Ashley Lopez appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Nearly 700,000 Texans have lost health insurance during the pandemic, and the state already had more uninsured people than any other. Many Texans with COVID-19 symptoms hesitate to seek treatment.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Texas has the most uninsured people in the U.S. – close to 20% of its population. They face a lot of unknowns about how to get and pay for health care if infected. Texas hospitals are affected, too.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are under pressure to do something as coronavirus cases rapidly rise. We check in with reporters in those states to see if policies are being modified.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Thousands of people were scheduled to become U.S. citizens in the last few months and hoped to vote in the presidential election. But naturalization ceremonies have been suspended due to the pandemic.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
An estimated 860,000 people were set to become citizens this year — with many also expected to become first-time voters. But the pandemic has put a temporary halt to naturalization ceremonies.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Texas has one of the strictest vote-by-mail programs in the country. Democrats have sued, saying such rules don't work during a public health emergency.
Monday, March 02, 2020
For Texas Democrats, the state's Super Tuesday primary could help define the shape of a party that's on the rise after more than two decades of being shut out of power.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A wave of newcomers is transforming the Texas political map, potentially making the state more competitive for Democrats. Will Texas Democrats remain as moderate as they historically have been?
Monday, February 10, 2020
Texas is growing but whether the 2020 census depicts that depends on how well the count goes. For political reasons, state leaders did not prioritize the effort and some worry that could backfire.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
A new Texas law that makes it harder to open polling places on college campuses is being challenged in court as young voters become more politically active in the state.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Texas will enact a law on Jan. 1 to prevent consumers from getting hit with surprise medical bills. The law survived last-minute efforts to write rules that would have gutted it.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Texas passed a bipartisan law against surprise medical billing, but advocates warn that a proposed rule could severely weaken it, continuing to allow surprise bills in many situations.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Despite the fact that the state has experienced massive population growth in the past decade, officials in Texas have decided not to allocate money or make statewide plans for the upcoming census.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Texas is the latest state to pass a law to shield patients from surprise medical bills. These bills are often sent to patients who unintentionally go out of network, sometimes in emergencies.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Secretary of State David Whitley was behind an effort to remove alleged noncitizens from the state's voter rolls. He resigned Monday as the Texas Legislature's session came to a close.
Monday, April 22, 2019
After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.