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.

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In Iowa, Perry bus tour makes last stops of 2011 (Texas Tribune, 12/31/11)
Rick Perry campaign plays blame game (Politico, 12/31/11)
Cross-state air pollution rule stayed in Texas (Texas Tribune, 12/30/11)
Audio: Texas drought may leave long-lasting damage (Texas Tribune, 12/30/11)
Rick Perry’s political fortunes fell in 2011 (Texas Tribune, 12/30/11)
Rick Perry addresses the whereabouts of his signature boots (Texas Tribune, 12/30/11)
Primary opponents hunt for signs of double-dipping (Texas Tribune, 12/30/11)
Perry trips on anti-sodomy Supreme Court case (Texas Tribune, 12/29/11)
Perry’s Iowa push not moving the polls (Texas Tribune, 12/29/11)
Perry shifts his stance on abortion (Texas Tribune, 12/27/11)
Perry sues to get on Virginia ballot (Washington Post, 12/27/11)
Perry sues over Virginia ballot access (Texas Tribune, 12/27/11)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio back campaigning with Perry in Iowa (Texas Tribune, 12/27/11)
Perry plugs part-time Congress in new TV spot (Texas Tribune, 12/26/11)
Some elections depend on which lines judges draw (Texas Tribune, 12/26/11)
Texas taxpayers’ bill for Rick Perry’s out-of-state campaign travel grows (Des Moines Register, 12/26/11)
Rick Perry’s taxpayer-funded security costs rise (Texas Tribune, 12/25/11)
Commentary: The ‘hardship’ of gubernatorial life (Austin American-Statesman, 12/24/11)
Veterans tout Perry in new ad (Texas Tribune, 12/23/11)
Texas electric grid faces uncertainty in 2012 (Texas Tribune, 12/23/11)
Texas Enterprise Fund lures business to Texas, but job numbers disputed (Texas Tribune, 12/23/11)
Officeholders tap pensions to run for low-paying jobs (Texas Tribune, 12/23/11)
Perry grants eight pardons (Texas Tribune, 12/22/11)
Perry headed back to Austin after first leg of bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/22/11)
Rick Perry back in Iowa, with less roar and more whisper (Washington Post, 12/22/11)
Members of Congress collect thousands in state pensions (Austin American-Statesman, 12/22/11)
Before hiatus, Perry bus tour gains traction (Texas Tribune, 12/22/11)
Taxpayers have paid Perry sub Dewhurst $32,054 (Houston Chronicle, 12/21/11)
Perry rival wants probe of retirement pay (Texas Tribune, 12/21/11)
Texas candidates file with parties for 2012 elections (Texas Tribune, 12/20/11)
Is Rick Perry’s $92,376 pension the harbinger of a major fiscal crisis? (Washington Post, 12/19/11)
Perry revisits undocumented students’ in-state tuition (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Building codes to tighten across Texas (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Exonerated of murder, Morton seeks prosecutor inquiry (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Inside Intelligence: About splitting primaries… (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Democrats desperately seeking Senate candidate after Sanchez quits race (Houston Chronicle, 12/19/11)
Paul Sadler, a Democrat, files for US Senate (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Perry on TARP: ‘Single greatest act of thievery’  in US history (CBS News, 12/19/11)
Rick Perry’s last stand (Politico, 12/19/11)
Redistricting judges risk disruption of Texas elections (Texas Tribune, 12/19/11)
Perry confronted over fracking and gay rights (Texas Tribune, 12/18/11)
Perry’s faith-fueled bus tour goes to church (Texas Tribune, 12/18/11)
Perry talks Trans-Texas Corridor in Iowa (Texas Tribune, 12/17/11)
Perry: Cain has ‘characteristics’ of Defense Secretary (Texas Tribune, 12/17/11)
Critics question Perry’s move to collect pension (Texas Tribune, 12/17/11)
Democrat Ric Sanchez drops out of race to replace Sen. Hutchison (AP, 12/16/11)
Perry collects retirement while on state payroll (Austin American-Statesman, 12/16/11)
Audio: Texas could feel effects of Wyoming fracking study (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
Unemployment drops in November; private industries grow (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
On redistricting, GOP and Texas AG are in sync (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
Perry ‘retires’ to boost pension pay (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
Political parties agree to April 3 primaries (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
UT President ends tough year with another battle (Texas Tribune, 12/16/11)
Perry likens himself to often-doubted Tebow in final debate before caucuses (Austin American-Statesman,12/15/11)
Gaffe-free debate for Perry, but Paul steals the show (Texas Tribune, 12/15/11)
Split primaries could favor tea party candidates (Austin American-Statesman, 12/15/11)
Texas executions reach new low (Austin American-Statesman, 12/15/11)
Rick Perry says fourth place Iowa finish won’t stop his campaign (ABC News, 12/15/11)
Rick Perry warns Iowa voters on ‘war on our values’ (LA Times, 12/15/11)
Perry is Texas Monthly’s bum steer of the year (Texas Tribune, 12/15/11)
New Perry ad attacks Romney, Gingrich (Texas Tribune, 12/15/11)
Texas’ move to managed care comes with strings attached (Texas Tribune, 12/15/11)
Rick Perry’s presidential candidacy a bitter pill for Texans (The Daily Beast, 12/15/11)
GOP lawmakers want one primary (San Antonio Express-News, 12/14/11)
Perry, Paul likely to team up in attack on front-runners (Houston Chronicle, 12/14/11)
Filing deadline extended by 4 days (San Antonio Express-News, 12/14/11)
Perry, Romney internal polls show New Gingrich slippage, sources say (Politico, 12/14/11)
Perry turns some heads on Iowa bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/14/11)
Perry puts faith in his Iowa bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/14/11)
Texas redistricting case: Five things you need to know (Washington Post, 12/13/11)
Video: In new ad, Perry touts truth-telling (Texas Tribune, 12/13/11)
Down the stretch, Perry launches a big push in Iowa (LA Times, 12/13/11)
AG Eric Holder:We must uphold Voting Rights Act (Texas Tribune, 12/13/11)
More time, but no maps or election dates for candidates (Texas Tribune, 12/13/11)
MALDEF files school finance lawsuit against state (San Antonio Express-News, 12/13/11)
Perry ground game: An old-fashioned bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/13/11)
Video: Quoting pundits, Perry asserts he has momentum (Texas Tribune, 12/13/11)
Drug seizures increase as immigrant apprehensions drop (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Perry blasts Obama over border National Guard drawdown (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Perry calls for constitutional amendment on school prayer (Austin American-Statesman, 12/12/11)
School finance expert leaving Texas Legislature (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Feds approve one Texas health waiver, reject another (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Judges to offer guidance to party leaders after Supreme Court blocks maps (Austin American-Statesman,12/12/11)
Combs: State revenues higher than expected (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Redistricting orders throw Texas politics into disarray (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Measuring the impact of historic Texas education cuts (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
In Iowa, Rick Perry doesn’t mention controversial ads (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Medicaid payment cuts in Texas worry therapy providers (Texas Tribune, 12/12/11)
Rick Perry is confident, but is he ready? (Washington Post, 12/11/11)
Perry looks for momentum in Iowa (Texas Tribune, 12/11/11)
Perry has strong debate heading into bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/11/11)
Texas elections are in limbo over redistricting issue (New York Times, 12/11/11)
Top Texas GOP panel offers mixed reviews on Perry presidential bid (Dallas Morning News, 12/11/11)
Texas voting in 2012: A three-court puzzle (SCOTUSblog, 12/11/11)
Perry has strong debate heading into bus tour (Texas Tribune, 12/10/11)
Supreme Court temporarily blocks interim redistricting maps (San Antonio Express-News, 12/10/11)
Rick Perry, the Iowa X-factor (Washington Post, 12/9/11)
US Supreme Court blocks Texas redistricting maps (Austin American-Statesman, 12/9/11)
Supreme Court intervenes in Texas redistricting case (LA Times, 12/9/11)
Supreme Court freezes Texas elections (Texas Tribune, 12/9/11)
Higher wealth school districts sue state over funding system (Dallas Morning News, 12/9/11)
Gaffe-prone Perry flubs Supreme Court answer (Texas Tribune, 12/9/11)
Democrats fight insurance agency plan to delay reform (Texas Tribune, 12/9/11)
Second school finance lawsuit filed (Austin American-Statesman, 12/9/11)
Immigration falls as campaign border rhetoric soars (Texas Tribune, 12/9/11)
Obama aide: Perry ’struggling,’ and wrong on ‘war on religion’ (Dallas Morning News, 12/9/11)
Rick Perry will attend abortion forum in Des Moines with Mike Huckabee (Des Moines Register, 12/8/11)
Opposition to Perry’s “Strong” ad goes viral (Texas Tribune, 12/8/11)
Perry hedges on gay soldiers already serving openly (Texas Tribune, 12/8/11)
Rick Perry to launch last-push Iowa bus tour (Politico, 12/8/11)
Michael Williams, long a rising GOP star, suddenly has few good options (Austin American-Statesman,12/8/11)
UT President asks law school dean to resign immediately (Texas Tribune, 12/8/11)
Rick Perry’s anti-gay Iowa ad divides his top staff (Huffington Post, 12/8/11)
Perry is going all out in Iowa (Houston Chronicle, 12/7/11)
Perry talks about pain meds, gay Scouts and the VP job (Houston Chronicle, 12/7/11)
Religion, not jobs, dominates Perry message as Iowa voting nears (Austin American-Statesman, 12/7/11)
Texas state parks make plea for donations, citing ‘triple whammy’ of heat, drought, and wildfires (Dallas Morning News, 12/6/11)
Anti-Washington Perry heading to Capitol Hill (Texas Tribune, 12/6/11)
Firm criticized on hurricane grants in line for wildfire work (Austin American-Statesman, 12/6/11)
AP review: Gov. Perry called top donors from office phone (Dallas Morning News, 12/6/11)
Perry phoned top donors and super PAC founder months before presidential bid (Washington Post, 12/6/11)
Some Texas lawmakers hold out on endorsing (Texas Tribune, 12/5/11)
Supreme Court weighs GOP appeal over Texas election map (LA Times, 12/5/11)
Audio: In Galveston, rising sea levels becoming political (Texas Tribune, 12/5/11)
African-American lawmakers don’t like legislative map (Houston Chronicle, 12/5/11)
Texas water plan set for approval but complicated by population growth, reservoir dispute (Dallas Morning News, 12/4/11)
Where does Occupy Austin go from here? (Austin American-Statesman, 12/4/11)
Rick Perry’s plight sidelines GOP govs (Politico, 12/4/11)
Perry campaign hopes organization strength will help close the gap (Austin American-Statesman, 12/4/11)
Perry’s television ads aren’t helping his poll numbers (Austin American-Statesman, 12/4/11)
Perry stocked boards of Texas teacher pension fund, other agencies with political allies (Dallas Morning News, 12/3/11)
Hoping to reform justice system, groups eye sunset review (Texas Tribune, 12/2/11)
11 weeks could change voting results in Texas (Texas Tribune, 12/2/11)
Understanding the battle over Texas redistricting (Texas Tribune, 12/2/11)
Harlan Crow and other huge Perry supporters break for Romney (Dallas Morning News, 12/2/11)
Robin Hood an accepted reality for Texas schools (Texas Tribune, 12/2/11)
Dewhurst’s official schedule kept under wraps (Austin American-Statesman, 12/2/11)
A teenager’s suicide spurs DREAM activists (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
Dewhurst releases interim charges for Senate Committees (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
Texas grid operator warns of more blackout threats (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
Texplainer: Could universities undergo sunset review? (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
Video: Perry ad ties Obama to Carter on energy (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
“Oops” happens in new Rick Perry ad (Texas Tribune, 12/1/11)
Perry campaign calls on Texas supporters for help (Austin American-Statesman, 12/1/11)
Will Perry’s delay cost some officials their jobs? (Austin American-Statesman, 12/1/11)
A humbler Rick Perry asks voters for another chance (LA Times, 12/1/11)
AG Abbott tells Justice Dept: Quit stalling on redistricting (Houston Chronicle, 12/1/11)
Rick Perry has three strikes against him (Vanity Fair)


