Perry group launching national anti-Washington ads (AP, 10/14/13)
Elections matter: If Dewhurst had won, government might still be open (Houston Chronicle,10/14/13)
Rally at the Alamo will call on Texans to raise their rifles high (New York Times, 10/14/13)
Controversial regent and higher ed reform advocate team up in PAC (Houston Chronicle, 10/14/13)
DC fundraiser for Wendy Davis next week (Politico, 10/14/13)
VIDEO: Perry touts conservative governors in new ad (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
UT/TT Poll: Texans support water measure by wide margin (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
Advocates target Latinos in ACA enrollment outreach (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
Running for office, campaigning on the status quo (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
Dewhurst calls for Obama’s impeachment (Texas Tribune, 10/14/13)
Rick Perry to appear in anti-DC ads (Politico, 10/14/13)
Kinky Friedman to run for Ag Commissioner as a Democrat (Texas Tribune, 10/12/13)
Cornyn tries to make his own political luck (Texas Tribune, 10/11/13)
Abbott urges reform, not repeal, of DREAM Act (Texas Tribune, 10/11/13)
GOP lieutenant governor candidates feud over issues, manhood (Austin American-Statesman,10/11/13)
Heckled at Values Voter summit, Ted Cruz escalates feud with John McCain (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/11/13)
GOP lieutenant governor hopefuls fire away (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/11/13)
Texas Democrats seek meeting with Cornyn, Cruz (Houston Chronicle, 10/11/13)
VIDEO: A conversation with four Lt. Gov. candidates (Texas Tribune, 10/11/13)
Polling Center: Clear demographics, unclear politics (Texas Tribune, 10/10/13)
Abbott: Water transfers could be among drought solutions (Austin American-Statesman, 10/10/13)
Abbott promises to keep Texas economy exceptional (AP, 10/10/13)
Republicans hold fundraiser for Women’s Health Program (Houston Chronicle, 10/10/13)
Scientists: Fracking study results obscured by politics (Texas Tribune, 10/10/13)
Battleground Texas beefs up in Cowtown (Texas Tribune, 10/9/13)
In the Senate, an expected exit and a surprising one (Texas Weekly, 10/8/13)
In San Antonio, Davis lauds nondiscrimination ordinance (Texas Tribune, 10/7/13)
VIDEO: Wendy Davis releases new ad: ‘A Texas Story’ (Texas Tribune, 10/7/13)
Wendy Davis tiptoes around government shutdown (Texas Tribune, 10/5/13)
Tough race lies ahead for SD-10 candidates (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
Rick Perry: California’s bad on every front. Vote for me? (LA Times, 10/4/13)
Appeals court won’t halt Texas voter law (Houston Chronicle, 10/4/13)
Texas’ Rick Perry faults Obama for standoff (AP, 10/4/13)
Candidate for governor Wendy Davis speaks at Rotary Club of Fort Worth (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/4/13)
Wendy Davis says she’ll win 2014 race for governor (Trial Blazers Blog, 10/4/13)
Rick Perry blames Barack Obama for shutdown, says his ‘job is to negotiate’ (Capitol Alert, 10/4/13)
Even amid furloughs, some Texans cheer Cruz (San Antonio News-Express, 10/4/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: A conversation with Anita Perry (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
VIDEO: Comparing Davis’ and Abbott’s announcement speeches (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
All but two Texas congressional districts gain more Hispanics (Houston Chronicle, 10/4/13)
Davis vows ‘a voice for all Texans’ (Houston Chronicle, 10/4/13)
VIDEO: Davis announces candidacy, promises ‘A Better Tomorrow’ (Texas Tribune,10/4/13)
Spoiler alert: Medina switch could upend electoral math (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
Embattled Cancer Center chief plans a new approach (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
Texas incentives lure video game companies (Texas Tribune, 10/4/13)
Wendy Davis makes it official, enters governor’s race (Texas Tribune, 10/3/13)
Sen. Davis throws her running shoes in ring (San Antonio News-Express, 10/3/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: Steve Murdock on Texas in 2050 (Texas Tribune, 10/3/13)
Texas anti-abortion ad to hit Wendy Davis (Politico, 10/3/13)
Van de Putte still mulling run with Wendy Davis (San Antonio Express-News, 10/3/13)
VIDEO: In new ad, Abbott vows to keep Texas red (Texas Tribune, 10/3/13)
Education commissioner speaks on Texas example, visits colonias during Valley tour (The Monitor,10/3/13)
Abbott: Davis too liberal for Texas (AP, 10/3/13)
Lieutenant governor candidates spar over pay, pensions (Austin American-Statesman,10/3/13)
