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Sunday, May 4th, 2014

In Texas, Obamacare enrollment spiked before deadline

Texas enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace more than doubled in the month leading up to the deadline, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Fight over payday loans, from capitol to campaign trail

In Texas, where payday and auto-title lending is a $4-billion-a-year industry with some 3,500 businesses, there are no limits on fees or loan sizes. Texans take out larger loans and pay higher fees than consumers in the...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Much at stake as LCRA chooses new leader

To understand the level of crisis facing the Lower Colorado River Authority, look no further than the three-page job description the agency has drafted in its search for a new general manager.

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Report: Obamacare to raise premiums in Texas

The Affordable Care Act will increase the average cost of insurance premiums, making health care less affordable for those Texans on whom the system financially depends, according to a report from a conservative think tank.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare costs

Prison reforms may result in better conditions for inmates, but those improvements come at the expense of welfare cash assistance and other government relief for the needy, according to a study released this month by Rice University...

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Comptrollers estimates available revenue

The state will collect $77.3 billion in general revenue during the next two-year budget cycle, Comptroller Susan Combs said this morning. The comptroller estimated the Rainy Day Fund will have $9.4 billion in it at the end...

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Medina speaks at Texas State

The Republican primary race for Governor of Texas made a quick stop, albeit a quiet stop, last Thursday at Texas State, where candidate Debra Medina (R-Wharton) spoke for state sovereignty, an end to property taxes and an...

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