Perry posse of hundreds of Texans heading north for push to win Iowa (Dallas Morning News, 11/30/11)
Did Joaquin Luna commit suicide over The DREAM Act? (Texas Observer, 11/30/11)
Dewhurst reveals financial holdings of $225 million (Austin American-Statesman, 11/30/11)
Video: Perry – Disagreeable federal workers would be reassigned to ’some really God-awful place’(Washington Post, 11/30/11)
Texas AG asks Supreme Court to halt new map (Roll Call, 11/30/11)
Perry says America ’snookered’ by DC, Wall Street (Texas Tribune, 11/30/11)
Rick Perry’s campaign denies staff shakeups (CBS, 11/29/11)
Perry heads back to NH, will campaign with Arizona sheriff (Austin American-Statesman, 11/29/11)
Perry’s rough day in the Granite State (National Journal, 11/29/11)
Redistricting chief suggests Texas Senate should grow from 31 to perhaps 37 members (Austin American Statesman, 11/29/11)
Rick Perry shakeup: Allbaugh, Fabrizio take the lead (Politico, 11/29/11)
Perry campaign: No changes in Perryland (National Journal, 11/29/11)
Perry a tough sell in New Hampshire (Texas Tribune, 11/29/11)
The 2012 Texas election cycle begins today (Austin American-Statesman, 11/28/11)
Texas asks Supreme Court to block federal judges’ redistricting plan (Washington Post, 11/28/11)
Abbott seeks emergency stay on redrawn districts (Austin American-Statesman, 11/26/11)
Perry’s governing principle: Lead, then lean on staff (Dallas Morning News, 11/26/11)
Even if Perry’s campaign fails, his hold on state power likely won’t (Austin American-Statesman, 11/26/11)
Pena won’t seek another term in Texas House (Texas Tribune, 11/25/11)
As presidential candidate, Perry is no Bush or Clinton (Texas Tribune, 11/25/11)
Drug company payments to Texas doctors raise questions (Texas Tribune, 11/25/11)
Texas Democrats could gain four seats as a result of court-ordered congressional districts (Houston Chronicle, 11/24/11)
Winners and losers in the congressional redistricting court decision (Houston Chronicle, 11/24/11)
Legislator urges UT and A&M to keep the rivalry going (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
Court releases congressional maps (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
Hispanic leaders ‘disappointed’ in Dallas-Ft. Worth congressional redistricting map (Dallas Morning News,11/23/11)
Interactive Graphic: Texas economy by region October 2011 (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
How Rick Perry’s fading campaign upended my book deal (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
Spending on Perry’s Austin mansion hits $800,000 (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
Courts revise maps for legislative elections (Texas Tribune, 11/23/11)
Mexican American Leg Caucus sends strong response to House speaker (Houston Chronicle, 11/22/11)
Perry opposed on ‘no-fly’ border zone, but debate is polite (Texas Tribune, 11/22/11)
Texas Democrats put casino gambling on primary ballot (Houston Chronicle, 11/21/11)
Speaker Straus weighs in on redistricting (Houston Chronicle, 11/21/11)
Perry’s leadership style is sometimes costly (LA Times, 11/21/11)
Dewhurst, running in front, avoids competitors (Texas Tribune, 11/21/11)
Mayors’ views on war-zone equipment on border vary (Texas Tribune, 11/21/11)
Inside Intelligence: Trimming the branches (Texas Tribune, 11/21/11)
Audio: New Perry ad touts his ‘outsider’ status (Texas Tribune, 11/19/11)
Up in the Air – Texas vs. the EPA (Texas Monthly, December 2011)
Rick Perry hits AG Eric Holder on ‘Fast and Furious’ (Politico, 11/18/11)
A tough prosecutor finds his certitude shaken by a prisoner’s exoneration (Texas Tribune, 11/18/11)
Not every Texas race will be a contest — by design (Texas Tribune, 11/18/11)
Texas unemployment rate drops in October (Texas Tribune, 11/18/11)
Video: Watchdog group skeptical of Perry’s govt reform plan (Texas Tribune, 11/18/11)
Rick Perry struggles to keep campaign afloat (The Hill, 11/18/11)
Perry compares his campaign to Bill Clinton’s (Houston Chronicle, 11/18/11)
Texas State Board of Education races could get ugly (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Democrats fear Perry is embarrassing Texas (Dallas Morning News, 11/17/11)
A test for the tea party in Texas Senate race (New York Times, 11/17/11)
Perry’s latest attacks distort Obama’s words and past (New York Times, 11/17/11)
DOJ tells state it needs more data on voter ID (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Voter ID law put on hold be feds (San Antonio Express-News, 11/17/11)
Survey shows big problems from public education cuts (Houston Chronicle, 11/17/11)
Groesbeck, nearly out of water, hopes to build a pipeline (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Federal judges propose maps for Texas Legislative races (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Texas teachers say classes growing, layoffs widespread (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Big Hutchison backers haven’t settled on a presidential candidate (Texas Tribune, 11/17/11)
Rick Perry’s comeback strategy: Attack Obama (Washington Post, 11/16/11)
Citizenship check causes controversy at Perry event (CNN, 11/16/11)
Perry urges voters to ‘browbeat’ members of Congress (Texas Tribune, 11/16/11)
Rick Perry’s government reform ideas face obstacles (Des Moines Register, 11/16/11)
Perry decries insider trading but critics call foul (Texas Tribune, 11/16/11)
The real reason why Perry wouldn’t debate Bill White? (Houston Chronicle, 11/16/11)
Perry challenges Pelosi to debate part-time Congress plan (The Hill, 11/16/11)
For Perry, no easy path to eliminating federal agencies (Texas Tribune, 11/15/11)
Video: Perry promises overhaul of federal government (Texas Tribune, 11/15/11)
Perry backed legislative pay raise as Texas Democrat (MSNBC, 11/15/11)
Texas’ most destructive wildfire season ever closes (Reuters, 11/15/11)
Perry takes aim at Congress, Courts (Texas Tribune, 11/15/11)
Guest column: Call them ‘unauthorized’ (Texas Tribune, 11/15/11)
Guest column: Call them ‘illegal’ (Texas Tribune, 11/15/11)
Spin meter: Rick Perry decries, but chases, government spending (Des Moines Register, 11/14/11)
New Hampshire Union Leader goes easy on Rick Perry’s debate gaffe (Politico, 11/14/11)
Project with ties to Perry OK’d despite objections (Austin American-Statesman, 11/14/11)
Time to ask Texas voters what they really want (Texas Tribune, 11/14/11)
Five reasons to think Rick Perry will survive… for now (TIME, 11/14/11)
Texas town in race to find new water source (Texas Tribune, 11/14/11)
Interactive map: Texas cities at risk of running out of water (Texas Tribune, 11/13/11)
Market for Perry books shrinking with poll numbers (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11/13/11)
UT faculty productivity gets high marks in new report (Texas Tribune, 11/13/11)
With solid debate, Perry looks to right campaign (Texas Tribune, 11/12/11)
Rick Perry’s respectable debate rebound (The Daily Beast, 11/12/11)
Perry avoids gaffes at GOP foreign policy debate (Austin American-Statesman, 11/12/11)
As GOP rivals strike hawkish tone, Perry rebounds (LA Times, 11/12/11)
Undocumented students grateful to Perry for defending in-state tuition law (Austin American-Statesman,11/12/11)
Perry’s debate gaffe changes the South Carolina equation (Texas Tribune, 11/11/11)
Perry makes $1M ad buy on Fox News (New York Times, 11/11/11)
After epic debate gaffe, Perry backers begin to question their investment (TIME, 11/11/11)
Perry’s gaffe-prone campaign isn’t ready for prime time (Texas Tribune, 11/11/11)
Perry’s “oops” could hurt fundraising, primary chances (Texas Tribune, 11/11/11)
Wind farm money fuels spending in West Texas schools (Texas Tribune, 11/11/11)
Texas Democrats hope court will help the party restore some seats (Austin American-Statesman,11/11/11)
After debate gaffe, a rattled Perry focuses on Iowa (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Rick Perry struggles to keep campaign alive after flub (LA Times, 11/10/11)
Perry seen as a good sport, but gaffe may come at heavy cost (Houston Chronicle, 11/10/11)
Study: Texas ranks last in mental health spending (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Rick Perry does damage control, vows to press on (Washington Post, 11/10/11)
Diplomats respond bluntly to Rick Perry (Washington Post, 11/10/11)
Perry goes on TV to explain “oops” debate brain freeze (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Number or Texans receiving food stamps up sharply amid recession (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Perry campaign starts damage control after debate gaffe (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
For-profits see opportunity in Texas higher ed woes (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
EPA issues first Texas greenhouse gas permit (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Court delays redistricting trial to work on interim maps (San Antonio Express-News, 11/10/11)
Teachers instructed on skirting state curriculum rules (San Antonio Express-News, 11/10/11)
State-paid trip to New York sparks criticism (Texas Tribune, 11/10/11)
Texas water propositions meet different fates (Texas Tribune, 11/9/11)
Why did Perry get into the race, really? (The Atlantic, 11/9/11)
Audio: Texas system allows some plants to skirt pollution laws (Texas Tribune, 11/9/11)
What’s behind GOP battle with unions in Texas? (Texas Tribune, 11/9/11)
Perry finds himself sharing third place with Gingrich (Texas Tribune, 11/9/11)
Perry stumbles badly in Michigan debate (Texas Tribune, 11/9/11)
Rick Perry on epic debate lapse: ‘I stepped in it, man’ (LA Times, 11/9/11)
Perry’s office blames feds for delays in hurricane recovery program (Austin American-Statesman,11/9/11)
Sales tax receipts grow by nearly 16 percent in October (Dallas Morning News, 11/9/11)
Rick Perry gets another chance in Republican debate (Washington Post, 11/9/11)
Low voter turnout marks elections in Hidalgo County (The Monitor, 11/9/11)
Is Perry toast? (New York Times, 11/9/11)
Redistricting faces trial in DC (San Antonio Express-News, 11/8/11)
Texas oil regulators scrap concealed firearms ban (Texas Tribune, 11/8/11)
Despite cuts, UT-Arlington won’t increase tuition (Texas Tribune, 11/8/11)
Perry says he’d reconsider ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (Texas Tribune, 11/8/11)
Propositions, bonds on ballot today (El Paso Times, 11/8/11)
Judges block Texas redistricting map (The Hill, 11/8/11)
Federal judges will draw new political maps for Texas (Texas Tribune, 11/8/11)
A runoff ahead, three amendments failing (Texas Tribune, 11/8/11)
Court will draw Texas map in boon to Democrats (Washington Post, 11/8/11)
US Supreme Court denies Duane Buck appeal (Texas Tribune, 11/7/11)
Court of Criminal Appeals grants Hank Skinner stay (Texas Tribune, 11/7/11)
Texas death row inmate Skinner awaits court ruling (Texas Tribune, 11/6/11)
In Texas debate, Cain and Gingrich don’t mention Perry (Texas Tribune, 11/5/11)
Rick Perry’s parents say their son is strong medicine needed by a sickly nation (Dallas Morning News,11/5/11)
When Perry turned Republican, he left some helpful Democrats behind (Dallas Morning News,11/5/11)
Texas Republicans who don’t support Perry face risks (Texas Tribune, 11/4/11)
Perry looks to new focus, staff for campaign turnaround (Texas Tribune, 11/4/11)
Democrat lawmaker denounces religious slur (Houston Chronicle, 11/4/11)
Democratic campaign chief says he’s hoping to pick up five House seats in Texas (Houston Chronicle,11/4/11)
Texas board delays final approval of new rules restricting stem cell therapy like Gov. Perry’s(Washington Post, 11/4/11)
UT/TT Poll: Economy, immigration top voter concerns (Texas Tribune, 11/4/11)
For Perry, private jets have been key to public job (New York Times, 11/3/11)
Texas asks court to OK redistricting plan despite complaints (LA Times, 11/3/11)
UT/TT Poll: Mormon candidates face hurdle in Texas (Texas Tribune, 11/3/11)
Audio: Texas’ Prop 9 would expand pardon-granting abilities (Texas Tribune, 11/3/11)
Budget cuts shrink Texas state government (Texas Tribune, 11/3/11)
Herman Cain back attacking Rick Perry camp (Politico, 11/3/11)
Perry on ‘Hannity’: ‘I didn’t have time to prepare for those debates’ (Dallas Morning News, 11/3/11)
The luck factor works for Perry – again (Texas Monthly, 11/3/11)
Texas redistricting map likely to be redrawn to benefit of Dems (The Hill, 11/2/11)
Cain sex scandal kills Perry’s YouTube buzz (Amarillo Globe-News, 11/2/11)


Prop 6 would change Texas Constitution on school funds (Texas Tribune, 10/31/11)
Cain edges Perry in new UT/TT Poll (Texas Tribune, 10/31/11)
Despite rocky start, Texas’ weatherization program thrives (Texas Tribune, 10/30/11)
Rick Perry: ‘I have changed my position’ (ABC, 10/30/11)
Perry displays varied stance toward crime (New York Times, 10/30/11)
Perry defends tax plan: ‘There’s nothing wrong with lower revenue’ (Washington Post, 10/30/11)
UT regents invest $10M in startup with ties to ex-chancellor, governor (Austin American-Statesman,10/29/11)
Prop 5 could let local governments collaborate (Texas Tribune, 10/28/11)
Forensic Science panel recommends arson probe (Texas Tribune, 10/28/11)
“Independent” analysis of flat tax questionable (Texas Tribune, 10/28/11)
Texas Regents’ potential conflicts to be scrutinized (Texas Tribune, 10/28/11)
Where Rick Perry’s campaign went wrong (TIME, 10/28/11)
Texas takes its case against revised EPA emissions rule to the agency (Houston Chronicle, 10/28/11)
School dropouts save Texas money but only in short term (Texas Tribune, 10/28/11)
The E-mails the feds say show Texas lawmakers trying to limit voting power of Hispanics (TPM, 10/28/11)
Perry ignites discussion over debates he may skip (New York Times, 10/27/11)
Land Commissioner asks board to move ahead on Confederate license plate (Austin American-Statesman, 10/27/11)
NH Republicans want Perry to spend more time in state (Dallas Morning News, 10/27/11)
Rick Perry skipping debates? Bad idea (Washington Post, 10/27/11)
Prop 4 would let counties issue bonds for projects (Texas Tribune, 10/27/11)
Drought’s economic impact spreading across Texas (Texas Tribune, 10/27/11)
Enrollment in Texas Higher Education continues to climb (Texas Tribune, 10/27/11)
Perry and Abbott urged to halt Skinner execution (Texas Tribune, 10/27/11)
The other campaigns chime in on Perry and debates (New York Times, 10/27/11)
Could Perry’s dismissal of debates change American politics? (Texas Monthly, 10/27/11)
Trial likely to set new lines for Congress (San Antonio Express-News, 10/27/11)
Barack Obama’s new ally: Rick Perry (Politico, 10/27/11)
Perry may skip some debates (Houston Chronicle, 10/26/11)
Feds: Rick Perry-signed Texas redistricting plan reduces voting power of 479,704 Hispanics (TPM, 10/26/11)
Occupy Austin peaceably takes work, organizers say (Austin American-Statesman, 10/26/11)
Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore in Texas (Rolling Stone, 10/26/11)
Perry doesn’t support confederate flag license plates (Texas Tribune, 10/26/11)
Perry finally says Obama was born here (Texas Tribune, 10/26/11)
How Rick Perry’s birther comments are hurting him (Washington Post, 10/26/11)
Perry calls on wealthy Romney to release tax returns (Texas Tribune, 10/26/11)
Rick Perry aides says yes to Michigan debate, but maybe not beyond (Politico, 10/26/11)
Rick Perry really hates debates and he really, really has problems with Mitt Romney (Houston Chronicle, 10/25/11)
Perry’s economic plan would slash taxes, federal spending on programs (Washington Post, 10/25/11)
Rick Perry raises ‘birther’ issue, casting doubt about Obama’s birthplace (Washington Post,10/25/11)
Is Rick Perry a ‘birther?’ (Washington Post, 10/24/11)
Rick Perry moves to recharge campaign with flat-tax plan and new hires (Washington Post,10/24/11)
Early race showed Rick Perry undeterred by prospect of challenging good friend (Washington Post,10/24/11)
Rick Perry = Rick Scott? (Washington Post, 10/24/11)
Inside Intelligence: Candidate Perry is performing… (Texas Tribune, 10/24/11)

State loan program that Perry touted had to be bailed out (Austin American-Statesman, 10/24/11)
DOJ: Rick Perry’s Texas redistricting plan purposefully discriminated against minorities (TPM, 10/23/11)
Despite reforms, abuse continues at Texas institutions for disabled (Texas Tribune, 10/23/11)
Romney going for quick kill of Perry (National Journal, 10/22/11)
Texas voters asked to consider 10 constitutional amendments (San Antonio Express-News, 10/23/11)
Super PACs and the rise of the non-campaign (Texas Tribune, 10/21/11)
For Perry, a rapid fundraising rise — and fall (National Journal, 10/21/11)
The mind of Straus: Manufactured efficiency (Dallas Morning News, 10/21/11)
Wind power transmission lines rise across Texas (Texas Tribune, 10/21/11)
Perry reports modest income, and losses, in 2010 (Texas Tribune, 10/21/11)
Texas redistricting plan takes hit (San Antonio Express-News, 10/21/11)
Audio: Tackling Texas’ teen pregnancy crisis (Texas Tribune, 10/21/11)
Private sector weakens for Houston-area jobs (Houston Chronicle, 10/21/11)
Perry’s K Street meet-and-greet (National Journal, 10/20/11)
SBOE could give schools more control over new exams (Texas Tribune, 10/20/11)
Perry: Texas health care coverage a matter of choice (Houston Chronicle, 10/20/11)
Perry’s biggest problem: Voters don’t like him (Washington Post, 10/20/11)
Texas delivers money for Obama (Reuters, 10/20/11)
Bexar Democrats celebrate paying off debt (San Antonio News-Express, 10/20/11)
Straus releases interim charges for TX House committees (Texas Tribune, 10/20/11)
Districts struggle this year with class sizes (Austin American-Statesman, 10/20/11)
Rick Perry, please come home: Why Texas needs its governor back (The New Republic, 10/20/11)
New federal forecast says Texas drought to worsen over winter (Texas Tribune, 10/20/11)
Community college dropouts cost Texas $74M a year (Houston Chronicle, 10/20/11)
Bad blood between Perry and Romney is longstanding (New York Times, 10/19/11)
Texas Insurance Commissioner raises campaign money from insurance industry (Texas Observer,10/19/11)
Perry, swagger in full effect, calls for flat tax (Texas Tribune, 10/19/11)
Texas public-sector jobs may fuel reversal of fortune (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10/19/11)
Rick Perry’s support for a flat tax cheers Steve Forbes (Wall Street Journal, 10/19/11)
Perry seeks to re-establish his footing on the right (Austin American-Statesman, 10/19/11)
State Bar of Texas, in rare move, launches Morton investigation (Austin American-Statesman,10/19/11)
Inside Intelligence: The school finance suits will… (Texas Tribune, 10/17/11)
Questions raised over Perry campaign’s reimbursements for use of private plane (New York Times,10/17/11)
Perry ad from 1990 stirs talk of racism (Texas Tribune, 10/17/11)
Perry ‘hates’ cancer, but budget cuts slash HPV tests (Texas Tribune, 10/17/11)
Planned Parenthood struggles after state budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 10/16/11)
Rick Perry takes military-style tack to protect Texas border from Mexican cartels (Washington Post,10/16/11)
Texas Democrats, left behind (Texas Monthly, November 2011)
Video: What Mike Toomey does for Rick Perry (Texas Tribune, 10/15/11)
Questions about ad dogged Perry in 1990 race (Texas Tribune, 10/15/11)
Parsing Perry’s energy plan (Texas Tribune, 10/14/11)
Texas lobbyist Mike Toomey is force behind Rick Perry (Texas Tribune, 10/14/11)
Anita Perry blames Obama for son’s job loss (CNN, 10/14/11)
Perry: I can create 1.2 million energy jobs (Reuters, 10/14/11)
Audio: Looking back on Perry’s energy record (Texas Tribune, 10/14/11)
In state leadership changes, timing is everything (Texas Tribune, 10/14/11)
Rick Perry: Does he really want to leave Texas? (Washington Post, 10/13/11)
Video: Tea Party “Fed up” with Perry (Texas Tribune, 10/13/11)
Anita Perry says press, fellow GOP have ‘brutalized’ husband’s campaign (Houston Chronicle,10/13/11)
Elderly Texans could play key role in 2012 elections (Texas Tribune, 10/13/11)
Anita Perry: Husband ‘brutalized’ by media, the GOP because of his faith (Dallas Morning News,10/13/11)
Romney inevitable? Perry weighs TV ads to slow him (Chicago Tribune, 10/12/11)
Perry is down but not out (Austin American-Statesman, 10/12/11)
Rick Perry needs a miracle (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/12/11)
Perry: Money is not enough to save him (Washington Post, 10/12/11)
Texas launches No Kid Hungry Campaign (Texas Tribune, 10/12/11)
Perry fades into background in debate (New York Times, 10/12/11)
Mormon ‘cult’ flap: Perkins says Perry has said enough (Dallas Morning News, 10/12/11)
Trade deals could boost Texas exports (Texas Tribune, 10/12/11)
In El Paso, an epic clash of political titans (Texas Tribune, 10/12/11)
Will new voter registrar rules decrease turnout? (Texas Tribune, 10/12/11)
Texas Higher Ed Coalition forms student group (Texas Tribune, 10/12/11)
Perry struggles for spotlight in NH debate (Texas Tribune, 10/11/11)
Texas schools sue state, saying funding is unfair (Austin American-Statesman, 10/11/11)
Chris Christie endorses Romney ahead of debate (New York Times, 10/11/11)
In blow to Perry, Romney gets Christie endorsement (Texas Tribune, 10/11/11)
A listless Rick Perry has little to say (BurkaBlog, 10/11/11)
Rick Perry spokesman on Chris Christie & Romney: Northeasterners unite (Politico, 10/11/11)
Perry under pressure to do well in economic debate (Texas Tribune, 10/11/11)
Rick Perry’s now-or-never debate (Politico, 10/11/11)
Professor says state agency censored climate change article (Houston Chronicle, 10/10/11)
Foreign-born convicts rush to apply for deportation (Austin American-Statesman, 10/10/11)
Inside Intelligence: About those stories… (Texas Tribune, 10/10/11)
Will Texas mapping fight create electoral confusion? (Texas Tribune, 10/10/11)
For Perry, Texas roots include racial backdrop (New York Times, 10/9/11)
Perry based education for illegal immigrants decision on ‘economics’ not heart (ABC News, 10/8/11)
Perry brings specifics, better answers to Iowa (Texas Tribune, 10/8/11)
Texas doctors experiment with care, payment models (Texas Tribune, 10/7/11)
Audio: For Rick Perry, a restless life on the farm (NPR, 10/7/11)
A confident Perry addresses ‘Values Voters Summit’ (Texas Tribune, 10/7/11)
Rick Perry endorser frames stark choice (Politico, 10/7/11)
Perry’s Texas handicap (Washington Post, 10/7/11)
Perry re-energized by fundraising, but debates loom (Texas Tribune, 10/7/11)
Texplainer: Will the Texas primary actually matter? (Texas Tribune, 10/7/11)
Rick Perry’s Texas media strategy falls flat on national stage (Huffington Post, 10/6/11)
Commentary: The Cook Report – it’s Perry’s to win (National Journal, 10/6/11)
Occupy Movement occupies Texas (Texas Tribune, 10/6/11)
Rick Perry says rock with racial epithet was painted over in 1984 (Washington Post, 10/6/11)
Texas officials unmollified by pollution rule changes (Texas Tribune, 10/6/11)
Occupy Movement occupies Texas (Texas Tribune, 10/6/11)
Texas facing at least two school funding lawsuits (Texas Tribune, 10/6/11)
Delisi leaves Transportation post for Perry campaign (Texas Tribune, 10/6/11)
Perry’s fundraising haul could help him turn the corner (Austin American-Statesman, 10/5/11)
Rick Perry’s $17M fundraising total appears to lead GOP field (Washington Post, 10/5/11)
Thousands expected at Occupy Austin rally (Austin American-Statesman, 10/5/11)
Rick Perry fundraising haul signals long GOP slog (Politico, 10/5/11)
Business groups back Texas water ballot measure (Texas Tribune, 10/5/11)
Seven things Rick Perry needs to do to turn around his troubled campaign (Houston Chronicle,10/5/11)
Multimedia: Parsing Perry’s past on race (Texas Tribune, 10/5/11)
Perry built complicated record on matters of race (Washington Post, 10/3/11)
In Texas, it is time to follow the money (Colorado Independent, 10/3/11)
Rick Perry’s silence on the hunting camp story (and whether it will work) (Washington Post,10/3/11)
Even Perry’s critics defend him on hunting ranch furor (Texas Tribune, 10/3/11)
Bitter battle over same-sex benefits divides El Paso (Texas Tribune, 10/2/11)
Perry’s perpetually playing defense (Washington Post, 10/2/11)
Perry disputes hunting camp story; opponents pounce (Washington Post, 10/2/11)
Rick Perry deflects scrutiny over hunting camp, is blasted by Herman Cain (Washington Post,10/2/11)
At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered (Washington Post,10/1/11)
Perry: Send US troops to Mexico to fight drug wars (Washington Post, 10/1/11)
Perry reformulates answer on immigration question (Texas Tribune, 10/1/11)