Davis doesn’t mention abortion in announcing her run for governor (Austin American-Statesman,10/3/13)
Half of voters undecided on governor’s race as Davis set to announce (Houston Chronicle,10/3/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: A conversation with Joe Straus (Texas Tribune, 10/3/13)
AUDIO: In Travis County, House race livens up 2013 ballot (Texas Tribune, 10/3/13)
Wendy Davis enters race for Texas Governor with a shorter speech (New York Times,10/3/13)
Push for a shift could affect governor’s race (New York Times, 10/3/13)
Libertarian Kathie Glass announces bid for governor (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Meet the people behind Davis’ campaign for governor (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Tommy Williams to leave Texas Senate (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Cruz strategy adopted by GOP House leaders (Houston Chronicle, 10/2/13)
Lieutenant governor’s race may come down to personality (Houston Chronicle, 10/2/13)
Perry visits San Angelo to push water plan funding (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Ted Cruz picks up the Talking Stick (Texas Weekly, 10/2/13)
Security bills for Perry, Abbott fall to taxpayers (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Some GOP colleagues angry with Ted Cruz (Politico, 10/2/13)
What Wendy Davis needs to win uphill race for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News,10/2/13)
Perry, spokeswoman weigh in on first lady’s abortion comments (Austin American-Statesman,10/2/13)
Frustration over shutdown mounting in Ted Cruz’s Texas (al jazeera America, 10/2/13)
Poll: Abbott leads Davis by 8 points (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Polling Center: Will the Tea Party press John Cornyn? (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: A conversation about turning Texas blue (Texas Tribune, 10/2/13)
Abbott announces settlement on American Airlines merger (Texas Tribune, 10/1/13)
UPDATE: Texas AG race sees strange endorsement (Houston Chronicle, 10/1/13)
Texas governor’s trips to lure jobs stir skepticism over motive (New York Times, 10/1/13)
Rick Perry calls Obamacare ‘a criminal act’ as he stumps for Lonegan in Bergen County(Star-Ledger,10/1/13)
Perry: Wife misspoke about abortion (Bloomberg, 10/1/13)
Marketplaces launches with high expectations, hiccups (Texas Tribune, 10/1/13)
Rick Perry stumping for GOP candidate in NJ (Trail Blazers Blog, 10/1/13)
Poll: Texans split along party lines on Obamacare (Texas Tribune, 10/1/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: A conversation with David Dewhurst (Texas Tribune, 10/1/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: What does the Tea Party want? (Texas Tribune, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

State gets waiver from No Child Left Behind (Texas Weekly, 9/30/13)
VIDEO: Cornyn imagines a Blue Texas in new ad (Texas Tribune, 9/30/13)
Texans’ confused history lesson (Politico, 9/30/13)
‘Dreamers’ stage action in Laredo, Texas (LA Times, 9/30/13)
Some fear impact of state rules on health navigators (Texas Tribune, 9/30/13)
VIDEO: TribuneFest: A conversation with Wendy Davis (Texas Tribune, 9/29/13)
Rick Perry’s wife talks of abortion ‘right’ (Politico, 9/29/13)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads crowd of conservatives blasting Washington, ‘blue states’ (St. Louis Beacon, 9/28/13)
Perry unveils new low-tax group, as conservatives rally (St. Louis Beacon, 9/27/13)
Wendy Davis tells Democrats she’s in (Politico, 9/26/13)
Davis will be joining governor’s race, Democrats say (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/26/13)
Wendy Davis releases details about announcement (Texas Tribune, 9/26/13)
Sources say Davis will run for governor (Austin American-Statesman, 9/26/13)
Wendy Davis vs. Greg Abbott in Texas: ‘Bruising’ (Politico, 9/22/13)
Rick Perry’s bid to stay relevant for 2016 (Politico, 9/21/13)
GOP candidates oppose expanding rights for gays (San Antonio Express-News, 9/21/13)
Behind Davis, another hope for Democrats (New York Times, 9/21/13)
A maverick tries to stay in the picture (Texas Tribune, 9/20/13)
In Texas, a gender gap on the 2014 ballot? (Texas Tribune, 9/20/13)
AUDIO: Imagining Wendy Davis’ first week on the campaign trail (Texas Tribune,9/20/13)
New immigration bill filed; Texas lawmakers leave talks (Texas Tribune, 9/20/13)
VIDEO: TribLive: Patrick on Democratic chairmen (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
VIDEO: TribLive: Patrick on the two-thirds rule (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
Abortion opponents criticize Patrick’s past investment (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
