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, Jun. 20, 2013
The First Amendment gives news gatherers broad protection from an intrusive government.
| |Thursday, Jun. 13, 2013
The states rainy day fund is bulging with money from increased activity in the oil patch.
| |Friday, Jun. 07, 2013
Legislative changes call for a new hearing, but it will be complicated.
| |Thursday, May. 30, 2013
Be prepared is just as good a motto for lawmakers as it is for Boy Scouts.
| |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.'