Perry looks to New Hampshire for reboot (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Panel turns to interim redistricting map (Houston Chronicle, 9/30/11)
Confident Perry fires up New Hampshire crowd (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Audio: Group hopes to dispel stigma of stem cells (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Perry suggests Romney inspired ‘Obamacare’ (New York Times, 9/30/11)
On the Records: Fact-checking Perry on economy claims (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Official foresees Confederate plate option (San Antonio Express-News, 9/30/11)
Perry condemns mandatory insurance, but Texas faces crisis in coverage (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Texas inmates don’t vote, but they sometimes count (Texas Tribune, 9/30/11)
Comptroller’s office: Texas should expect slow economic growth next year (Austin American-Statesman, 9/29/11)
Perry vs. the EPA: An epic, illuminating clash (Texas Tribune, 9/29/11)
Rick Perry works to smooth over earlier stumbles (Politico, 9/29/11)
Will federal request delay Texas Voter ID law? (Texas Tribune, 9/29/11)
Supreme Court won’t reinstate abortion sonogram law (Texas Tribune, 9/29/11)
Federal Court to Texas election officials: Wait (Texas Tribune, 9/29/11)
In-state tuition law now haunts candidate Perry (Texas Tribune, 9/28/11)
Budget trickery worsens in shortfall year (Austin American-Statesman, 9/28/11)
Opinion: The lovable Rick Perry (Washington Post, 9/26/11)
Inside intelligence: Bordering on… (Texas Tribune, 9/26/11)
DOJ: Texas redistricting discriminatory (Mother Jones, 9/26/11)
Texas puts the “T” in ATM (Texas Tribune, 9/26/11)
No easy path to winning Michigan for Perry (Texas Tribune, 9/26/11)
Did immigrants take most of the new jobs in Texas? (Washington Post, 9/25/11)
DOJ: Rick Perry’s Texas redistricting plan purposefully discriminated against minorities (TPM, 9/23/11)
Rick Perry’s problem with primetime (Washington Post, 9/23/11)
Rick Perry still blocking reporters on Twitter (Mother Jones, 9/23/11)
Former gubernatorial challenger Medina takes aim at Perry ‘cronyism’ (American Independent,9/23/11)
Feds hold off approving Texas’ Voter ID bill (Texas Tribune, 9/23/11)
Analysis: Perry’s presidential momentum stalling (Texas Tribune, 9/23/11)
Debate performances slow Perry’s momentum (Austin American-Statesman, 9/23/11)
Editorial: Yikes (The Weekly Standard, 9/23/11)
After third debate, it’s a Perry pile-on (Texas Tribune, 9/23/11)
Texas still undecided on No Child Left Behind waiver (Texas Tribune, 9/23/11)
Texas toast? Rick Perry worries GOP (Politico, 9/23/11)
Rick Perry’s challenging road ahead (Washington Post, 9/23/11)
Perry has modest wealth, but questions remain (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Kimbrough fired from Texas A&M System, revealed knife (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Commentary: Past as prelude? Perry in Texas and Iowa (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
The Rick Perry-Russell Crowe bromance (Politico, 9/22/11)
In third debate, Perry more prepared but stumbles (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Davis sues over map for Texas Senate voting districts (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/22/11)
Will Perry troubleshooter’s troubles cut deep? (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Medina, activists take aim at Rick Perry at Capitol (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Report: More jobs in Texas went to immigrants than natives (Texas Tribune, 9/22/11)
Conservative leaders see Perry beating Romney (US News, 9/22/11)
Texas water supplier approves emergency drought plan, putting rice farmers at risk (Texas Tribune,9/21/11)
Facing a key debate, Perry finds the race tougher (Texas Tribune, 9/21/11)
GOP lawmaker weighs in on how TX Senate might pick next Lt. Gov (Dallas Morning News, 9/21/11)
Romney unrelenting on Perry’s Social Security talk (Texas Tribune, 9/21/11)
New Texas maps heavily favor GOP (Texas Tribune, 9/21/11)
Revenge of the Texans; Can Rick Perry ride the cowboy myth to the White House? (Slate, 9/21/11)
Redistricting journal: Showdown in Texas – reasons and implications for the House, and Hispanic vote (CBS News, 9/21/11)
In fundraising, Perry moves to reassure donors on electability (Washington Post, 9/21/11)
The Influence Industry: Lobbyist’s clients, Perry donors overlap by $5.5 million (Washington Post,9/21/11)
Texas Democrat’s ’super PAC’ targets Perry (Washington Post, 9/21/11)
Perry unveils blind trust (Politico, 9/20/11)
Dept. of Justice to fight Texas redistricting map (Washington Post, 9/19/11)
Can Rick Perry win over suburbia? (Politico, 9/19/11)
How Perry’s “Four Principles” compare to his record (Texas Tribune, 9/17/11)
Texas billed $294,000 for Perrys’ security on trips (Houston Chronicle, 9/17/11)
Texas unemployment rate increases again (Austin American-Statesman, 9/16/11)
Perry and ex-aide Mike Toomey have deep, mutually beneficial ties (Washington Post, 9/16/11)
Dewhurst is a candidate without a worst-case scenario (Texas Tribune, 9/16/11)
Perry denies he supported bank bailout; Deace calls him out (Des Moines Register, 9/16/11)
In Iowa, Perry on point but rarely on the spot (Texas Tribune, 9/16/11)
Rick Perry slams ’socialized medicine’ (Politico, 9/16/11)
Texas reports increased jobless rate (Texas Tribune, 9/16/11)
Drought could pose problems for Texas power plants (Texas Tribune, 9/16/11)
Budget woes, calls for efficiency imperil physics (Texas Tribune, 9/16/11)
Rick Perry supplemented wealth with profitable deals (Des Moines Register, 9/15/11)
Audio: With execution set, Perry faces further scrutiny (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Perry is failing the first test(s) (Business Insider, 9/15/11)
Groups target specific districts in effort to kill political maps (Austin American-Statesman, 9/15/11)
More Texas schools teach safe sex with abstinence (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Perry has a long history with super PAC friend (Austin American-Statesman, 9/15/11)
Rick Perry prides himself on telling ‘truths’ (Slate, 9/15/11)
Supreme  Court grants stay of Duane Buck execution (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Ron Paul: A Texas thorn in Rick Perry’s side (RealClearPolitics, 9/15/11)
Rick Perry’s governing style: Secrecy over straight talk? (Politico, 9/15/11)
Tax returns show Rick Perry supplemented salary with profitable deals (Washington Post, 9/15/11)
Why Perry’s debate performances haven’t hurt him (yet) (Washington Post, 9/15/11)
After back-to-back debates, Perry returns to Iowa (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Perry to TIME: ‘I’ll be better every day’ (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Perry delays first personal financial disclosure as presidential candidate (Fort Worth Star-Telegram,9/15/11)
After the debates, Perry returns to Iowa leading national polls (Des Moines Register, 9/15/11)
Iowa visit won’t ease Perry’s immigration woes (Iowa Independent, 9/14/11)
Merck also gave to Perry’s largest contributor (Iowa Independent, 9/14/11)
Groups urge feds to stop Voter ID bill (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
The legacy of Perry’s HPV vacccine order (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/14/11)
Suburb trouble for Perry? (Politico, 9/14/11)
UT President: ‘We are a house divided’ (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
Texas water utility plans for drought worse then 1950s (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
Commentary: The GOP establishments’ Rick Perry problem (Washington Post, 9/14/11)
Anita Perry’s salary comes indirectly from governor’s backers (Austin American-Statesman,9/14/11)
Judge halts El Paso mayor recall effort until Sept. 26 hearing (El Paso Times, 9/14/11)
Rick Perry whipping Texas Congressional delegation (Politico, 9/14/11)
Re-reading Perry’s State of the State speeches (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
Email destruction halted in Texas Governor’s office (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
Groups urge Feds to stop Voter ID bill (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
Lucky and Good: Rick Perry’s Lone Star rise to power (TIME, 9/14/11)
In battleground Virginia, Perry faces Christian right (Texas Tribune, 9/14/11)
On the Records: Perry understated Merck money (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Rick Perry’s HPV mandate returns to haunt him (Politico, 9/13/11)
Video: Unaired Hutchison attack ad on HPV from 2010 (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Rick Perry and HPV vaccine-maker have deep financial ties (Washington Post, 9/13/11)
Doubts about Perry echo those faced by Reagan (Wall Street Journal, 9/13/11)
In Boston, Perry accuses opponents of “sounding like liberals” (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Pardons Board denies clemency in racially tinged case (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Could EPA rule turn the lights off in Texas? (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Perry ‘taken aback’ by debate crowd reaction (NBC First Read, 9/13/11)
Leading the pack brings new perils, Perry discovers (New York Times, 9/13/11)
Census Bureau: Nearly 1 in every 5 Texans is poor (Dallas Morning News, 9/13/11)
Falwell: Perry a ’strong candidate on social issues’ (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Perry gets roughed up in second GOP debate (Texas Tribune, 9/13/11)
Rick Perry’s pain is Mitt Romney’s gain (Politico, 9/13/11)
Rick Perry gives good ads (TIME, 9/12/11)
As Perry rises, GOP elite look toward Romney (New York Times, 9/12/11)
Rick Perry: The most electable GOP candidate? (Washington Post, 9/12/11)
Perry goes on defensive in GOP presidential debate (Washington Post, 9/12/11)
Energy Future Holdings warns it will shut down plants, cut jobs, to comply with EPA (Dallas Morning News, 9/12/11)
Palin slams Perry on ‘crony capitalism’ (Politico, 9/12/11)
Dispute continues between Texas, Feds on fire help (Texas Tribune, 9/11/11)
Perry a no show at Texas wildfire press conference (Texas Tribune, 9/10/11)
Rick Perry and Get-er-done politics (Texas Tribune, 9/9/11)
Rick Perry and Galileo – pardners in science (LA Times, 9/9/11)
What’s behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s political popularity? (Las Vegas Sun, 9/9/11)
Commentary: Behind the death penalty cheers (Texas Tribune, 9/9/11)
Texas Voter ID law comes under scrutiny in congressional hearing (Houston Chronicle, 9/9/11)
Perry’s climate views shared by ‘tea party’ faithful, survey says (LA Times, 9/9/11)
Is Rick Perry tough enough on immigration for Republicans? (Texas Tribune, 9/9/11)
Advocates urge panel to continue Willingham probe (Texas Tribune, 9/8/11)
Divining Perry’s meaning in ‘Galileo’ remark (New York Times, 9/8/11)
Despite concerns, science panel will restrict inquests (Texas Tribune, 9/8/11)
Fact-checking Romney on Texas jobs claim (Texas Tribune, 9/8/11)
Rick Perry and the truth about Obama’s border security record (Washington Post, 9/8/11)
Rick Perry and his Social Security problem (Washington Post, 9/8/11)
Texas politicians press feds for fire relief money (Texas Tribune, 9/8/11)
Perry’s debate debut suggests Texas-sized hurdles ahead (NPR, 9/8/11)
Fact-checking Perry on border violence claim (Texas Tribune, 9/8/11)
Perry takes fire from opponents in first GOP debate (Texas Tribune, 9/7/11)
Rick Perry the Debater: He’s dull but gets the job done (National Journal, 9/7/11)
Perry heads into debate as front-runner, target (Texas Tribune, 9/7/11)
Three attacks Perry could face at GOP debate (NPR, 9/7/11)
On the records: FEMA’s wildfire spending (Texas Tribune, 9/7/11)
Video: Perry’s past debates (Texas Tribune, 9/7/11)
Fire crews straining amid devastation in Central Texas (Texas Tribune, 9/7/11)
Rove: Perry’s book is his biggest problem (Wall Street Journal, 9/7/11)
What we know so far about Rick Perry’s electability (Washington Post, 9/6/11)
Rick Perry comes out swinging before debate (Texas Tribune, 9/6/11)
Challenge to Texas redistricting opens in federal court (Texas Tribune, 9/6/11)
Rick Perry’s top five Texas debate moments (NPR, 9/6/11)
Tier-One money up for grabs in university competition (Texas Tribune, 9/6/11)
State lawmaker questioned on stand if colleague is a racist (Austin American-Statesman, 9/6/11)
Why the redistricting lawsuit matters (Texas Tribune, 9/6/11)
Education, Inc: How private companies are profiting from Texas public schools (Texas Monthly,9/6/11)
Rick Perry’s response to Texas wildfires offers glimpse of leadership (Washington Post, 9/6/11)
Rick Perry’s debate reality check (The Daily Beast, 9/5/11)
Room for debate: Rick Perry’s plan: $10,000 for a BA (New York Times, 9/5/11)
Redistricting trial begins Tuesday (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/5/11)
In Texas’ schools, Perry shuns federal influence (Texas Tribune, 9/4/11)
Perry’s fiery “Fed Up!” may come back to haunt him (Austin American-Statesman, 9/3/11)
Rick Perry’s a competent debater in Texas, but national stage brings new challenges (Austin American-Statesman, 9/3/11)
Perry is their governor, but these Texans back Palin (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9/3/11)
Perry says he’s best contrast to Obama (Texas Tribune, 9/3/11)
Rick Perry has fundraising muscle in his home state, but can he woo donors nationally? (Washington Post, 9/2/11)
Rick Perry’s book a treasure trove for foes (Politico, 9/2/11)
Doggett vs. the GOP and the political map (Texas Tribune, 9/2/11)
Rick Perry staffs campaign with trusted Texas confidants (Washington Post, 9/2/11)
Dan Patrick calls for 2-cent sales tax increase for education (Texas Monthly, 9/2/11)
Perry campaign announces top staff (Texas Tribune, 9/2/11)
Under Perry, executions raise questions (Texas Tribune, 9/2/11)
Rick Perry’s donors fare well, Texas-style (Washington Post, 9/1/11)
What’s different about the border economy? (Texas Tribune, 9/1/11)
“Risks of outages” under EPA rule, Texas report warns (Texas Tribune, 9/1/11)
Teacher leader blasts Perry’s record on education (Dallas Morning News, 9/1/11)
Perry and Clayton Williams at odds over creationism (Austin American-Statesman, 9/1/11)
Perry to conservatives: My past will not ‘embarrass’ you (Texas Tribune, 9/1/11)
Kinky Hearts Rick (Texas Monthly, 9/1/11)
Perry sought to sideline nuclear waste site critic (Reuters, 9/1/11)
Perry’s social agenda is sometimes at odds with Texas business (Austin American-Statesman, 9/1/11)