Hundreds of thousands of Texans would lose food stamps under House bill, advocates say(Dallas Morning News, 9/19/13)
Lt. gov candidate Dan Patrick knows struggles of going broke (Dallas Morning News,9/19/13)
Democrats see catalyst in Davis run (San Antonio Express-News, 9/19/13)
TxDOT hoping ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ provides more cash (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
AUDIO: Ahead of health care rollout, groups seek to answer questions (Texas Tribune,9/19/13)
Polling Center: Lies, damn lies and campaign polls (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
DeLay’s money laundering conviction overturned (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
Watson responds to Perry’s move to regulate insurance navigators (Texas Tribune,9/19/13)
VIDEO: TribLive: Patrick on the abortion filibuster (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
Court overturns DeLay’s criminal convictions (Austin American-Statesman, 9/19/13)
Abortion opponents criticize Patrick’s past investment (Texas Tribune, 9/19/13)
Perry and O’Malley face off in jobs debate (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
President Obama to visit Dallas next month for two fund-raisers (Trail Blazers Blog, 9/18/13)
Rick Perry to campaign for Steve Lonegan in New Jersey (BuzzFeed Politics, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Guns, gay rights could be factors in Wendy Davis run for Texas governor(Dallas Morning News, 9/18/13)
Defund? Repeal? No, Gov. Rick Perry wants to ‘fix’ Obamacare (Trail Blazers Blog, 9/18/13)
Texas again has highest uninsured rate in nation (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
Dan Patrick defends charter school bill before SBOE (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
Wendy Davis to announce gubernatorial decision Oct. 3 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,9/18/13)
Sparring between Govs. O’Malley and Perry continues on the set of ‘Crossfire’ (Washington Post,9/18/13)
Perry responds to criticism of gun tour (Baltimore Sun, 9/18/13)
Perry responds to critics of visit to DC-area gun manufacturer (MSNBC First Read, 9/18/13)
Wendy Davis e-mail hints at run for Texas governor (Washington Post, 9/18/13)
What Wendy Davis needs to do (The Fix, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: O’Malley, Perry spars over jobs with 2016 in background (Baltimore Sun, 9/18/13)
Wendy Davis to possibly announce run for Texas governor (LA Times, 9/18/13)
Wendy Davis prepares to launch Texas gubernatorial bid next month (Washington Post,9/18/13)
Group targets Perry’s business-recruiting trips (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Embargoes, Pauken and health insurance (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
AG unlikely to sue over San Antonio ordinance (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
Bar Association: Texas death penalty system falls short (Texas Tribune, 9/18/13)
Remade Higher Ed board reaching out to universities (Texas Weekly, 9/18/13)
A third legal challenges to Texas Voter ID law (Texas Tribune, 9/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Martin O’Malley: What Maryland does better than Texas (Washington Post,9/17/13)
Perry to tour gun facility near Washington (CNN Political Ticker, 9/17/13)
Dewhurst forced to play defense in Houston debate (Houston Chronicle, 9/17/13)
Democratic chair takes issue with Dewhurst debate remark (Houston Chronicle, 9/17/13)
An announcement from Wendy Davis, sort of (Texas Tribune, 9/17/13)
Evolution, textbook review focus of SBOE hearing (Texas Tribune, 9/17/13)
Wendy Davis will announce what’s next’ Oct. 3 (Austin American-Statesman, 9/17/13)
Perry directs HHSC to pursue Medicaid block grant (Texas Tribune, 9/16/13)
Van de Putte not yet set on lieutenant governor race (San Antonio Express-News, 9/15/13)
In state records, little evidence to back new abortion law (Texas Tribune, 9/15/13)
Not to be, um, trifled with, Texas guards its slogans (New York Times, 9/14/13)
Perry aide leaving for Insurance Dept job (Texas Tribune, 9/13/13)
A new boom for oil, but a bust for state’s rural roads (Texas Tribune, 9/13/13)
Graveling over visible — and invisible — funding holes (Texas Tribune, 9/13/13)
DPS extends hours to process free Voter ID cards (Texas Tribune, 9/13/13)

Greg Abbott adviser retweets Wendy Davis ‘too stupid’ to be gov (Trail Blazers Blog, 9/12/13)
Todd Staples says David Dewhurst proved he’s not a strong leader in GOP US Senate race(Dallas Morning News, 9/12/13)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Martin O’Malley (Baltimore Sun, 9/11/13)
