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.
| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014
The hot-button issue presents different challenges to the Texas political figures.
| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014
A judge protects Open Carry’s gun-rights demonstrations at the intersections of streets in Arlington.
| |Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014
Congress will act on the Highway Trust Fund, but oddly.
| |Friday, Jul. 04, 2014
Supreme Court struck down a key protection in federal law last year.
| |Friday, Jun. 06, 2014
Misspending $83.5 million of the state’s money wasn’t his fault, but now it’s his problem.
| |Thursday, May. 29, 2014
The president’s announcement on power plant emissions is expected Monday.
| |Thursday, May. 22, 2014
At the top of my list: how to pay for better public transit.
| |Thursday, May. 08, 2014
The fight over two gates at Dallas’ airport is not the last one.
| |Friday, May. 02, 2014
I wrote a few weeks back about talk of possible changes ahead for the state and local sales tax in Texas, and now I’ve been reminded of a 2012 study that details how difficult one of those changes would be.
It’s an idea that has surfaced in the race for state comptroller. The Republican nominee, state Sen. Glenn Hegar from Katy, has suggested that the state abolish the $40 billion a year brought in by local property taxes and replace that revenue by revising and increasing the sales tax.
| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
The state is looking for trouble with an unfunded mandate.