We read Rick Perry’s ‘Fed Up!’ so you don’t have to (Texas Tribune, 8/31/11)
Conservatives pushing to keep Democrats from picking replacements for Perry and Dewhurst (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/31/11)
Perry’s harsh words on Social Security give critics an opening (Austin American-Statesman, 8/31/11)
Rick Perry’s secret plan to save blue states from red states (Salon, 8/31/11)
Perry raises $600K in Fort Worth (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/30/11)
Drought scrambles Texas water utilities’ finances (Texas Tribune, 8/30/11)
GOP ponders what to do if Perry, Dewhurst both win (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/30/11)
Judge blocks Texas sonogram law (Austin American-Statesman, 8/30/11)
Opinion: Rick Perry, by the book (Washington Post, 8/30/11)
Rick Perry is no libertarian (Washington Post, 8/30/11)
Rick Perry panic fires up the left (Politico, 8/30/11)
Perry embraces pre-emptive strikes if necessary to defend US (Dallas Morning News, 8/29/11)
Rick Perry, the (tea party) frontrunner (Washington Post, 8/29/11)
Perry: No stimulus program if he’s president; pledges to ‘get America working again’ (Washington Post, 8/29/11)
Texas Gov. Perry became a millionaire while serving in office (Miami Herald, 8/29/11)
Perry has problems, but Latino Republicans still think he may be the best hope for victory (Colorado Independent, 8/29/11)
Rick Perry sticks to claim that Social Security is a scam (LA Times, 8/29/11)
Visualizing Rick Perry’s book, “Fed Up” (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
Perry comparisons: Thompson, Clark or … Clinton? (Houston Chronicle, 8/29/11)
Is Rick Perry dumb? (Politico, 8/29/11)
New CNN poll: Perry sits atop GOP field (CNN, 8/29/11)
Video: Perry announces Housing4TexasHeroes (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
Miracle or mirage, what kinds of jobs has Texas created? (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
DAY 29: State cuts nursing education funding (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
What comes with tort reform? (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
Opponents scrutinize Perry’s past debates for clues (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
Inside Intelligence: Ron Paul’s chances are… (Texas Tribune, 8/29/11)
As a state’s rights stalwart, Perry draws doubts (New York Times, 8/28/11)
Perry’s long tenure is short on particulars (Houston Chronicle, 8/28/11)
Perry became a millionaire while serving in office (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/28/11)
Rick Perry’s secret weapon (The Daily Beast, 8/28/11)
Rick Perry has distanced himself from George W. Bush’s brand of conservatism (Washington Post,8/28/11)
Perry calls Social Security ‘monstrous lie’ (Houston Chronicle, 8/28/11)
Editorial: The problem with Perry (LA Times, 8/28/11)
DAY 28: Tort reform bill gives High Court new powers (Texas Tribune, 8/28/11)
Perry’s travel, security costs will stay secret until after 2012 elections (Washington Post, 8/27/11)
DAY 27: State may not fund growing demand for HIV medicine (Texas Tribune, 8/27/11)
Perry calls Social Security ‘monstrous lie;’ stands by controversial statements in ‘Fed Up’ (Houston Chronicle, 8/27/11)
Perry: Feds owe Texas for incarcerating illegal immigrants (Texas Tribune, 8/26/11)
Emails illustrate delegation’s deep involvement in drawing new districts (Austin American-Statesman, 8/26/11)
DAY 26: Days, services at Texas State Parks cut back (Texas Tribune, 8/26/11)
Who is James Leininger? A profile of a longtime Perry backer (Texas Tribune, 8/26/11)
Perry signs pledge on anti-gay marriage amendment (WFAA, 8/26/11)
Perry: Frontrunner in the polls and online (Washington Post, 8/26/11)
Rick Perry: Being gay is similar to being alcoholic (Colorado Independent, 8/26/11)
Texas incentive funds touted by Perry draw praise, criticism (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 8/26/11)
Interactive: The Texas economy by region (Texas Tribune, 8/25/11)
Rick Perry turning to California for cash (LA Times, 8/26/11)
Rick Perry and the demons of Fred Thompson and Wesley Clark (Washington Post, 8/25/11)
Former Bush spokeswoman: Rick Perry should ‘distance himself’ from George W. Bush (CBS News, 8/25/11)
Perry campaign backs away from call to repeal 16th Amendment (CBS News, 8/23/11)
Perry campaign distances him from book’s call for repeal of 16th Amendment (Washington Post,8/23/11)
Rick Perry holds the record on executions (Washington Post, 8/23/11)
Rick Perry’s views on the Constitution get closer scrutiny (LA Times, 8/23/11)
Jeb Bush, still not running, denies any family split with surging Rick Perry (LA Times, 8/23/11)
Dewhurst irks tea partyers by skipping forums (Austin American-Statesman, 8/22/11)
Confusion reigns over Texas’ 2012 election calendar (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/20/11)
Haley Barbour warns: Rick Perry will be nitpicked (Politico, 8/19/11)
Barbour supporters begin movement toward Perry (Daily Caller, 8/19/11)
Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry? (Salon, 8/18/11)
Rick Perry presidential campaign getting support from Haley Barbour’s network (Roll Call, 8/18/11)
Perry is suddenly less ‘fed up’ over Social Security (Wall Street Journal, 8/18/11)
Rick Perry calls global warming a costly, unproven theory (LA Times, 8/18/11)
House GOP e-mails reveal the politics of redistricting (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/17/11)
Chart of the day: Government jobs led to Rick Perry’s economic boom (TPM, 8/17/11)
Iowa GOP wants a winner, but can Rick Perry’s Elmer Gantry act play nationwide? (CNN, 8/17/11)
Rick Perry defends stance on Social Security (LA Times, 8/17/11)
Rick Perry recovering well from experimental stem cell procedure (LA Times, 8/17/11)
Under scrutiny, Perry walks back HPV decision (Texas Tribune, 9/15/11)
Analysis: TX congressional delegation no longer united for the state (Houston Chronicle, 8/14/11)
With a big ‘howdy’ and a hardscrabble life story, Rick Perry introduces himself to America (Houston Chronicle, 8/14/11)
Another group helps Rick Perry out (New York Times, 8/9/11)
The Rick Perry that Texans know (Washington Post, 8/9/11)
Rick Perry to make 2012 intentions clear Saturday (Politico, 8/8/11)
With The Response over, what’s next for Perry? (Texas Tribune, 8/8/11)
Rick Perry’s positive ‘Response’ (Washington Post, 8/8/11)
Inside Intelligence: With Perry on the verge…(Texas Tribune, 8/8/11)
Republican opponents try to move to Perry’s right (Texas Tribune, 8/8/11)
At rally, Gov. Rick Perry sends strong message to conservative evangelicals: “Me too” (Washington Post, 8/7/11)
Texas billionaire and Perry donor killed in car accident (Austin American-Statesman, 8/7/11)
Stay of execution could give death row inmate another day in court (Texas Tribune, 8/7/11)
Gov. Rick Perry leads Christians in prayer at Texas rally (LA Times, 8/7/11)
Video: Perry prayer rally draws 30,000 (Austin American-Statesman, 8/7/11)
Evangelicals gather for Gov. Perry’s day of prayer (Washington Post, 8/6/11)
Video: Ricky Perry @ TheRespone in Houston (YouTube, 8/6/11)
Perry leads Houston gathering in prayer amid protests (KENS5, 8/6/11)
Austin protesters rally against Perry (Texas Tribune, 8/6/11)
Video: Perry’s revival unites, divides (Texas Tribune, 8/6/11)
More than 30, 000 pack Perry’s prayer rally (Texas Tribune, 8/6/11)
Evangelicals gather for Gov. Perry’s day of prayer (Washington Post, 8/6/11)
Perry team tells bundlers to get ready (Austin American-Statesman, 8/6/11)
TX Gov. Rick Perry to host major prayer event in Houston (Washington Post, 8/5/11)
Perry’s prayer rally goes too far, critics say (Miami Herald, 8/5/11)
If Rick Perry gets in, will Karl Rove be out? (Politico, 8/5/11)
Cloud of controversy hands over ‘Prayerpalooza’ (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
First Lady who avoids the spotlight faces a bigger one (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
Rick Perry’s college transcript a warning to all aspiring politicians (NPR, 8/5/11)
Hutchison not jumping on board Perry train (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
Drought damages Texas infrastructure (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
Students for Rick Perry await announcement (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
Rick Perry’s college transcript: A lot of Cs and Ds (Huffington Post, 8/5/11)
An attempt to increase turnout could cut it instead (Texas Tribune, 8/5/11)
Commentary: The Rick Perry I know (National Journal, 8/5/11)
Prayer rally is still a work in progress (Houston Chronicle, 8/4/11)
Rick Perry takes veiled Mitt Romney swipe on health care (Politico, 8/4/11)
State climatologist: Drought officially worst on record (Texas Tribune, 8/4/11)
Political armories at mid-year (Texas Tribune, 8/4/11)
Texas power grid still struggling to keep up with demand (Texas Tribune, 8/4/11)
Texas AG filing questions Voting Rights Act (San Antonio Express-News, 8/4/11)
Perry, allies lay groundwork for Texas stem cell industry (Texas Tribune, 8/4/11)
Texas comes close to rolling blackouts (Texas Tribune, 8/4/11)
Perry courts Iowa activists while wooing donors (Bloomberg, 8/4/11)
Plenty of ties between Team Perry and Response, super PAC (Austin American-Statesman, 8/4/11)
GOP ponders a Rick Perry candidacy – savior or a flop? (Politico, 8/3/11)
TX Gov. Rick Perry wages an assault on state’s university establishment (Washington Post, 8/3/11)
Perry’s sureness wavers under national glare (Austin American Statesman, 8/3/11)
Perry’s surgery included experimental stem cell therapy (Texas Tribune, 8/3/11)
Hill Country Texas retreat planned for Rick Perry (Politico, 8/3/11)
With rally, Christian group asserts its presence in ‘12 race (New York Times, 8/3/11)
Perry creates online university (Austin American-Statesman, 8/3/11)
Perry: Free private sector key to economy (CBN, 8/3/11)
Big ‘response’ for Rick Perry? (CNN, 8/3/11)
Texas A&M years launched Perry — and a rivalry (Texas Tribune, 8/2/11)
Top fundraiser: Perry ‘poised to enter’ presidential race (Washington Post, 8/1/11)
Can a camera-shy Dave Carney put Rick Perry in the White House? (Texas Observer, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

It’s hard to ignore Perry, but about that straw poll…(Des Moines Register, 7/31/11)
Analysis: In redistricting, getting your wish may not always make you happy (Houston Chronicle,7/31/11)
Ten reasons why the Texas economy is growing that have nothing to do with Rick Perry (Houston Chronicle, 7/31/11)
Ads tout Perry as ‘better option’ (Politico, 7/31/11)
Big-dollar Rick Perry supporters fuel campaign committees with Perry ties (Dallas Morning News,7/31/11)
Tea party support not a given for Perry (Houston Chronicle, 7/30/11)
Commentary: Is Rick Perry this primary’s Fred Thompson? (Manchester Union Leader, 7/30/11)
Despite states’ rights stand, Perry supports federal amendment ‘to protect innocent life’ (Houston Chronicle, 7/29/11)
Rick Perry contorts over same-sex marriage (LA Times, 7/28/11)
Perry calls fears of default overblown (Concord Monitor, 7/27/11)
Perry categorizes abortion as a state’s rights issue (ABC News, 7/27/11)
Key NH Republicans going to Austin to talk with Perry (NH Journal, 7/27/11)
Editorial: Gov. Rick Perry’s misguided day of prayer (LA Times, 7/25/11)
The skeletons in Rick Perry’s closet (CBS News, 7/25/11)
Perry gives first NH interview (Manchester Union Leader, 7/24/11)
If Perry runs, late start could make fundraising difficult (Miami Herald, 7/24/11)
Opinion: A boomlet of Perrymania (LA Times, 7/24/11)
Reasons for Perry not to pull the trigger — just yet (San Antonio Express-News, 7/24/11)
Perry gives first NH interview (Politico, 7/24/11)
Perry environmental stance would transform EPA (Austin American-Statesman, 7/24/11)
Perry defends gay marriage as states’ choice; Santorum takes a swipe (Des Moines Register,7/23/11)
Voters’ Texas fatigue might hurt Perry (San Antonio Express-News, 7/23/11)
Opinion: ‘The Time it Never Rained’ has come again (Austin American-Statesman, 7/23/11)
DPS can’t reveal Perry security cost, purges records (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
On the records: Diving deeper into Perry’s war chest (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
On the records: Shifting unemployment rates in Texas (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
Kay Bailey Hutchison endorse Rick Perry? Not likely. (Dallas Morning News, 7/22/11)
SBOE gives OK to science supplements (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
Combs, not yet a candidate, flashes cash (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
Iowa supporters nourishing grassroots on behalf of Texas’ Rick Perry (Iowa Independent, 7/22/11)
Fred Malek gives thumbs down to Michele Bachmann, plugs Rick Perry (Politico, 7/22/11)
New head of Forensic Science Panel takes on Willingham arson case (Texas Tribune, 7/22/11)
Dem lawmakers file motion to intervene in redistricting case (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7/22/11)
Dewhurst triggers lieutenant governor campaigning (San Antonio Express-News, 7/22/11)
Perry supporters to seek more campaign donors next week (RealClearPolitics, 7/22/11)
Rick Perry, a step up for the GOP? (Washington Post, 7/21/11)
Austin school district likely to fail federal standards for third consecutive year (Austin American-Statesman, 7/21/11)
Analysis: Perry candidacy would reshape 2012 race (Reuters,7/21/11)
Tea Party members have mixed views on a Rick Parry candidacy (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7/21/11)
Mike Huckabee raps Rick Perry (Politico, 7/21/11)
Perry, lawmakers blast Obama over shuttle retirement (Texas Tribune, 7/21/11)
The Final Frontier for Space City? (Texas Tribune, 7/21/11)
Feeling the effects of layoffs at Texas Education Agency (Austin American-Statesman, 7/21/11)
UT, coalition strike back at O’Donnell analysis (Texas Tribune, 7/21/11)
Polls show Perry already resonating with GOP voters (National Journal, 7/20/11)
EPA Chief, in Texas, calls pollution rule ‘not onerous’ (Texas Tribune, 7/20/11)
Complaints from Texas over cross-state pollution rules hint at coming battles with EPA (American Independent, 7/20/11)
ACLU files record request to uncover any public money used for Perry prayer event (American Independent, 7/20/11)
Draft Perry group adds volunteers in early states (Texas Tribune, 7/20/11)
Meet Barbara Cargill, the SBOE’s latest chief (Texas Tribune, 7/20/11)
How Rick Perry could shake up the GOP race (NPR, 7/20/11)
Perry may not speak at “The Response” (CNN, 7/20/11)
NAACP joins Texas redistricting lawsuits (San Antonio Express-News, 7/20/11)
Texas seeks clearance for political maps (Texas Tribune, 7/19/11)
Perry has little interest in #2 spot on GOP ballot (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7/19/11)
Rick Perry’s ace in the hole: Rudy Giuliani (Washington Post, 7/19/11)
Rick Perry elaborates on who’s calling him to run for president (Austin American-Statesman,7/18/11)
Perry says state should pay for his security (Texas Tribune, 7/18/11)
Texas spending kept rising for years with Perry as governor (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7/18/11)
Rick Perry: Game changer (Washington Post, 7/18/11)
Rick Perry contacts Iowa officials (Politico, 7/18/11)
Rick Perry starting to feel ‘called’ to run for president (Des Moines Register, 7/16/11)
T-Squared: Perrypedia, the place for Perry coverage (Texas Tribune, 7/15/11)
Perry spends $1 million in first half of year (Texas Tribune, 7/15/11)
Video: Who pays for Perry’s travels? (Texas Tribune, 7/15/11)
Rick Perry 2012 run ‘very likely,’ Terry Branstad says (Politico, 7/15/11)
Opinion: Haley, Perry – ‘Break the spend-and-borrow cycle’ (Washington Post, 7/14/11)
Perry says those who oppose his prayer summit are ‘intolerant’ (Dallas Morning News, 7/14/11)
Railroad Commission, Halliburton officials acknowledge amount of water used for fracking is problematic (San Angelo Standard-Times, 7/14/11)
Rick Perry: The Democrat years (Texas Tribune, 7/14/11)
Has Perry waited too long? (Texas Monthly, 7/14/11)
Rick Perry, Nikki Haley push cut, cap and balance pledge (Politico, 7/14/11)
Rick Perry mixes Texas-sized helpings of jobs, social values (Des Moines Register, 7/14/11)
HISD finds signs of cheating on state tests (Houston Chronicle, 7/14/11)
Texas Education Agency faces completing demands (Texas Tribune, 7/14/11)
Transcript shows Perry likening office to pulpit (Houston Chronicle, 7/14/11)
Amid battle, Texas power plants to apply for new permits (Texas Tribune, 7/14/11)
Atheist group sues to block Perry from prayer rally (Houston Chronicle, 7/14/11)
Perry, social conservatives and the road to the top (Texas Tribune, 7/14/11)
Texas voters will consider 10 Constitutional changes (Texas Tribune, 7/13/11)
Rick Perry faces federal lawsuit over Day of Prayer (ABC News, 7/13/11)
Rick Perry’s Army of God (Texas Observer, 7/13/11)
What’s Rick Perry waiting for? (Politico, 7/13/11)
Top Perry aide expects a decision by the end of the summer (Des Moines Register, 7/13/11)
Perry calls Iowa’s House Speaker (Des Moines Register, 7/13/11)
GOP indecision on 2012 may give Rick Perry a ‘huge opening’ (Washington Post, 7/12/11)
Parsing the history of Perry’s higher ed battles (Texas Tribune, 7/12/11)
Rick Perry to meet major GOP donors at Aspen summit (Washington Post, 7/11/11)
TX Republicans aim to block energy efficiency, pollution rules (Dallas Morning News, 7/11/11)
Audio: After Texas execution, Perry faces political fallout (Texas Tribune, 7/11/11)
Few lawmakers turned down taxpayers’ help with living expenses during special session (Austin American-Statesman, 7/11/11)
Perry calling big name Republicans in NH (NH Journal, 7/11/11)
Texas social conservatives reject Rick Perry (Texas Kaos, 7/10/11)
The Stimulant Stimulus (New York Magazine, 7/10/11)
Perry’s education record distinctly different from Bush’s (Austin American-Statesman, 7/9/11)
Texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent light bulb (LA Times, 7/9/11)
Editorial: Texas’s progress on juvenile justice (New York Times, 7/9/11)
Perry calling Iowa activists as potential donors convene (Politico, 7/9/11)
With closing of agency, worries about services for rural Texans (Austin American-Statesman, 7/9/11)
Perry calling Iowa activists as potential donors convene (Politico, 7/8/11)
Perry defends Mexican’s execution (Austin American-Statesman, 7/8/11)
Redistricting fights move from Capitol to Courthouse (Texas Tribune, 7/8/11)
Rick Perry rings up Iowa GOP activists (Des Moines Register, 7/8/11)
Perry’s prayer event part of a larger effort by conservative Christians to unseat Obama (American Independent, 7/8/11)
Rick Perry is Texas’ $100 million man, but he still faces fund-raising challenges in presidential bid(Houston Chronicle, 7/8/11)
Could Rick Perry surprise in New Hampshire? (RealClearPolitics, 7/8/11)
Editorial: Closer look proves the Texas path to job growth isn’t best (Bloomberg Businessweek,7/8/11)
Supreme Court gives OK to Leal execution (Texas Tribune, 7/7/11)
Ron Paul leads Perry and all others in TX GOP poll (LA Times, 7/7/11)
Insiders: Rick Perry likely to run in 2012 (Reuters, 7/7/11)
Factbox: Texas Governor Rick Perry (Reuters, 7/7/11)
As more Perry-is-running rumors circulate, this much is fact: Americans for Perry is raising lots of money (Houston Chronicle, 7/7/11)
A Texas death row case with implications for foreign policy and presidential politics (National Journal, 7/7/11)
Perry is still largely unknown to voters — and the national media (Washington Post, 7/7/11)
EPA requires Texas power plants to lower pollution (San Antonio Express-News, 7/7/11)
Should Texas execute a Mexican? Rick Perry will decide (The Atlantic, 7/7/11)
Americans for Rick Perry super PAC files with FEC (Texas Tribune, 7/7/11)
Federal court is asked to halt Texas’ new sonogram law (Austin American-Statesman, 7/6/11)
Rick Perry: Would Obama stand a chance against the Texas governor? (LA Times, 7/6/11)
Karl Rove thinks Perry will run (The Hill, 7/6/11)
Obama administration calls for stay of execution of Mexican national in Texas (Washington Post,7/6/11)
Tea Party groups urge Perry to call new special session to toughen immigration laws (American Independent, 7/5/11)
Perry breaks with a fellow Texan: Bush (New York Times, 7/5/11)
Perry’s RGA rakes in $22.1 million (Politico, 7/5/11)
If Dewhurst isn’t lt. governor, who might be next? (Texas Tribune, 7/4/11)
Perry cements his reputation as a powerful governor (Texas Tribune, 7/3/11)
Editorial: Texas, the jobs engine (LA Times, 7/3/11)
Perry partner in prayer event embroiled in controversy (Austin American-Statesman, 7/3/11)
UT’s Powers addresses tenure, fundraising, governance debate (Austin American-Statesman, 7/2/11)
Conservative primary voters likely to like Perry’s positions (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7/2/11)
Abortion-rights group asks court to block implementation of sonogram law (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 7/1/11)
Will Rick Perry run for president? (Washington Post, 7/1/11)
Group asks for injunction against sonogram law (Texas Tribune, 7/1/11)
Video: Why there’s no messing with Texas (CNN, 7/1/11)
Texas tea party voters disappointed after 2011 legislative session (Texas Tribune, 7/1/11)
Perry out of surgery, expects two-day recovery (Texas Tribune, 7/1/11)
Video: Martinez Fischer, TX redistricting on CNN (Texas Tribune, 7/1/11)
Court rules in favor of DPS in travel voucher case re: Perry’s security detail (Austin American-Statesman, 7/1/11)
Perry backers seek space at Ames straw poll (Des Moines Register, 7/1/11)
Perry and Latinos coexist uneasily in Texas politics (Texas Tribune, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