AUDIO: After session, uncertainty over road funding persists (Texas Tribune, 9/6/13)
Abbott continues attack on San Antonio ordinance (Texas Tribune, 9/6/13)
Davis supporters will continue to wait, opponents ‘look bad’ (Texas Public Radio, 9/6/13)
Abbott says San Antonio NDO is subject to a legal challenge (Texas Public Radio, 9/6/13)
Judges: 2014 primaries can use Lege-approved maps (Texas Tribune, 9/6/13)
Federal panel says boundaries approved by Legislature this summer to be used in 2014 elections(Trail Blazers Blog, 9/6/13)
Runoff elections secured NDO’s passage (San Antonio Express-News, 9/6/13)
Wendy Davis’s father, Jerry Russell, dead at 77 (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
Grand jury appointed to hear coercion case against Gov. Rick Perry and Travis County DA(Texas Public Radio, 9/5/13)
AG candidate Smitherman says Texas can be an independent nation (Trail Blazers Blog, 9/5/13)
Non-discrimination ordinance opponents target Mayor Julian Castro for recall (Texas Public Radio, 9/5/13)
VIDEO: Labor Day marks beginning of political season as Wendy Davis gets closer to decision on campaign for governor (Trail Blazers Blog, 9/5/13)
Texas National Guard asks Greg Abbott if it should extend military same-sex benefits(Trail Blazers Blog, 9/5/13)
San Antonio passes LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
AUDIO: Is Ted Cruz crowding Cornyn out? (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis wins lawsuit against racist GOP redistricting plan(DailyKos, 9/5/13)
Wendy Davis closer to recouping money spent on redistricting fight (Houston Chronicle,9/5/13)
San Antonio passes far-reaching anti-discrimination measure (New York Times, 9/5/13)
S.A. Council passes nonbias ordinance (San Antonio Express-News, 9/5/13)
The Polling Center: Inventing Abbott (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
Many Texans choosing TV en Espanol (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
Eagle Ford shale region sees benefits, concerns (Texas Tribune, 9/5/13)
Voter ID tried on local elections, not yet in a big one (Texas Weekly, 9/4/13)
At Labor Day breakfast, Democrats continue to urge Wendy Davis to run for governor(Trail Blazers Blog, 9/4/13)
Some Texas abortion clinics prepare to shut down after new law (Dallas Morning News,9/4/13)
Texas GOP candidates join fray against San Antonio gay rights measure (Dallas Morning News,9/4/13)
Dallas-area Democrats look for edge in possible Wendy Davis bid for governor (Dallas Morning News,9/4/13)
New state water board convenes for the first time (Austin American-Statesman, 9/3/13)
Smackdown: Governors take the battle over business public (TPM, 9/3/13)
Texas Chief Justice Jefferson resigns (Texas Tribune, 9/3/13)
AUDIO: Uncertainty lingers as insurance exchange rollout nears (Texas Tribune, 9/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Perry may provide an important lesson (Kansas City Star, 9/2/13)
Study says Texas premiums will rise with Medicaid expansion opposition (Dallas Morning News,9/2/13)
Sen. Davis off stage, but not out of spotlight (San Antonio Express-News, 9/1/13)
Houston will be ground zero in race for lieutenant governor (Houston Chronicle, 9/1/13)
A parking lot plan likely propelled Wendy Davis into public service (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,9/1/13)
Spotlight on Davis,  the Democrats’ big hope (Texas Tribune, 9/1/13)

AUGUST 2013

Texas politics is half-ready for a Labor Day start (Texas Tribune, 8/30/13)
Texas AG Greg Abbott releases tax returns (AP, 8/30/13)
George W. Bush and Donald Trump agree on Greg Abbott for governor (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/30/13)
Smitherman: Unborn ‘would have voted Republican’ (Texas Tribune, 8/30/13)
New UT Regents chairman determined to avoid drama (Texas Tribune, 8/30/13)
Ron Paul loyalists could decide battle for Texas GOP chair (San Antonio Express-News,8/30/13)
Houston ground zero in search for uninsured (Houston Chronicle, 8/30/13)
Wendy Davis raised $1.2M after filibuster (Politico, 8/29/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Perry disputes ‘job poacher’ charge in advance of Missouri speech (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/29/13)
Rick Perry sparks poaching spat with Jay Nixon (Politico, 8/29/13)
Perry: Businesses will leave Missouri in droves if Nixon’s tax-cut veto stands (St. Louis Beacon,8/29/13)
TxDOT officials address concerns on cost-cutting plans (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
Richard Trumka wants Texas ‘14 labor push (Politico, 8/29/13)
Perot Foundation announces $1M gift to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Dallas Morning News,8/29/13)
