TribCast: Tax Returns, Attorneys General and Drones - Reeve, Emily, Ayan and Ross chat about Wendy Davis’ tax returns, the Republican candidates to be the state’s next attorney general, drone deliveries and the future of the filibuster.
TribCast: Campaigns, Education and a Forgotten Gun - Reeve, Morgan, Ben and Evan give an update on who is officially on and off the statewide Democratic ticket, review the latest from the State Board of Education, and mull the significance of a lawmaker’s forgotten weapon.
TribCast: Van de Putte and the Young Conservatives - Reeve, Emily, Ross and Evan talk about the anticipated entry of state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, into the lietuenant governor’s race and the recent uproar over a planned and quickly canceled game of “catch an illegal immigrant.”
TribCast: Abbott’s Ethics Proposals, Double Down and UT - Reeve, Brandi, Evan and Ross talk about the latest policy proposals from gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, revelations in the recently released book Double Down, and the latest drama involving the University of Texas at Austin. You can also listen here: trib.it/19kIXtK
TribCast Plus: University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll - Jim, Daron, and Josh join Reeve for a special edition of the TribCast focusing on the latest numbers in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll on the gubernatorial race, Ted Cruz, health care, immigration reform and more.
TribCast: Elections, Polling Numbers and Abortion Laws - Reeve, Ross, Ben and Emily review the results of the recent election, ponder the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, and discuss the latest developments in the state’s implementation of new abortion laws. You can also listen here: http://trib.it/1hjzNaU
Join us for coffee and conversation with Todd Staples, the agriculture commissioner of Texas and a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014 on Halloween - 10/31.
Details and RSVP: http://trib.it/17NBAdH
M. Smith on wasted private tutoring efforts, Satija on government protection for the lesser prairie chicken, Root finds a new nest of Democratic trial lawyers, Malewitz finds a border skirmish featuring mollusks, Hamilton with the latest on politics at the University of Texas, Batheja on the link between vehicle traffic and bond ratings, Aguilar finds some promise in a juvenile justice program in Eagle Pass, Aaronson covers the court fight over new abortion regulations: Ross Ramsey with the best of our best for the week of October 21 to 25, 2013.
Texas regulators signaled Friday that they would pursue a major overhaul of the wholesale electricity market in hopes of ensuring the long-term reliability of the state’s electric grid.
At a meeting that turned testy, the Public Utility Commission voted 2-1 to mandate an electrical “reserve margin,” which is backup capacity that grid operators could tap if consumption in power-thirsty Texas soars above expectations.
Jim Malewitz reports:
At the Trib’s October 17 symposium on transportation at Southern Methodist University, Aman Batheja sat down with Ted Houghton, chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, and Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.