California Republicans push Perry to run (LA Times, 6/30/11)
Perry breaks with Big Business, Texas GOP and his former self (Texas Observer, 6/30/11)
Castors irked by Doggett’s presence (San Antonio Express-News, 6/30/11)
Texas’ prepaid tuition program could go broke by 2014 (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/30/11)
In Texas Legislature, winners, losers abound after 170 days of legislating (Austin American-Statesman, 6/30/11)
Groups positioning for prolonged higher ed debate (Texas Tribune, 6/26/11)
Measure providing extra money for schools dies (Texas Tribune, 6/24/11)
GOP boosters urge a “NO” vote on Sanctuary Cities (Texas Tribune, 6/24/11)
House speaker calls pat-down bill a stunt (Austin American-Statesman, 6/24/11)
Editorial: Perry’s Response (Texas Observer, 6/24/11)
Perry’s Rainy Day Fund? Used up, say some Republicans (Texas Tribune, 6/24/11)
Amazon offers Texas jobs for tax breaks, to no avail (Texas Tribune, 6/24/11)
Beware Rick Perry, the Republican Party’s real deal (The Guardian, 6/24/11)
Gov. Rick Perry fails to woo leaders at Latino convention (El Paso Times, 6/24/11)
Sanctuary Cities bills on hold, on the clock (Texas Tribune, 6/23/11)
At national Latino officials event, Perry takes heat on immigration, receives ‘tepid’ response (Texas Independent, 6/23/11)
Special session nearly over, work hardly done (Austin American-Statesman, 6/23/11)
Presidential candidate Perry bombs at National Latino Conference (Texas Observer, 6/23/11)
Latino leaders give Perry a lukewarm response (Texas Tribune, 6/23/11)
Another Texas Republican for President? (Reason, 6/23/11)
Latino officials give Perry a subdued greeting (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/23/11)
Protesters, muted reaction greet Perry at Hispanic event (Reuters, 6/23/11)
Rick Perry gets cool reception at NALEO speech (Politico, 6/23/11)
Perry gets tepid response at Latino event; joke about Hispanic’s name falls flat (Washington Post, 6/23/11)
Perry could find Latinos a tough sell in 2012 bid (Miami Herald, 6/23/11)
Is Rick running? (Wall Street Journal, 6/23/11)
New laws push government transparency, protect privacy (Texas Tribune, 6/22/11)
The last seven days: A special session update (Texas Tribune, 6/22/11)
The rise of uncompassionate conservatism (National Review, 6/21/11)
Is Rick Perry too George W. Bush-y? (Washington Post, 6/21/11)
Branstad hints it’s not too late for TX Gov. Rick Perry to enter Iowa caucus race (Des Moines Register, 6/21/11)
Rick Perry supporters press for details on Iowa political scene (Des Moines Register, 6/20/11)
Rick Perry’s moral problem (The Atlantic, 6/20/11)
Texas congressional redistricting plan gets final approval (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/20/11)
The Decision: Rick Perry Edition (Washington Post, 6/20/11)
Texan Perry sizes up roadblocks to GOP bid (Wall Street Journal, 6/20/11)
‘Run, Rick, run’: Perry lays out conservative bona fides, but doesn’t hint at presidential run (Washington Post, 6/18/11)
Aide: Perry still ‘weeks away’ from big decision (Texas Tribune, 6/18/11)
Gov. Rick Perry crashing 2012 GOP field, drawing activists’ interest but not yet in race (Texas Tribune, 6/18/11)
Perry fires up GOP voters in New Orleans (Texas Tribune, 6/18/11)
Rick Perry’s first 100 days (Wall Street Journal, 6/17/11)
Perry, Bachmann buttons big sellers at GOP gathering in New Orleans (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
2011 Veto Watch: Perry Kills 24 bills in one day (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
Perry issues vetoes, nixes testing-and-driving ban (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
Tea Time: 4 freshmen Austin lawmakers look back at their first session (Texas Observer, 6/17/11)
On the records: Vetoes – then and now (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
TX GOP nixes plan for presidential straw poll (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/17/11)
Video: Did Democrats bungle Sanctuary Cities bill? (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
Keeping full day public pre-K alive, with fees (Texas Tribune, 6/17/11)
Perry checking out Iowa. Translation: He’s giving run ‘a very serious look’ (Des Moines Register, 6/17/11)
Perry gives hint he’s interested in 2012 run (Des Moines Register, 6/17/11)
Commentary: Want Perry to run? This guy has a website for you (Austin American-Statesman, 6/16/11)
Rick Perry will have minor back surgery, aide confirms (Texas Tribune, 6/16/11)
House approves key education bills (Texas Tribune, 6/16/11)
Lawmakers OK teacher furloughs, pay cuts (San Antonio Express-News, 6/16/11)
Senator proposes doing away with windstorm agency (Austin American-Statesman, 6/16/11)
Poll: Obama almost as popular as Perry in Texas (Texas Tribune, 6/16/11)
Ron Paul says fellow Texan Rick Perry is ‘very much the status quo’ (LA Times, 6/16/11)
Is Rick Perry dogged by the ghost of an innocent man? (LA Times, 6/14/11)
Perry says voters want more options in GOP field (Texas Tribune, 6/14/11)
Perry to meet with Rudy (Politico, 6/14/11)
Former Gingrich aide traveling with Perry (Politico, 6/14/11)
Debate swings door open for Perry, closed for Palin (New York Times, 6/14/11)
Commentary: Could Perry’s brand of conservatism stand national scrutiny? (Austin American-Statesman, 6/13/11)
At LA rally, Rick Perry criticizes Obama for funding stem cell work (Arizona Daily Star, 6/13/11)
Doggett: TX GOP’s redistricting plan aims to eliminate white Dems (The Hill, 6/12/11)

Opinion: Gov. Perry’s image a far cry from reality (The Times Leader, 6/12/11)
TX Governor Rooster Perry to run for POTUS? (Texas Kaos, 6/12/11)
Unlike other states, Texas lawmakers likely to expand Secure Communities effort (Houston Chronicle, 6/12/11)
Perry assails Obama on abortion at LA stop (AP, 6/12/11)
TX governor draws criticism on prayer event (New York Times, 6/11/11)
Perry possibility puts Sessions, Cornyn in tough spot (Roll Call, 6/11/11)
Top 10 things Rick Perry doesn’t want you to know about him (Think Progress, 6/10/11)
After 16 hours, TX House passes fiscal bill (Texas Tribune, 6/10/11)
House OKs bill to seek federal Medicaid waiver (Texas Tribune, 6/10/11)
House Democrats tout victory passing amendment to tap Rainy Day Fund (Dallas Morning News, 6/10/11)
Texas GOP mulling second presidential straw poll (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/10/11)
Is Rick Perry playing games with the date of the 2012 Texas primary for his own gain? (Houston Chronicle, 6/10/11)
Perry rejects “Obamacare,” but state agency pushes on (Texas Tribune, 6/10/11)
On conference call, Texas tea partiers plot against GOP incumbents (Texas Independent, 6/9/11)
Lawmakers reject Perry on Amazon tax issue (Houston Chronicle, 6/9/11)
Sources: Rick Perry is running (The Daily Caller, 6/9/11)
Stadium reacts to controversial Perry-backed prayer event (Houston Chronicle, 6/9/11)
Amid school finance scuffle, Pre-K measure returns (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
CBS News: Perry ‘serioius’ about White House bid (Houston Chronicle, 6/9/11)
Will Gingrich’s demise be Rick Perry’s rise? (RealClearPolitics, 6/9/11)
Opinion: Why Perry should run for president (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Opinion: Why Perry shouldn’t run for president (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Gingrich defections fuel more talk of Perry run (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Where do Education bills sand in special session? (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Sanctuary Cities causes rift within Texas GOP (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Fiscal conservatives frustrated with House votes (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Redistricting map on its way to the TX House (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
New whispers of Perry 2012 bid (Wall Street Journal, 6/9/11)
House agrees to spend extra rainy day money on schools (Dallas Morning News, 6/9/11)
House mired again in budget amendments (Austin American-Statesman, 6/9/11)
Opinion: GOP understands Texas voters — for now (Texas Tribune, 6/9/11)
Conservatives aim at ethnic studies centers, already affected by higher ed cuts (American Independent, 6/8/11)
Bill changed to target Central Health over paying for abortions (Austin American-Statesman, 6/8/11)
Health reform bill alters family planning funding (Texas Tribune, 6/8/11)
Texas moves ahead with Secure Communities program (Texas Tribune, 6/8/11)
Audio: Christian leader explains views on heaven and hell (Texas Tribune, 6/8/11)

Perry makes a mockery of state’s rights with immigration bill (Texas Monthly, 6/8/11)
Does Rick Perry have a jobs program? (TIME, 6/8/11)
Feds may block effort to force out Planned Parenthood (Texas Tribune, 6/8/11)
Special session health care omnibus bill becomes a Christmas tree (Texas Tribune, 6/8/11)
Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy (Washington Post, 6/8/11)
Post-session, some environmentalists feel they dodge bullet (Austin American-Statesman, 6/8/11)
Analysis: Texas congressional redistricting case to test Voting Rights Act’s reach (Houston Chronicle, 6/8/11)
For prayer event, Perry teams with controversial group (Texas Tribune, 6/7/11)
Sanctuary Cities added to Special Session call (Texas Tribune, 6/7/11)
Redistricting: Is there a better way? (Texas Tribune, 6/7/11)
Is Rick Perry’s day of Christian prayer about religion or politics? (Dallas Morning News, 6/7/11)
Senate authorizes teacher furloughs, pay cuts (San Antonio Express-News, 6/7/11)
Is Special Session turning into a nightmare for teachers’ groups? (Texas Observer, 6/7/11)
Special session revives Texas class-size debate (Texas Tribune, 6/7/11)
One immigration bill may have bucked the trend (Texas Tribune, 6/7/11)
Special sessions hit lawmakers in wallet (Amarillo Globe-News, 6/6/11)
Perry releases proclamation on prayer and fasting (Texas Tribune, 6/6/11)
Opinion: Is Rick Perry trying to bring other states to their knees, too? (Austin American-Statesman, 6/6/11)
Teachers continue call to stop school cuts (Austin American-Statesman, 6/6/11)
Switch to outcomes-based higher ed funding taking time (Texas Tribune, 6/6/11)
For Texas’ Big Three, Session ends as it started – it’s complicated (Texas Tribune, 6/6/11)
TX Senate approves GOP-drawn congressional map (Texas Tribune, 6/6/11)
Filibuster propels Wendy Davis into spotlight (Texas Tribune, 6/5/11)
Protesters vow to vote against lawmakers who cut school funds (Austin American-Statesman, 6/4/11)
GOP lawmaker files bills targeting illegal immigrants (Houston Chronicle, 6/4/11)
This time, Texas budget bills sail through Senate (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
Perry invites other governors for a day of prayer at Houston event (Dallas Morning News, 6/3/11)
Senate panel approves congressional map (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
Interactive: How the Seliger map would have shifted voters in ’08 and ’10 (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
Where do education bills stand in the special? (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
School finance returns to senate floor; what next? (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
Perry Watch: Some important clues that will indicate whether Rick Perry is serious about running for president (Houston Chronicle, 6/3/11)
Sheila Jackson Lee says GOP redistricting map ‘blatantly’ violates Voting Rights Act (Houston Chronicle, 6/3/11)
In the Lege, unfinished business, and then some (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
With little help, Texas’ solar use grows  - slowly (Texas Tribune, 6/3/11)
A favorable political season for Rick Perry (TIME, 6/2/11)
Cutting Texas education spending poses economic risks, business leaders say (Dallas Morning News, 6/2/11)
Senator files sanctuary cities, secure communities bill (Texas Tribune, 6/2/11)
“Anti-groping” bill may be reborn in special session (Texas Tribune, 6/2/11)
TX senator seeks veto of his own ethics amendment (Austin American-Statesman, 6/2/11)
Commentary: San Antonio Democrats will take a long look at proposed congressional seat (Austin American-Statesman, 6/2/11)
A second chance for campus construction projects? (Texas Tribune, 6/2/11)
E-verify bill may find new life in special session (Texas Tribune, 6/2/11)
The GOP’s big Texas gerrymander (Washington Post, 6/2/11)
Health bills in Legislative committees, again (Texas Tribune, 6/2/11)
A third of special session bills relate to health care (Texas Tribune, 6/1/11)
Rick Perry’s Bush problem (New York Times, 6/1/11)
Cornyn says Perry would do well as presidential candidate (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 6/1/11)
Special session hampers possible Perry bid (Houston Chronicle, 6/1/11)
The windstorm insurance fight more geographical than political (Houston Chronicle, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Perry adds redistricting to agenda (Texas Tribune, 5/31/11)
Day One, 1st called session of the 82nd Legislature (Texas Tribune, 5/31/11)
Session’s end creates graveyard of dead legislation (Texas Tribune, 5/31/11)
The official agenda for a new session (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Democrats say bring on Special Session (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Video: GOP praises fiscally ‘responsible’ session (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Video: Dems ready for Special Session (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Opinion: Dems face hurdles winning over public (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
House and Senate adjourn; Special Session Tuesday (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Video: Rick Perry on Wendy Davis’ filibuster (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Inside Intelligence: In the race for president… (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
House Democrats won’t pledge to Speaker Straus – for now (Houston Chronicle, 5/30/11)
Putting a face on illegal immigration (Houston Chronicle, 5/30/11)
The budget apostates explain themselves (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Summer school ahead for Texas Legislators (Texas Tribune, 5/30/11)
Wendy Davis’ Last Hurrah? (Texas Observer, 5/30/11)
Intraparty bickering defined session for GOP (Houston Chronicle, 5/30/11)
The Right aims at Texas – the sudden conservative crush on Rick Perry (Newsweek, 5/29/11)
Session victories may help Perry’s political future (Austin American-Statesman, 5/29/11)
Legislative session: 20 weeks in which the budget held sway (Texas Tribune, 5/29/11)
Windstorm insurance negotiations fail (Texas Tribune, 5/29/11)
Senate rejects House abortion provisions, but keeps after Planned Parenthood (Dallas Morning News, 5/29/11)
Coy for months, GOP Gov. Rick Perry now says he’ll consider running for president (Washington Post, 5/28/11)
Perry: Special session on congressional maps possible (Texas Tribune, 5/28/11)
Is there a boys club under the Pink Dome? (Texas Tribune, 5/28/11)
Texas Legislature passes $15B in cuts (Texas Tribune, 5/28/11)
Perry’s consideration of presidential run reflects weakness of GOP field (Dallas Morning News, 5/27/11)
Opinion: Rick Perry, the Coyote Candidate (New York Times, 5/27/11)
Shale boom in Texas could increase US oil output (New York Times, 5/27/11)