Austin City Council opposes Texas voter ID law (Austin American-Statesman, 8/29/13)
Dan Patrick, Donna Campbell jump on GOP anti-ordinance train (Houston Chronicle,8/29/13)
Wendy Davis delays announcement on future political plans while father’s in hospital(Trail Blazers Blog, 8/29/13)
Census: Texas has highest rate of uninsured in nation (Austin American-Statesman,8/29/13)
Democrats see value in Texas in candidacy for governor (New York Times, 8/29/13)
Health Council gives tacit approval to abortion rules (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
With Voter ID in effect, Edinburg voters cast ballots (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
The polling center: Why Holder may help Abbott in 2014 (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
Potential SD-1o candidates await Davis’ decision (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
Texas groundwater districts face bevy of challenges (Texas Tribune, 8/29/13)
Flak follows Perry’s Missouri ad blitz (CNN Political Ticker, 8/28/13)
Perry welcomes Missouri tax debate, decries ‘blue-state’ policies (St. Louis Beacon, 8/28/13)
ID law no problem in Galveston vote (Houston Chronicle, 8/28/13)
Dewhurst says Davis will fail if she seeks statewide office (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,8/28/13)
Nonbias ordinance draws long and loud argument (San Antonio Express-News, 8/28/13)
Nixon fires back at Perry: ‘You don’t mess with folks here in the Show-Me State’ (Kansas City Star,8/28/13)
Texas Democrats look for statewide candidates to run on ticket with Wendy Davis (Dallas Morning News, 8/28/13)
Wendy Davis postpones announcement on political future (Texas Tribune, 8/28/13)
Inside intelligence: More GOP primary predictions (Texas Tribune, 8/28/13)
Texas prepares to enact strict abortion regulations (Texas Tribune, 8/28/13)
Job-training program adjusts amid funding cuts (Texas Tribune, 8/28/13)
Gov. Perry’s visit is shaking up Missouri tax fight (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/28/13)
Missouri Chamber is under fire for hosting Texas governor’s job-hunting visit (Kansas City Star,8/27/13)
Rick Perry will return to Iowa for Polk County GOP dinner (Des Moines Register, 8/27/13)
AUDIO: Texas Democrats waiting for Davis before deciding on 2014 (Texas Tribune,8/27/13)
AUDIO: In Austin, Pelosi promotes economic agenda for women (Texas Tribune, 8/26/13)
Obama’s big voting rights gamble (Politico, 8/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Dallas County taxpayers funding both sides in Texas voter ID fight(Dallas Morning News, 8/26/13)
U.S. vs. Texas and the strident language of the voting rights fight (The Atlantic, 8/26/13)
In Austin, Pelosi praises Wendy Davis but doesn’t pressure her to run for governor (Austin American-Statesman, 8/26/13)
Greg Abbott says San Antonio shouldn’t pass ordinance protecting gays (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/26/13)
Debate over LGBT ordinance roils San Antonio (Texas Tribune, 8/26/13)
Documents still show no evidence of excrement at abortion debate (Texas Tribune,8/26/13)
Lawmakers alter Texas health policies (Texas Tribune, 8/26/13)
VIDEO: Dehurst defends phone call to Allen police (WFAA, 8/25/13)
AG candidates rip ordinance (San Antonio Express-News, 8/25/13)
A combative Nixon blasts Texas governor ahead of Missouri trip (PoliticMO, 8/25/13)
In DFA, struggle to save water and prepare for growth (Texas Tribune, 8/25/13)
Cruz speaks volumes with his silence on Senate GOP colleagues’ primary races(Washington Post,8/24/13)
Committee hires Rusty Hardin for impeachment probe (Texas Tribune, 8/23/13)
KTRS drops Texas governor’s ads because of move-to-Texas message (St. Louis Beacon,8/23/13)
Dallas County DA Craig Watkins says he would be ‘amused and amazed’ if feds were investigating him (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/23/13)
Texas Supreme Court takes same-sex divorce cases (Austin American-Statesman, 8/23/13)
Cruz’s supporters don’t question eligibility (Texas Tribune, 8/23/13)
Sen. Ted Cruz won’t endorse Sen. John Cornyn for re-election (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/23/13)
Pitts, House budget writer, announces retirement (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
Intervention to speed relative’s jail release could hurt Dewhurst politically (Dallas Morning News,8/22/13)
Abbott predicts March primaries will take place on schedule (San Antonio Express-News,8/22/13)
David Dewhurst’s call to Allen police sure to be fodder for rivals’ political ads (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/22/13)
Missouri Secretary of State asks Perry to stay away (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
