Texas

Ted Cruz
3:44 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Ted Cruz Criticizes 'Net Neutrality' In Austin

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On Friday U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the Capital Factory, a startup business incubator in Austin, to make a speech opposing net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the Internet.” Last week President Obama called for more regulation of Internet service providers to prevent them from providing preferential access to some companies. Cruz argued that regulating the Internet will still end up favoring large companies with armies of lobbyists.

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Health
12:03 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Texas Launches Health Site For Low-Income Women

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Today Texas lawmakers unveiled a new website designed to connect women with health services around the state. Lawmakers say that in the past, accessing these programs wasn’t easy.


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Election 2014
4:41 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Abbott, GOP Sweep Texas Statewide Elections

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Texas attorney general Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, ushering in a new wave of Republican leadership across the state. Abbott won yesterday’s election by a margin of 20 percentage points over Democratic candidate Wendy Davis.


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Texas Politics
5:38 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

As Democrats Trail in Statewide Polls, Few Surprises Expected

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Election day is next Tuesday and several Texas statewide offices are on the ballot. With Democrats trailing in the polls, there don't appear to be any hotly contested races.


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Higher Education
7:08 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

TSTC's Funding Change And The Demand For Technical Workers

Ryland Barton

Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who’ve been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skill sets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.


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