Gov. Rick Perry flirting with White House run (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
Conservative ‘Outsiders’ have inside track in Texas (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
Perry says he will consider a White House run (Austin American-Statesman, 5/27/11)
Too-vague abortion restriction to be cut from bill, panel leader says (Austin American-Statesman, 5/27/11)
Perry flirting with White House run (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
Dewhurst: Deal has been reached on school finance (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
Perry signs voter ID bill to cheers from Republican lawmakers (Dallas Morning News, 5/27/11)
Session not yet over, tea partiers renew battle against Straus, pledge cards (Texas Independent, 5/27/11)
Commentary: The case against family planning funding (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
Commentary: The case for family planning funding (Texas Tribune, 5/27/11)
TX House women angry over ‘despicable’ flyers (Texas Tribune, 5/26/11)
Commentary: Perry gets his way again (Texas Monthly, 5/26/11)
In deal, lawmakers reduce cuts to TEXAS grants (Texas Tribune, 5/26/11)
Budget negotiators pass $15B in cuts (Texas Tribune, 5/26/11)
Hispanic House Republicans endorse Perry for President (Texas Tribune, 5/26/11)
Fed threat shuts down TSA ‘groping’ bill in Texas (Texas Tribune, 5/24/11)
Gov. Perry won’t rule out 2012 run (Texas Tribune, 5/24/11)
For Tea Party, a successful legislative session (Texas Tribune, 5/23/11)
No clear signals on budget, UT/TT Poll finds (Texas Tribune, 5/23/11)
A winding route to new Texas congressional map (Texas Tribune, 5/23/11)
Inside Intelligence: The political climate is… (Texas Tribune, 5/23/11)
Questions over fracking as bill awaits Senate action (Texas Tribune, 5/23/11)
Will Rick Perry run for president in 2012? (Washington Post, 5/23/11)
Texas students wait for word on college grants (Texas Tribune, 5/22/11)
The budget: Where everything stands (Texas Tribune, 5/21/11)
TX Budget update: House passes key bill (Texas Tribune, 5/21/11)
Feds warn TX health care changes could harm consumers (Texas Tribune, 5/20/11)
Sanctuary cities bill back on track in Texas Senate (Texas Tribune, 5/20/11)
Commentary: 82nd Legislature rolls the dice (Burka Blog, 5/20/11)
Old grudges bedevil Texas higher education debate (Texas Tribune, 5/20/11)
Struggle over higher ed bill breaks old alliances, creates new ones (Texas Tribune, 5/20/11)
Rick Perry’s uncampaign for president (Texas Tribune, 5/20/11)
Perry adviser says governor ‘doesn’t have that fire to be president’ (Houston Chronicle, 5/20/11)
Unhappy conservatives turn their lonely eyes to TX Gov. Rick Perry (LA Times, 5/19/11)
Florida’s Scott takes on Texas for top business state (Bloomberg, 5/19/11)
Perry comments on budget, denies presidential ambitions (Houston Chronicle, 5/19/11)
The Draft Perry movement begins… in California (Washington Examiner, 5/19/11)
Perry says public expects a budget deal (Austin American-Statesman, 5/19/11)
Perry not ‘distracted’ by 2012 talk (National Journal, 5/19/11)
Perry: Make Texas cutting-edge technology epicenter (Texas Insider, 5/19/11)
Bill to keep governor’s security travel costs secret fizzles (Dallas Morning News, 5/19/11)
Senators make their offer to House on budget (Austin American-Statesman, 5/19/11)
Budget update: Campus handguns wing budget packate (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
Bill would end tuition break for illegal immigrants (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
TX House tentatively OKs Medicaid fiscal reform bill (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
Balanced budget resolution passes Texas Senate (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
TX panel debate future of research universities (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
Perry says White House talk won’t distract him (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
Perry says presidential chatter not distracting (Reuters, 5/19/11)
Perry: Lawmakers must finish work to avoid being ‘worse than Washington’ (Houston Chronicle,5/19/11)
Perry: House made ‘reasonable’ offer on budget to Senate (Dallas Morning News, 5/19/11)
If Perry jumps into presidential race, ‘it’s a brand new day’ for GOP, Rush Limbaugh says (Dallas Morning News, 5/19/11)
Lone Star state of mind (Houston Chronicle, 5/19/11)
Video: Dem lawmaker: “We’re not a crazy state” (Texas Tribune, 5/19/11)
Dems plowed under by GOP redistricting (Houston Chronicle, 5/18/11)
After another huddle, Perry, Straus & Dewhurst say: Closer to mega deal (Dallas Morning News,5/18/11)
Leaders still say they are ‘close’ on budget, but essential bills postponed (Houston Chronicle, 5/18/11)
Perry for president? He says no, but Rush Limbaugh says don’t rule it out (Ft.Worth Star-Telegram,5/18/11)
Perry for president? Rush Limbaugh thinks so (Miami Herald, 5/18/11)
It’s decision time on budget, money bills…special session (Dallas Morning News, 5/18/11)
Gov. Perry on a budget deal: ‘They’re working on it’ (Houston Chronicle, 5/18/11)
Sanctuary Cities bill gutted by Senate committee (Texas Tribune, 5/18/11)
Will the Sanctuary Cities bill survive TX Senate? (Texas Tribune, 5/18/11)
Fears mount in TX Legislature of special session on redistricting (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 5/18/11)
Rick Perry: The Christocrat candidate? (Houston Chronicle, 5/18/11)
Perry says ‘they’re working on it,’ meaning — everything (Dallas Morning News, 5/18/11)
Rick Perry for president? Here’s the latest on the rumor that won’t go away (Houston Chronicle,5/18/11)
Paging Rick Perry: How a Southerner could sweep to the GOP nomination (New York Times,5/18/11)
Perry’s presidential push pulling in pundits (NBC DFW, 5/18/11)
Commentary: Short on money and shorter on leadership (Austin American-Statesman, 5/18/11)
Special session looms after bill delays (KXAN, 5/18/11)
Perry’s actions suggest a serious look at 2012 (RealClearPolitics, 5/18/11)
Hey America, ready for another Texan in the White House? (Burnt Orange Report, 5/18/11)
Rick Perry presidential push quietly gains steam (RealClearPolitics, 5/17/11)
Perry: GOP presidential field is far from set (CNN, 5/17/11)
Texas billionaire nears radioactive waste dump victory (Texas Tribune, 5/17/11)
Take Rick Perry seriously. Ignore Chris Christie and Paul Ryan (Washington Post, 5/17/11)
Rick Perry says 10th Amendment dominant issue for 2012 (Dallas Morning News, 5/17/11)
Legislative panel approves most of a budget (Texas Tribune, 5/17/11)
Commentary: Mary and Joseph were ‘undocumented’ (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
College Dems warn Republicans about budget cut backlash (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
Speaker Straus: Play nice (Dallas Morning News, 5/16/11)
TX school districts nearing own budget deadlines (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
TX House passes bill on indigent care for immigrants (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
Senate votes $4 billion from Rainy Day Fund for deficit (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
Outside cash funding Texas congressional races (Texas Tribune, 5/16/11)
What’s it like to be a Democrat negotiating on a GOP budget? (San Antonio News-Express, 5/15/11)
Texas’ Wild Tea Party (The Nation, 5/14/11)
Ugly exchange of words caps off tense week at Lege (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
House passes outcomes-based higher ed funding bill (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
Opinion: Why “Loser Pays” tort reform is a winner (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
Opinion: Why “Loser Pays” tort reform is a loser (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
Feds warn Texas about funding cuts to historically black schools (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
Senators upset with Perry over budget lobbying (Austin American-Statesman, 5/13/11)
TX House budget has a 2013 problem (San Antonio News-Express, 5/13/11)
TX House passes bill banning TSA airport ‘groping’ (Reuters, 5/13/11)
Redistricting panel carves up liberal Austin in state senate (Austin American-Statesman, 5/13/11)
Fiscal hawks aim their TV attacks at Republicans who want to tap Rainy Day funds (Dallas Morning News, 5/13/11)
Video: Outnumbered Democrats struggle through session (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
Lawmaking that looks like a schoolyard fight (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
House finally kills class size bill (Texas Tribune, 5/13/11)
As House deadline nears, lawmakers try hard to sell bills (Austin American-Statesman, 5/13/11)
Senate budget plan would tap rainy day fund now to free up money later (Austin American-Statesman, 5/12/11)
Is the Texas Legislature raising utility rates? (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Voter bill draws familiar fight (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Dem lawmaker proposes new Austin Senate boundaries (Austin American-Statesman, 5/12/11)
Senate pulling more rainy day money for current deficit (Austin American-Statesman, 5/12/11)
‘Spanking’ bill passes after being reconsidered (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
What if Texas doesn’t pass a school finance bill? (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Travis County would be split into four under state Senate redistricting map (Austin American-Statesman, 5/12/11)
San Antonio may lose a state senator (San Antonio News-Express, 5/12/11)
Women’s Health Program circling the drain? (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Interactive: TX Senate redistricting maps – before and after (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Audio: Texas fracking bill could set national standard (Texas Tribune, 5/12/11)
Despite uproar, TX lawmakers pursue Medicare overhaul (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
Elderly, disabled fight pay cut to service providers (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
In El Paso, Obama renews immigration debate, make economic argument for reform (El Paso Times,5/11/11)
Democrats struggling in GOP-controlled House (San Antonio News-Express, 5/11/11)
New Texas Senate district maps proposed (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
Will retired general have the firepower to defeat GOP in Texas? (CNN, 5/11/11)
House says No to parental consent for spanking (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
Dispute may derail arrival of high-speed trains in D-FW (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 5/11/11)
TX House debates Anti-’Obamacare’ bills (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
Obama, Romney and Texas (Politico, 5/11/11)
Double-digit rebound of TX sales tax receipts continues (Dallas Morning News, 5/11/11)
Hospitals to budget conferees: Cuts hit too hard (Texas Tribune, 5/11/11)
More debate, same result: House passes Sanctuary Cities (Texas Tribune, 5/10/11)
Obama rallies faithful, hits immigration theme in Texas trip (Austin American-Statesman, 5/10/11)
Why Obama’s Texas trip matters (TIME, 5/10/11)
Obama in Texas: It’s going to take more than one term (Texas Tribune, 5/10/11)
WH: Obama has been ‘extremely responsive’ to Texas wildfire aid requests (Houston Chronicle,5/10/11)
Will TX Senate bypass 2/3rds rule to pass teachers’ groups’ worst nightmare? (Texas Observer, 5/10/11)
Dems: Republicans will rue the day they passed Sanctuary City bill (Texas Observer, 5/10/11)
TX House gives first OK to Medicaid waiver plan (Texas Tribune, 5/10/11)
Texplainer: How does a special session work? (Texas Tribune, 5/10/11)
School finance inaction may impede budget compromise (Austin American-Statesman, 5/10/11)
Many immigration bills not likely to make it through Legislature (Austin American-Statesman,5/10/11)
Fort Worth Dem says TX Senate redistricting map violates voting rights (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 5/10/11)
TxDOT to study high-speed routes for Dallas-Houston line (Houston Chronicle, 5/9/11)
Senate adopts Voter ID report (Texas Tribune, 5/9/11)
Loser-pays bill clears Texas House (Texas Tribune, 5/9/11)
Obama turns to border politics in Texas visit (NPR, 5/9/11)
Perry declines Obama’s invite (Politico, 5/9/11)
Insiders evenly split as to whether there will be a special session this summer (Texas Tribune,5/9/11)
Is David Dewhurst Goofy — or Goofy like a fox? (Texas Tribune, 5/9/11)
The House meltdown and its consequences (Texas Monthly, 5/8/11)
TX House meltdown ends in GOP show of force (Texas Tribune, 5/7/11)
Liveblog: Deadlock grips TX House floor (Texas Tribune, 5/7/11)
House committee advances gambling, without casinos (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Gov. Perry recruits CA businesses over Vernon legislation (SacBee, 5/6/11)
Attempt to lift class size ratio stumbles again (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Video: Special interest ads focus on budget (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Point of order derails sanctuary cities bill — for now (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Legislators create higher ed oversight committee (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Obama to deliver speech on immigration Tuesday in El Paso (Houston Chronicle, 5/6/11)
Negotiations fail to bring school finance bill to floor (Austin American-Statesman, 5/6/11)
Joe Barton against new Hispanic district in North Texas (Dallas Morning News, 5/6/11)
House sets budget negotiating rules (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
Perry: We have a tort reform emergency (Texas Tribune, 5/6/11)
‘Sanctuary cities’ bill troubles law enforcers (San Antonio News-Express, 5/6/11)
Sanctuary Cities bill hits Texas House Friday (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
Schools consider legal action over budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
Obama will visit El Paso before Tuesday stop in Austin (Austin American-Statesman, 5/5/11)
Video: Conservative public policy group launches ads pushing budget cuts (Dallas Morning News,5/5/11)
Perry on Senate budget, Sanctuary cities and Rainy Days (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
School finance bill – the Democrats’ las chance to stop the budget (Texas Observer, 5/5/11)
Juvenile justice merger heads to governor (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
Procedural move allows GOP to pass Senate budget (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
Graphic explainer: How the senate’s budget math changed (Houston Chronicle, 5/5/11)
Texas senators need to prevail on education spending (Dallas Morning News, 5/5/11)
Abortion sonogram moves to governor’s desk (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
TX, DC engage in political firefight over disaster aid (Houston Chronicle, 5/5/11)
Amid fiscal turmoil, House votes to cut tax on loose-leaf tobacco (Austin American-Statesman, 5/5/11)
Will E-Verify bills still pass Texas Legislature? (Texas Tribune, 5/5/11)
GOP senators use legislative rule to pass TX budget (Houston Chronicle, 5/4/11)
As sonogram bill nears OK, others drag on (Houston Chronicle, 5/4/11)
TX Senate passes state budget that cuts spending (Reuters, 5/4/11)
Opinion: Tea party has taken over the Texas Senate (Dallas Morning News, 5/4/11)
TX Senate tentatively passes budget proposal (Houston Chronicle, 5/4/11)
Senate approves budget bill on party-line vote (Texas Tribune, 5/4/11)
Campus carry fails to pass the Senate — again (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
Failed budget vote threatens Texas Senate tradition (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
Anti-Bullying bill tentatively passes House (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
House gives early OK to “Choose Life” license plate (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
Execution challenge is first for Texas Appeals Office (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
Land Office given authority over Alamo (Austin American-Statesman, 5/3/11)
Planned Parenthood again in lawmakers’ cross-hairs (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
Commentary: Should activists have targeted Senate rule instead of Straus? (Austin American-Statesman, 5/3/11)
Interactive: TX House redistricting maps – before and after (Texas Tribune, 5/3/11)
In hunt for revenue, it’s big tobacco vs. little (Texas Tribune, 5/2/11)
Senators still searching for budget support (Texas Tribune, 5/2/11)
Perry’s statement on Bin Laden death ignores both Obama and Bush (Houston Chronicle, 5/2/11)
Perry joins coastal governors’ energy coalition to lobby for offshore drilling (Houston Chronicle,5/2/11)
Rainy-day maneuver on stopgap funding bill considered by Senate (Dallas Morning News, 5/2/11)
Perry has dipped into Rainy Day Fund before (San Antonio News-Express, 5/2/11)
Why Texas House won’t agree to Senate budget (Texas Tribune, 5/2/11)
Abortion sonogram bill clears another hurdle (Texas Tribune, 5/2/11)
Children’s hospitals face brunt of Medicaid cuts (Texas Tribune, 5/2/11)
Did state subsidies add jobs? Maybe not (Austin American-Statesman, 5/2/11)