What the DOJ decision means for Texas’ congressional delegation (The Fix, 8/22/13)
VIDEO: Police: Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst asked to get relative out of jail (NBC DFW, 8/22/13)
Kander: Rick Perry trying to ‘poach’ Missouri jobs (PoliticMO, 8/22/13)
AUDIO: With spotlight on Cruz, Doggett touts health care law (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
Crowded race for comptroller taking shape (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
New voting law aims to curb ballot harvesting (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
Cruz doesn’t say whether he will support a Perry presidential run (Texas Tribune,8/22/13)
DOJ seeks to stop Texas Voter ID, redistricting maps (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
How abortion could shape a 2014 Abbott-Davis contest (Texas Tribune, 8/22/13)
Critics attack David Dewhurst call to jail (Politico, 8/22/13)
Voter ID debate heats up as Dallas County joins fight (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
Two GOP operatives reveal how to turn Texas blue (New Republic, 8/21/13)
State puts gravel road plan on hold (San Antonio Express-News, 8/21/13)
Galveston County may run afoul of Voting Rights Act (Houston Chronicle, 8/21/13)
Array of state lawmakers create coalition, endorse Proposition 6 (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/21/13)
On Missouri trip, Texas governor plans attempt to lure companies to own state (PoliticMO, 8/21/13)
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst calls police after relative’s arrest (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
OPINION: Ted Cruz, traitor to his class (Politico, 8/21/13)
Joaquin and Julian Castor’s national road show (Politico, 8/21/13)
VIDEO: Sen. Ted Cruz makes stop in Dallas on town hall tour (NBC-DFW, 8/21/13)
TxDOT’s cost-cutting plans draw local outrage (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
Tension, anxiety are backdrop of UT Regents meeting (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
Debate over LGBT ordinance roils San Antonio (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
Will federal moves spur Texas criminal justice change? (Texas Tribune, 8/21/13)
Perry appoints former staffer to Public Utility Commission (NBD-DFW, 8/21/13)
Gov Rick Perry takes low-taxes show to Missouri (NBC-DFW, 8/20/13)
AG candidate to Mayor Castro: Drop LGBT ordinance (San Antonio Express-News, 8/20/13)
Senator Cruz may have to wait eight months to stop being Canadian (Reuters, 8/20/13)
Next stop for Texas governor: Missouri (Dallas Morning News, 8/20/13)
Predicting GOP primaries in statewide races (Texas Tribune, 8/20/13)
Cruz looking for like-minded senate candidates (Texas Tribune, 8/20/13)
Governor’s office: We’re not negotiating on Obamacare (Texas Tribune, 8/20/13)
Cruz effect likely in 2014 primaries (Texas Weekly, 8/20/13)
Report: Texas pays nearly $4M to sue feds (NBC-DFW, 8/20/13)
Taxpayers’ tab for Abbott vs. Obama continues to grow (Houston Chronicle, 8/20/13)
Obamacare critic Rick Perry seeks cash from law (Politico, 8/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrats want Wendy, but what’s Plan B? (San Antonio Express-News,8/19/13)
Plan to convert roads to gravel begins despite pushback (Texas Tribune, 8/19/13)
Abbott: MALC attorney’s actions ‘unethical’ (Texas Tribune, 8/19/13)
Emails suggest Perry backed criticism of UT’s Powers (Houston Chronicle, 8/19/13)
Cruz will renounce Canadian ties (Texas Tribune, 8/19/13)
Cruz: Americans could get ‘addicted’ to Obamacare (Texas Tribune, 8/19/13)
San Antonio attorney to review complaint against Perry (Texas Tribune, 8/19/13)
Dallas County could take on Texas over voter ID law (Dallas Morning News, 8/19/13)
Gov. Perry to headline California GOP convention (NBC-DFW, 8/19/13)
Greg Abbott thanks ‘retard Barbie’ tweet writer (Politico, 8/18/13)
Dual citizenship may pose problem if Ted Cruz seeks presidency (Dallas Morning News,8/18/13)
Wendy Davis sounds like candidate at fundraiser (Houston Chronicle, 8/17/13)
Wendy Davis getting closer to running for Texas governor (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/17/13)
Redistricting plan set, but legal debate not over (Texas Tribune, 8/17/13)
Judge halts challenge to CSCOPE curriculum (Austin American-Statesman, 8/16/13)
Perry appoints new Water Development Board (Texas Tribune, 8/16/13)
Wendy Davis: ‘Very, very seriously’ looking at Texas governor bid (LA Times, 8/16/13)
Prosecutor will be named to look into complaint against Rick Perry (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/15/13)
The paranoid style in Texas politics (Texas Observer, 8/14/13)
