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Texas Auditor Criticizes Program Run By Schools

State Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they’re being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.

11/21/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Boost State Spending

The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.

03/31/2013

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A Million Texas Children Remain Without Insurance

More than a million Texas children remain without health insurance, and those kids are not getting the care they need.

04/08/2012

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Texas Legislature Passes Budget That Cuts Billions

The Texas Legislature has passed along largely party lines a state budget that cuts billions from public schools, state universities and health care.

05/28/2011