APRIL 2011
Yachts might get tax break (Houston Chronicle, 4/30/11)
Perry’s top political strategist advising Dewhurst (Austin American-Statesman, 4/30/11)
State Rep. Pena responds to redistricting-driven criticism (The Monitor, 4/29/11)
TX House gives early OK to TxDOT sunset bill (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
TX Senate debates ‘non-tax revenue’ (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
Perry temporarily gives up his personal email account (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
House gives early OK to TxDOT sunset bill (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
SB4 sparks quarrel between Shapiro, teachers group (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
UT Prez, A&M Prof tussle with TPPF (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
Higher-education bill may dies due to campus carry poison pill (Austin American-Statesman,4/29/11)
Democrat criticizes Senate budget, while Dewhurst blasts Ds for ‘posturing’ (Dallas Morning News,4/29/11)
Where are Rick Perry’s emergency items? (Texas Tribune, 4/29/11)
Tough times or not, tax break for yachts steams ahead (Houston Chronicle, 4/29/11)
Plan would bring 4th congressional district into Travis County (Austin American-Statesman,4/29/11)
Commentary: No budget joy in Mudville (Texas Monthly, 4/28/11)
TX House passes state redistricting map; Dems predict DOJ challenges (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
House Democrats applaud senate’s budget delay (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
Senate approves Medicaid savings bill (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
The budget choice TX Senate Dems face (Dallas Morning News, 4/28/11)
Senate OKs teacher evaluations (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
The top redistricting fight moments (Texas Observer, 4/28/11)
Ogden: Still no budget deal (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
Medina makes the case for Ron Paul for President (Texas Tribune, 4/28/11)
West TX state Reps vow to fight GOP redistricting plan (Midland Reporter-Telegram, 4/27/11)
Senate budget debate stalls over vote count (Texas Tribune, 4/27/11)
Dewhurst makes budget pitch to senators (Texas Tribune, 4/27/11)
Ogden says rain-day-money critics are an obstacle as he faces sales test (Dallas Morning News,4/27/11)
House chairman says he’s close to getting enough votes for gambling (Austin American-Statesman,4/27/11)
Armey, FreedomWorks back Perry in higher ed reform controversy (Texas Independent, 4/27/11)
Wentworth surprises senate with campus carry (Texas Tribune, 4/27/11)
Interactive: Texas House redistricting proposal (Texas Tribune, 4/27/11)
Governor holds his ground on Rainy Day Fund (San Antonio Express-News, 4/27/11)
Texas House to consider redistricting maps (Texas Tribune, 4/27/11)
Criminal penalties stripped from abortion drug bill (Austin American-Statesman, 4/26/11)
Dewhurst questions senators’ move toward using rainy day fund (Austin American-Statesman,4/26/11)
Perry skeptical of claims that House’s cuts could close half of nursing homes (Dallas Morning News,4/26/11)
What $7.8 billion less means for your school district (Texas Tribune, 4/26/11)
Rick Perry’s Tenth Commandment (National Review, 4/25/11)
Outside groups lobby Texas budget writers (Texas Tribune, 4/25/11)
Commentary: Soft-drink tax idea gets sour reception (Houston Chronicle, 4/25/11)
Classes may get more students (Houston Chronicle, 4/25/11)
Inside Intelligence: Majority think courts will decide Lone Star redistricting (Texas Tribune,4/25/11)
Even in Texas, concerns grow about gas drilling (Texas Tribune, 4/25/11)
Video: Conservative coalition rolls out budget ads (Texas Tribune, 4/25/11)
TX Senate prepares for budget debate, vote (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 4/25/11)
TX senators won’t agree to family planning cuts (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/24/11)
Less money sent to fire risk areas (Austin American-Statesman, 4/24/11)
In Dallas, magnet schools bear brunt of budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 4/24/11)
Texas Latinos hope redistricting gives them a voice (LA Times, 4/24/11)
Tax breaks on yachts cast as helping economy (San Antonio Express-News, 4/24/11)
Texas senators’ addition of family planning money sets up battle with TX House (Austin American-Statesman, 4/24/11)
Perry getting push-back from Longhorn faithful (Austin American-Statesman, 4/23/11)
Controversy could hurt UT in long run (San Antonio Express-News, 4/23/11)
Opinion: California Dreamin’ – of jobs in Texas (Wall Street Journal, 4/22/11)
Data breach cost: $1.8 million, so far (Austin American-Statesman, 4/22/11)
Senate panel approves $176.5 Billion budget (Texas Tribune, 4/21/11)
Lawmakers says freshman GOP member broke ‘rules of decorum’ (Texas Tribune, 4/21/11)
Perry declares weekend of prayer for rain (Texas Tribune, 4/21/11)
Opinion: Texas’ new anti-abortion math (New York Times, 4/20/11)
Ogden proposes taking another $3B from Rainy Day Fund (Texas Tribune, 4/20/11)
Commentary: Ogden takes candid, practical approach to state’s fiscal woes (Austin American-Statesman, 4/20/11)
House gives early OK to health care compact (Texas Tribune, 4/20/11)
Lawmakers consider resuscitation bill (Texas Tribune, 4/20/11)
Representatives move back redistricting (Texas Tribune, 4/20/11)
House committee approves revised map for TX House districts (San Antonio Express-News, 4/20/11)
Senators look for money without saying ‘taxes’ (Texas Tribune, 4/20/11)
Lawmakers seek to crack down on junk food as obesity epidemic worsens (Austin American-Statesman,4/19/11)
Bill would disqualify jurors who can’t read, write English (San Antonio Express-News, 4/19/11)
Can Democrats win in Texas in 2012? (Washington Post, 4/19/11)
Senate budget takes aim at Texas hospitals (Texas Tribune, 4/19/11)
Billions apart, but idea is same (Houston Chronicle, 4/19/11)
Texas College Republicans target state sen. Steve Ogden (KBTX, 4/19/11)
Finance to vote tomorrow on revenue plans (Austin American-Statesman, 4/19/11)
Video: Doggett dismayed by redistricting plan (Texas Tribune, 4/18/11)
Senators ready to fight for their plusher budget (Austin American-Statesman, 4/18/11)
Ogden: We’re going to fight for this budget (Austin American-Statesman, 4/18/11)
Gas drilling tax break will be on the table for state Senate panel (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 4/18/11)
TX lawmakers find $3 billion to pas the budget (Houston Chronicle, 4/18/11)
A Texas-sized budget problem deferred – to now (Texas Tribune, 4/18/11)
Soda tax could raise $1 Billion per biennium (Texas Tribune, 4/18/11)
Senate panel tries to ease fiscal pain (Houston Chronicle, 4/16/11)
Audio: Texas House redistricting maps debated (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
Higher ed research claims full of mistakes (San Antonio Express-News, 4/15/11)
At nursing homes, fear of a budget ‘Armageddon’ (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
California hopes to learn from Texas on job growth (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
Board approves report on Willingham case (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
SBOE Members: Why not use the Permanent School Fund? (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
In politics, turnout trumps population (Texas Tribune, 4/15/11)
Californians come to Perry to learn how to create jobs (Houston Chronicle, 4/14/11)
Senate approves legislation on teen sex (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
New history standards still drawing fire (San Antonio Express-News, 4/14/11)
Still no decision on Willingham case (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
Report: Voter ID effort part of coordinated campaign to suppress minority voter turnout (Texas Independent, 4/14/11)
Coalition’s map would add five Latino House seats (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
TX Senators cool to film, F1 incentive funds (Austin American-Statesman, 4/14/11)
Party-switching Pena protected by new TX House map? (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
Commentary: Early state House map looks good for incumbents (Austin American-Statesman,4/14/11)
Video: Rick Perry on higher education (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
TX lawmakers question tax breaks for natural gas (Texas Tribune, 4/14/11)
California begs Texas for job-creating recipe (Bloomberg, 4/14/11)
West Texas lawmakers vow to battle House redistricting plan that diminishes region’s clout(Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 4/14/11)
God enters the immigration debate (Texas Tribune, 4/13/11)
House panel starts grappling with immigration measures (Austin American-Statesman, 4/13/11)
Commentary: Perry’s DC-liaison nominee sees little need for the job (Houston Chronicle, 4/13/11)
Right-to-Life groups are pushing agenda that will lead to more abortions (Texas Observer, 4/13/11)
First TX House redistricting maps presented (Texas Tribune, 4/13/11)
Texas Dem Chair will not seek another term (Texas Tribune, 4/9/11)
Interview: Speaker Joe Straus on the budget and session (Texas Tribune, 4/8/11)
Some cuts to Texas budget actually cost money (Texas Tribune, 4/8/11)
It’s Senate vs. Austerity in fight over budget (Texas Tribune, 4/8/11)
After years of cost cuts, Texas tries to find more (New York Times, 4/8/11)
Hispanics at heart of Texas Redistricting debate (Texas Tribune, 4/8/11)
Texas Forest Service battles fires, budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 4/8/11)
In Texas, furor over proposal for huge state budget cuts (New York Times, 4/8/11)
List of potential revenue sources leaked (BurkaBlog, 4/7/11)
UT controversy over research funding continues (Houston Chronicle, 4/7/11)
Pickens sells water rights to Panhandle authority (Houston Chronicle, 4/7/11)
LEAK: Senate revenue ideas (Empower Texa, 4/7/11)
To some TX House Republicans, family planning = abortion (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
District debate to start (Amarillo Globe-News, 4/7/11)
Senate list of $5.5 billion in revenue proposals leaked (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
TX lawmakers consider creating an Energy Council (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
Finding non-tax revenue, House-style (Houston Chronicle, 4/7/11)
Unexpectedly, lawmaker finds extra money for schools (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
Video: Seliger, Solomons on the politics of redistricting (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
Two new Texas Latino seats in Congress? (Texas Tribune, 4/7/11)
Two messages, one budget in Austin (San Antonio Express-News, 4/7/11)
New teachers struggling in tough market (Austin American-Statesman, 4/6/11)
Fight over Alamo continues in the Capitol (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
Bexar County Democrats’ dueling continues (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
Dueling rallies: cut spending or save programs? (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
Thousands rally in Texas for smaller budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
Conservatives tell Senate to embrace House budget (Austin American-Statesman, 4/6/11)
How far apart are the House and Senate on the budget? Really? (Dallas Morning News, 4/6/11)
Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare (Houston Chronicle, 4/6/11)
Will hospitals be taxed to prop up Medicaid? (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
State, local government look to to curb unfunded mandates (Texas Tribune, 4/6/11)
Senate leaders: Fix state revenue now or pay later (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
Mexican American Leg. Caucus files redistricting lawsuit (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
Cockfighting bill seen as an attack on way of life (Dallas Morning News, 4/5/11)
Panel considers decriminalizing homosexual conduct (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
TX GOP legislators push new voter bills (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
House committee tackles school finance (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
Pitts talks, gently, of adding to Texas budget (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
Study: Health reform’s effects on Texas (Texas Tribune, 4/5/11)
Senate budget chief: long way to go (Austin American-Statesman, 4/4/11)
TX senators look warily at cuts to family planning (Houston Chronicle, 4/4/11)
Measure would let TX legislators carry concealed weapons into bars, churches, schools (Dallas Morning News, 4/4/11)
Lamar Smith, Joe Barton at odds over drawing political map (Politico, 4/4/11)
Texas’ clout in Congress rises along with GOP (Texas Tribune, 4/3/11)
TX State Senators in tricky search for money (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
Freshman lawmakers getting respect now (Houston Chronicle, 4/1/11)
Death penalty drug switch ignites controversy (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
Judge denies death penalty drug challenge (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
Fear of campaign attack ads drives sweep of arts agency’s state money (Dallas Morning News,4/1/11)
House budget debate: ‘Heartless’ vs ‘tough love’ (Houston Chronicle, 4/1/11)
Dems say Rs are whistling past grave fiscal ills – to  2012 collision (Dallas Morning News, 4/1/11)
Commentary: Business want the state spending, but how do they want to pay for it? (BurkaBlog, 4/1/11)
TX insurers drop child-only plans,blame health reform (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
Commentary: A last-minute plea to minimize harm (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
Commentary: Of course we can cut the budget (Texas Tribune, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
How to navigate Texas’ school finance system (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
Texas budget debate has already played out around US (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
Budget debate kicks off: Perry’s funds versus higher ed (Houston Chronicle, 3/31/11)
Sneak attack on Austin’s Public Integrity Unit? (BurkaBlog, 3/31/11)
House closes current budget gap, prepares to take on next (Austin American-Statesman, 3/31/11)
House gives early OK to bills balancing 2011 budget (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
Perry: UT controversy a distraction from its tech potential (Austin American-Statesman, 3/31/11)
House gives preliminary approval to measures attacking shortfall (San Antonio Express-News,3/31/11)
Politics, not just numbers, in budget amendments (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
House lawmakers propose privatizing all state jails (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
Texas Hold ‘Em – the budget battle illustrates differing priorities of whites and minorities (National Journal, 3/31/11)
Guns on campus bill heads to Senate floor (Texas Tribune, 3/31/11)
Lawyers allege Texas illegally obtains death drugs (Texas Tribune, 3/30/11)
Texas House begins budget battle (Austin American-Statesman, 3/30/11)
Job loss report splits lawmakers, lobbyists (Texas Tribune, 3/30/11)
Graphic: The Texas Budget Cycle (Texas Tribune 3/30/11)
GOP lawmaker: TX Health insurance exchange may be dead (Texas Tribune, 3/29/11)
Supporters: Gaming would generate needed revenue (Texas Tribune, 3/29/11)
Casinos likely a bad bet this year (Houston Chronicle, 3/28/11)
On the back-burner, environmental bills come to slow boil (Austin American-Statesman, 3/28/11)
Republican front-runners lose ground; could Perry be the beneficiary? (BurkaBlog, 3/28/11)
Lawmaker has eye on gambling superbill (Austin American Statesman, 3/28/11)
The eyes of Texas are sparkling in the 2010 census (Rasmussen Reports, 3/28/11)
An unexpectedly important bloc on TX budget: freshmen lawmakers (Texas Tribune, 3/28/11)
Inside intelligence: Redistricting will be…(Texas Tribune, 3/28/11)
Budget cuts may cost jobs in Texas (San Antonio Express-News, 3/25/11)
Latino leaders eye redistricting changes (Texas Tribune, 3/25/11)
Research ‘extremely valuable,’ UT Regents tell alumni (Texas Tribune, 3/25/11)
Texas Senate, facing tight budget, hunts for revenue (Texas Tribune, 3/25/11)
UT alumni mobilize to defend research, tenure (Austin American-Statesman, 3/25/11)
Video: Texas House, Senate budget battle looming (Texas Tribune, 3/25/11)
Senate budget gets dose of health care funds (Austin American-Statesman, 3/24/11)
Analysis of Texas House budget divides lawmakers (Texas Tribune, 3/24/11)
Help! Help! There’s a pig in the room! Quick, get some lipstick! (BurkaBlog, 3/24/11)
Some small businesses could lose tax break, legislator says (Austin American-Statesman, 3/24/11)
Senate Finance adds $5.7 billion for public ed (Texas Tribune, 3/24/11)