State awaiting Feds’ OK to boost Medicaid payments (Texas Tribune, 8/13/13)
Pre-K advocacy group to turn in 150,000 signatures in Harris County (Houston Chronicle,8/13/13)
Texas Democrats looking for a Pied Piper (Texas Tribune, 8/12/13)
Challengers emerge for Texas freshmen in US House races (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/12/13)
Local Democrats say Republicans are the real dinosaurs (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/12/13)
Analysis: Ted Cruz turning into Rick Perry’s worst nightmare in Iowa (Houston Chronicle,8/12/13)
Kathy Walt returns as Rick Perry’s top exec (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/12/13)
Texas and the Voting Rights Act: Bigotry for all the right reasons (The Economist, 8/12/13)
A Texan tragedy: Ample oil, no water (Mother Jones, 8/12/13)
Kathy Walt returns to Team Perry (Texas Tribune, 8/12/13)
VIDEO: Smitherman pledges to protect Texans from EPA (Texas Tribune, 8/12/13)
These eight charts explain why ‘Blue Texas’ won’t happen (The New Republic, 8/11/13)
Charter schools in churches a focus of praise, concerns (Texas Tribune, 8/11/13)
White male Democrats in Texas Legislature are nearly extinct (Dallas Morning News,8/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Greg Abbott and Latinos — an unrequited love (Houston Chronicle,8/10/13)
Democrats look to Wendy Davis as the charm (New York Times, 8/10/13)
Outsiders have something in common – squeaky wheels (Texas Tribune, 8/9/13)
Prepping for 2016: Rick Perry (Washington Post, 8/9/13)
Weighing governor’s bid, Wendy Davis feels the August heat (TIME, 8/9/13)
Rep. Brandon Creighton announces bid for Ag Commissioner (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/9/13)
New abortion limits, but more money for women’s health (Texas Tribune, 8/9/13)
Perry’s whack at the Obamacare pinata (Texas Tribune, 8/9/13)
Rep. Louie Gohmert to challenge Sen. John Cornyn? Some tea partiers hope so. (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/8/13)
Texas drivers stuck in traffic as state rejects road tax (Bloomberg, 8/8/13)
Gohmert v. Cronyn (Burkablog, 8/8/13)
Polling Center: Joe Straus and the other Republicans (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
Amid tension, UT-Austin touts fundraising numbers (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
Abbott detours around government shutdown idea (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
Sebelius: We’re open to ‘Uniquely Texan’ approach (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
Abbott campaign spends on consultants and advertising (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
Under new state ratings, most schools met standards (Texas Tribune, 8/8/13)
AUDIO: TribCast: Wendy Davis, Ted Cruz, and Rick Perry (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
A new campaign team for Dewhurst re-election bid (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
A new Perry vs. Doggett education fight? (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
About those free Voter ID cards (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Billion dollar Band-Aids for Texas roads (Burkablog, 8/7/13)
Senator, state education board member consider debate on CSCOPE (Dallas Morning News,8/7/13)
The one that got away; How Rick Perry turned into my Moby Dick (Texas Monthly, 8/7/13)
State to Feds: We won’t enforce insurance reforms (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
AG endorsements underscore House Republicans’ split (Texas Tribune, 8/7/13)
Why Wendy Davis shouldn’t run for governor of Texas (The Fix, 8/7/13)
Schieffer ready to play ball with high-speed rail (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/7/13)
Dewhurst campaign team has conservative bent (Austin American-Statesman, 8/7/13)
Branch files brief defending state marriage law (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Inside intelligence: About those political maps… (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
UT-Austin cancels Regent’s records request (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Travis County will fund Public Integrity Unit (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Farewell to the 83rd Legislature (Burkablog, 8/6/13)
Another Rick Perry ‘oops’ moment, on video (Houston Chronicle, 8/6/13)
Commissioners OK funding for DA’s Public Integrity Unit (Austin American-Statesman,8/6/13)
VIDEO: Transportation funding plan now up to voters (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Davis hints at governor’s race, fuels excitement (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
