Take an issue that's full of sometimes-complicated details like Texas public school finance, throw in an element of urgency like the need for better transportation solutions in Dallas-Fort Worth, add a healthy helping of local interest spiced with some controversy and you have the perfect assignment for Mike Norman to examine in depth. Mike is the newspaper's editorial director.
| |Thursday, May. 16, 2013
Most bills arent marquee material, and working on them is tedious.
| |Friday, May. 10, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry threatens a special session unless lawmakers agree to tax cuts and funding for water infrastructure.
| |Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013
A McKinney lawmaker sparked a move in the House to get rid of the Texas lottery. Be careful what you ask for.
| |Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013
With May 11 city and school board elections coming up, some voters might go for new faces.
| |Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013
A task force shows the Fort Worth City Council a way to provide public money for the arts, and where to find it.
| |Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013
The Senate Education Committee chairman calls for a Texas Opportunity Scholarship Program.'
| |Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
Environmentalists and energy companies duel on gas drilling but devise standards to unite on.
| |Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013
Subtle differences in language and approach show Medicaid expansion is possible in Texas.
| |Thursday, Mar. 07, 2013
Leap of faith not warranted with key elements of financing missing.
| |Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
No elected officials in Washington can escape blame for day of shame.