GOP Chair to Democrats: Let’s not let fight over voter ID drag on (Houston Chronicle, 3/21/11)
Budget cuts would undo prison recidivism reforms (Texas Tribune, 3/13/11)
Thousands protest education cuts at Texas Capitol (Texas Tribune, 3/12/11)
Audio: House Dems advertise against TX budget (Texas Tribune, 3/7/11)
In private meeting, Perry seeks to keep Republicans focused on budget-cutting (Austin American-Statesman, 3/7/11)
Audio: A short history of Texas’ Rainy Day Fund (Texas Tribune, 3/7/11)
Video: The Coming Hispanic Majority (Texas Tribune, 3/7/11)
Dust-up at hearing could cost Perry nominee post on Forensic Commission (Houston Chronicle,3/7/11)
Texas House fighting on familiar ground: The Rules (Texas Tribune, 3/7/11)
Lawmaker urges 4-day school week (Amarillo Globe-News, 3/6/11)
Experts warn education cuts are recipe for failure (San Antonio Express-News, 3/6/11)
Tea party lawmakers agonize over budget (Austin American-Statesman, 3/6/11)
Perry ally winds up federally funded commercialization project after wasting money (Austin American-Statesman, 3/5/11)
Man with checkered financial history profited on private deals while running Emerging Tech Fund(Dallas Morning News, 3/5/11)
TX House budget chief optimistic that rainy-day funds will be tapped (Dallas Morning News, 3/3/11)
Video: Protesters block Texas Governor’s office (Texas Tribune, 3/1/11)
GOP state senator: Make cuts, but raise taxes, too (Texas Tribune, 3/1/11)
For Republicans, the hazards of red meat (Texas Tribune, 2/28/11)
State Rep. Leo Berman leads charge from right (Texas Tribune, 2/28/11)
Texas Hispanic lawmakers spar over race, education (Texas Tribune, 2/28/11)
Are Texas Hispanics up for grabs to the GOP? (Texas Tribune, 2/28/11)
GOP lawmaker urges using $4.3 billion of rainy day fund (Dallas Morning News, 2/28/11)
No easy answers for deep budget cuts in education (Austin American-Statesman, 2/27/11)
Perry finishes 11th in Tea Party Patriots straw poll (Houston Chronicle, 2/27/11)
In latest census, Dallas sees paltry growth (Texas Tribune, 2/27/11)
Perry blocks some journalists from following him on Twitter (Dallas Morning News, 2/27/11)
Gov. Perry: ‘United in sending one clear and simple message to Washington: Enough’ (LA Times,2/25/11)
Demographics: Education cuts would further dash family incomes (El Paso Times, 2/25/11)
Do Texas schools spend too much on administration? (Texas Tribune, 2/25/11)
In Texas, gambling’s odds have improved (Texas Tribune, 2/25/11)
Perry reluctant to back Walker’s plan (Politico, 2/25/11)
Mental health cuts would strain local Texas jails (Texas Tribune, 2/25/11)
Video: Perry, MD Gov. O’Malley square off at NGA meeting (Texas Tribune, 2/25/11)
Experts see bleak future if education is slashed (San Antonio Express-News, 2/24/11)
UT/TT Poll: Texans want tough immigration laws (Texas Tribune, 2/24/11)
Bill: Hire an illegal, go to jail – but maids are OK (Texas Tribune, 2/24/11)
TX Senate OKs call for federal balanced budget (Austin American-Statesman, 2/23/11)
Texplainer: Can Wisconsin happen here? (Texas Tribune, 2/23/11)
Texas Education Agency layoffs begin (Austin American-Statesman, 2/23/11)
UT/TT Poll: Texans are ready to the roll the dice on gambling (Texas Tribune, 2/23/11)
Chief Justice urges lawmakers to remember the neediest (Texas Tribune, 2/23/11)
How do you solve a problem like the SBOE? (Texas Independent, 2/23/11)
San Antonio as state’s number 2 city is misleading (San Antonio Express-News, 2/22/11)
Hidalgo County could contest 2010 Census results (The Monitor, 2/22/11)
As new tests loom for students, money for textbooks nonexistent (Austin American-Statesman,2/22/11)
Houston school district can’t rule out raising taxes (Houston Chronicle, 2/22/11)
Ethics bill takes aim at double-dipping in TX legislature (Houston Chronicle, 2/22/11)
Hundreds of Texans protest proposed immigration bills (Texas Tribune, 2/22/11)
Youth advocates worry cuts will put more in prison (Texas Tribune, 2/22/11)
UT/TT Poll: Immigration, border security top issues for Texas voters (Texas Tribune, 2/22/11)
Editorial: Gun safety, Texas-style (LA Times, 2/22/11)
More Hispanics check ‘white’ on Census (El Paso Times, 2/21/11)
Minorities drove Texas growth, Census shows (Texas Tribune, 2/18/11)
Big budget crisis? Hey, it’s party time in Austin (Dallas Morning News, 2/18/11)
Texas seeks Medicaid waiver, but prognosis is poor (Texas Tribune, 2/18/11)
Will immigration laws silence crime victims? (Texas Tribune, 2/17/11)
Population ‘tipping point’ closer in Texas, as Hispanics near parity with whites (New York Times,2/17/11)
TX AG releases opinions  barring state aid from Planned Parenthood (Texas Tribune, 2/17/11)
Perry’s call for $10K bachelor’s degrees stumps educators (Austin American-Statesman, 2/11/11)
Perry calls federal government a ‘monster’ harming states (Dallas Morning News, 2/11/11)
Texas Redistricting lawsuit: Count citizens only (Texas Tribune, 2/11/11)
Community colleges uneasy as ax hangs over benefits (Texas Tribune, 2/11/11)
Bill would prevent immigration inquiry by officer (Texas Tribune, 2/11/11)
Perry at CPAC: Local government governs best (Texas Tribune, 2/11/11)
Gov. Perry’s symbolic cuts and his real ones (Texas Tribune, 2/11/11)
Senate committee moves abortion sonogram bill forward (Austin American-Statesman, 2/10/11)
Commentary: Proposals show fat-trimming alone won’t balance the budget (Austin American-Statesman, 2/9/11)
TX Democrats blame Republicans for budget blues (Texas Tribune, 2/9/11)
Perry calls budget concerns overblown (Houston Chronicle, 2/8/11)
Editorial: It’s gotten messy in Texas (LA Times, 2/8/11)
Perry to push TX colleges to offer $10,000 degree (Texas Tribune, 2/8/11)
In State of State, Perry touts Texas, downplays looming shortfall (Austin American-Statesman,2/8/11)
TX Democrats accuse Perry of “Ponzi Scheme” (Texas Tribune, 2/8/11)
Perry: Don’t drain rainy day fund (Texas Tribune, 2/8/11)
Texas is raising taxes for employers (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 2/7/11)
Rick Perry’s agenda may signal run for WH (Politico, 2/7/11)
Texas to probe rolling blackouts (Wall Street Journal, 2/7/11)
TX Budget battle: Start by casting aside wishful thinking (Texas Tribune, 2/7/11)
TX Budget Battle: Most sensible solution is reduced spending (Texas Tribune, 2/7/11)
TX Budget Battle: No time to be penny-wise, pound foolish (Texas Tribune, 2/7/11)
Frigid El Paso limiting water use to drinking only (Houston Chronicle, 2/6/11)
Senate panel to consider sonogram bill (Austin American-Statesman, 2/6/11)
Perry has chance to outline agenda in State of State speech (Austin American-Statesman, 2/5/11)
White House upset at blackout claims (Politico, 2/4/11)
Audio: An interview with the CEO of the Texas grid (Texas Tribune, 2/4/11)
The rolling chain of events behind Texas blackouts (Texas Tribune, 2/3/11)
No pay cuts for Texas’ top govt executives (Bloomberg, 2/4/11)
Texas won’t secede — but it won’t shut up, either (Texas Tribune, 2/4/11)
‘The Daily Show’ does the Speaker’s race (Texas Tribune, 2/4/11)
Power outages unlikely, but not impossible (Houston Chronicle, 2/4/11)
Perry likely to weather any dustup over CA travel (San Antonio Express-News, 2/3/11)
Perry in CA during winter storm (Austin American-Statesman, 2/3/11)
It’s sunny California for Perry (San Antonio Express-News, 2/3/11)
Democrats assail Perry’s trip during outage (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 2/3/11)
Eminent domain bill sent to full Senate (Austin American-Statesman, 2/3/11)
The rolling chain of events behind Texas blackouts (Texas Tribune, 2/3/11)
Athletics: Where budget balancers fear to tread? (Texas Tribune, 2/3/11)
Perry to headline KY GOP dinner in April (cn|2 Politics, 2/3/11)
Perry heads to CPAC next week to deliver keynote address (Dallas Morning News, 2/2/11)
Perry appointment raises questions about political payback (Austin American-Statesman, 2/2/11)
Health care advocates offer emotional pleas over cuts (Texas Tribune, 2/2/11)
Are health care payment reform, TX budget in conflict? (Texas Tribune, 2/2/11)
Hispanic Republicans try to tone down immigration talk (Houston Chronicle, 2/2/11)
An appeal made to Texas business for new taxes (BurkaBlog, 2/1/11)
Texas’ budget challenges could persist beyond 2011 (Austin American-Statesman, 2/1/11)
Few obstacles face voter ID in the Legislature (Texas Tribune, 2/1/11)
Budget cuts threaten UT’s ‘first class’ status, officials say (Austin American-Statesman, 2/1/11)
TX Senators uneasy about new Capitol security measures (Austin American-Statesman, 2/1/11)
Economic development money in Legislature’s cross hairs (Austin American-Statesman, 1/31/11)
As state fights health care reform, some seek to implement it (Texas Tribune, 1/31/11)
Perry says Sanctuary Cities issue misinterpreted (Texas Tribune, 1/31/11)
Superintendents: New budget comes at kids’ expense (Texas Tribune, 1/31/11)
School administrators call on Legislature to prioritize public education (Austin American-Statesman,1/31/11)
AT&T spends $18K buying Rick Perry’s book (Dallas Morning News, 1/31/11)
Texas’ proposed budget cuts frustrate senators in both parties (Dallas Morning News, 1/31/11)

Lone Star rising, again (National Journal, 1/30/11)
Is it raining yet? Even some Republicans think it might be (San Antonio Express-News, 1/30/11)
Texas on road to highway crisis (San Antonio Express-News, 1/29/11)
Audio: Business leaders sound alarm about education cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/28/11)
Perry defends fast-tracking Tea Party issues (Dallas Morning News, 1/27/11)
TX lawmakers file far-ranging immigration bills (Texas Tribune, 1/27/11)
TX GOP lawmakers push for free-market health care reforms; federal rules place straitjacket on changes (Texas Watchdog, 1/27/11)
Voter ID expected to slow when it reaches the House (Austin American-Statesman, 1/27/11)
State budget cuts may mean hundreds of nursing homes close, industry warns (Dallas Morning News, 1/27/11)
Probe into lawmakers’ expenses reportedly widens (Houston Chronicle, 1/27/11)
Eight TX congressional Dems protest Perry’s voter ID plan (Houston Chronicle, 1/26/11)
Faith-based groups brace for brutal budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/26/11)
Perry defends fast-tracked items, says lawmakers can multi-task (Dallas Morning News, 1/25/11)
Senate budget proposal would cut $28.8 billion (Texas Tribune, 1/24/11)
The budget proposals  - more a political call to arms than a budget blueprint (Texas Tribune,1/24/11)
What should districts do with empty schools? (Texas Tribune, 1/24/11)
Gov wants abortion sonogram bill on fast track (Houston Chronicle, 1/23/11)
What would veteran lawmakers do to close budget gap ? (Dallas Morning News, 1/22/11)
Perry names another fast-track issue: pre-abortion sonograms (Austin American-Statesman, 1/22/11)
Poll shows Obama, Perry tied in TX in ‘12 hypothetical (Texas Tribune, 1/22/11)
Perry, Dewhurst talking like federal candidates (Texas Tribune, 1/21/11)
NY TIMES: Room for debate ~ What’s the matter with Texas? (New York Times, 1/21/11)
SCOTUS to decide if states can cut Medicaid rates (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
Audio: Despite budget woes, Capitol expansion in the works (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
TX lawmakers begin spirited debate over budget (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
Candidates, committees spent $180 million in 2010 (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
University Chancellors brace for budget cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
Voter ID gains momentum from Perry, Dewhurst (Austin American-Statesman, 1/20/11)
Perry declares more emergency items, including voter ID (Texas Tribune, 1/20/11)
2011 Texas inaugural highlights (Texas Tribune, 1/19/11)
Spartan budget plan calls for broad cuts (Austin American-Statesman, 1/19/11)
The 82nd Legislature: Painful cuts even have GOP howling (Houston Chronicle, 1/19/11)
New State Board of Education a lot like old board (Austin American-Statesman, 1/19/11)
Bipartisan critics blast approach to community college cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/19/11)
Perry replaces technology fund advisor who was subject of Rangers investigation (Dallas Morning News, 1/19/11)
TX House budget proposes sweeping cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/19/11)
Texans not hot on Rick Perry White House run (Politico, 1/19/11)
As Republicans party, Democrats lament and ponder challenges in reversing GOP domination(Dallas Morning News, 1/18/11)
Thousands of job cuts may be just the beginning (Texas Tribune, 1/18/11)
On eve of inaugural, Perry gets back to basics – the Border and the Feds (Texas Tribune, 1/18/11)
Some in GOP deny Texas budget in real trouble (Houston Chronicle, 1/17/11)
Perry camp denies they’re polling outside Texas (Politico, 1/17/11)
Another Texan running for president? Perry as the GOP dark horse (National Review, 1/17/11)
Perry calls for ban on sanctuary cities in Texas (Texas Tribune, 1/17/11)
Bill would let Texans comparison shop for health insurance (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 1/15/11)
Behind the scenes on the speaker vote (Texas Monthly, 1/14/11)
Getting serious about open government (Texas Monthly, 1/14/11)
Early word from Tea Party: thumbs down on Dewhurst for Senate (Dallas Morning News, 1/14/11)
Video: Appropriations Chair warns of state employee cuts (Texas Tribune, 1/13/11)
More top state officials getting bodyguards (Austin American-Statesman, 1/13/11)
Texas budget proposals call for thousands of job cuts (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 1/13/11)
TX Youth Commission officials get pay raises (Austin American-Statesman, 1/13/11)
Hutchison announces her retirement (Texas Tribune, 1/13/11)
No new taxes – but maybe a revision, TX GOP leaders say (Dallas Morning News, 1/13/11)
For Democrats, a Texas-sized challenge (New York Times, 1/13/11)
GOP leaders say state budget can be balanced without tax hike (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 1/12/11)
Perry’s travels to keep him on national GOP stage (Houston Chronicle, 1/12/11)
Lawmakers suggest slew of changes to state agencies (San Antonio Express-News, 1/12/11)
Court permanently halts death penalty hearing in Houston (Houston Chronicle, 1/12/11)
Sunset suggests leaner Railroad Commission, name change (Texas Tribune, 1/12/11)
Court denies TX request to halt greenhouse gas permitting (Texas Tribune, 1/12/11)
Sunset says TYC and TJPC should consolidate (Texas Tribune, 1/12/11)
Perry makes eliminating ’sanctuary cities’ a top priority (Texas Tribune, 1/12/11)
Lawmakers react quickly, predictably, to Perry over immigration issues (Texas Tribune, 1/11/11)
Republicans meet to choose a Speaker (Texas Tribune, 1/10/11)
All eyes on nation’s reddest state this session (Houston Chronicle, 1/10/11)
Insiders on the Next Speaker and Running the House (Texas Tribune, 1/10/11)
Medina: Straus preferable to “iron fist” leadership (Texas Tribune, 1/10/11)
TX Legislature convenes, facing hard choices (Texas Tribune, 1/9/11)
Poll: Party swaps have voters seeing red (Houston Chronicle, 1/9/11)
TX House speaker not conservative enough for Tea Party (LA Times, 1/9/11)
Tea Party state senator takes sides in Speaker contest (Texas Tribune, 1/7/11)
Advocates: Immigration legislation would devastate Texas (Austin American-Statesman, 1/7/11)
Ethics allegations against Straus ‘absolutely’ meant to impact speaker’s race (Texas Independent,1/6/11)
House speaker Straus hit with ethics complaints (Houston Chronicle, 1/6/11)
Opinion: Texas Omen (New York Times, 1/6/11)
Unlikely groups ally to oppose immigration laws (Texas Tribune, 1/6/11)
Texas sheriffs watching immigration bills closely (Houston Chronicle, 1/6/11)
Hutchison’s silence has ‘em talking (Politico, 1/6/11)
Panel: TX Transportation Dept needs new leadership (Dallas Morning News, 1/6/11)
A quasi-debate between the speaker candidates (Texas Tribune, 1/6/11)
Estimating how much Texas will collect is a dark art (Texas Tribune, 1/6/11)
Commentary: Legislative session brings new chance to debate state’s priorities (Austin American-Statesman, 1/5/11)
Texas third in tally of botched federal earmarks (Texas Watchdog, 1/5/11)
Straus now faces ethics complaints (San Antonio Express-News, 1/5/11)
Straus edges closer to winning Speaker race (Dallas Morning News, 1/5/11)
Study: Texas not likely to enact AZ-style immigration law (Houston Chronicle, 1/5/11)
Coalition urges lawmakers to consider savings, taxes (Texas Tribune, 1/5/11)
GOP state senator files tentative redistricting proposals (Texas Independent, 1/4/11)
Some support sales tax increase to plug budget hole (Texas Tribune, 1/4/11)
Key education mandates could be cut to save money (Texas Tribune, 1/4/11)
Non-Texans take interest in House speaker’s race (Austin American-Statesman, 1/4/11)
EPA ordered to wait on taking over Texas’ greenhouse gas permitting (New York Times, 1/3/11)
Questions that will be answered in 2011 (Texas Tribune, 1/3/11)
Temporary sales tax increase on the horizon? (Houston Chronicle, 1/2/11)
Unclear state laws hammer corporate campaign spending in Texas (Austin American Statesman,1/2/11)
Ohio’s exodus to Texas is Lone Star State’s gain (Dallas Morning News, 1/2/11)
Former Speaker: Don’t take the speaker race to caucus (Texas Tribune, 1/2/11)
Speaker’s race – any votes moving in Tea Party tempest? (Dallas Morning News, 1/2/11)

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