AUDIO: The nexus of water and energy (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Perry vetoed wage bill after getting letters from retailers (Houston Chronicle, 8/6/13)
Pushing campus carry; Gun rights backers eye special session (San Antonio Express-News,8/6/13)
AUDIO: Lawmakers working to convince voters on water funding (Texas Tribune, 8/6/13)
Wendy Davis for governor of Texas? Filibuster leader considers it (LA Times, 8/5/13)
Third special session comes to quick end (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/5/13)
Fort Worth Democrat gets another turn in the Washington spotlight (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,8/5/13)
AUDIO: Immigration sparks debate over future of Texas GOP (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
VIDEO: Patrick ad goes fishing for GOP primary votes (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Texas state senator says bid for governor is possible (New York Times, 8/5/13)
Plan would give $1.8M from Travis taxpayers to smaller Public Integrity Unit (Austin American-Statesman, 8/5/13)
STAAR tests released to public (Austin American-Statesman, 8/5/13)
Review: Ironically, Texas embraces renewable energy in ‘The Great Texas Wind Rush’(Washington Post, 8/5/13)
After turmoil, Texas cancer agency gets 2nd chance (AP, 8/5/13)
Wendy Davis at National Press Club today (PoliTex, 8/5/13)
Poop-gate update: DPS says it will release information (Texas Observer, 8/5/13)
What would happen if voting were easier? (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Davis says she’ll run for re-election or governor (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Nine constitutional amendment to be on November ballot (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Lawmakers pass roads cash plan, adjourn special session (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
AUDIO: Agenda Texas: Discussing budget priorities (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Big bidness: Other states seize on Texas’ inaction on roads (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/5/13)
Patterson urges Perry to add campus carry to session agenda (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/5/13)
Texas gov race 2014: Wendy Davis: I will run for re-election or governor (Politico, 8/5/13)
In DC, state Sen. Wendy Davis vows bid for governor or reelection; no other options under review(Trail Blazers Blog, 8/5/13)
Texas DPS not talking about abortion protest (El Paso Times, 8/5/13)
Obscure agency could gain power with water measure (Texas Tribune, 8/5/13)
Abbott faces questions on turnabout and fair play (Texas Tribune, 8/4/13)
Ted Cruz made $1M as lawyer while campaigning for Senate in 2012 (Dallas Morning News,8/4/13)
Rick Perry shows up in new glasses at RedState gathering (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/3/13)
State awaits guidance to drug test jobless Texans (Texas Tribune, 8/3/13)
Legislature’s changes to Texas education go far beyond zapping of 10 STAAR tests (Dallas Morning News, 8/3/13)
Davis fires up Democrats’ rally (San Antonio Express-News, 8/3/13)
Playing ‘Simon Says’ with political maps (Texas Tribune, 8/2/13)
Feds approve Texas’ request for West recovery (Texas Tribune, 8/2/13)
Abbott discusses details of lawsuit settlement (Texas Tribune, 8/2/13)
AG Abbott paid $5M so far from injury settlement (Houston Chronicle, 8/2/13)
Sen. Patrick urges governor to add key conservative issues for special session (Trail Blazers Blog, 8/2/13)
Women’s Health Coalition worries state plan falls short (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
San Antonio considers shale drilling’s effect on ozone (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
The Polling Center: From smooth sailing to traffic jam (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
High school students will take fewer state tests (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
Perry to attend weekend conference in New Orleans (AP, 8/1/13)
Officials: Texas running out of execution drug (Austin American-Statesman, 8/1/13)
House panel backs new transportation funding plan (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
Prices under wraps as Texas health coverage marketplace takes shape (Dallas Morning News,8/1/13)
Route to deal on cash for roads remain hazy (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
AUDIO: Transportation vote puts spotlight on absent lawmakers (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
Report: Texas counties stand to gain from health reform (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)
Ken Paxton announces bid for AG (Texas Tribune, 8/1/13)

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