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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 23, 2023 07:33 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Legislators should use $33 billion surplus to meet state needs Property tax cuts helpful to many, but state has other needs, too As public policy dilemmas go, it’s not a bad one to have. ...

States banking big bucks as Fed attempts to fight inflation

Dec. 27, 2022 13:31 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State governments emerging from the coronavirus pandemic built historic cash surpluses as inflation in prices and wages drove up sales and income tax collections. Now many states are reaping another reward: banking millions of dollars off those surpluses...

US border cities strained ahead of expected migrant surge

Dec. 18, 2022 20:22 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Along the U.S. southern border, two cities — El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico — prepared Sunday for a surge of as many as 5,000 new migrants a day as pandemic-era immigration restrictions expire this week, setting in motion plans for emergency housing, food...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Abbott’s big flip-flop on fentanyl could save lives Decriminalizing the potentially life-saving strips is needed but why did it take so long? For too long, many believed that fentanyl wasn’t a Texas...

De La Cruz wins US House seat; Cuellar, Gonzalez reelected

Nov. 09, 2022 02:07 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Border Democrats in Texas held the line in two key House races on Tuesday night, but Republicans didn't come away empty handed, gaining one seat after an aggressive play to remake the U.S.-Mexico border into a midterm battleground. The lone GOP victory in South...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 07, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 6, 2022. Editorial: On Election Day, vote for candidates who respect democracy Texas has more election deniers on the ballot than any other state, according to the FiveThirtyEight website As you cast your ballot for...