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Texas Voting Chief Who Led Botched Voter Purge Resigns
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.
After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting
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.
Texas Lawmakers Consider Stiff Penalties For Voting Crimes
Friday, April 05, 2019
A voting bill making its way through the Texas legislature would impose stiff criminal penalties for election-related crimes. Voting rights experts worry the bill would criminalize honest mistakes.
Texas Sharpens Aim At Surprise Medical Bills In Bipartisan Proposal
Friday, March 01, 2019
Legislation introduced in Texas this week would force the state's health care providers and health insurers to mediate payment disputes before they send bills to patients.
Texans Can Appeal Surprise Medical Bills, But The Process Can Be Draining
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
In Texas many people have a right to mediation of medical bills. But the concept can be off-putting, and patients often think they need a lawyer, which isn't the case.
Texas Officials Begin Walking Back Allegations About Noncitizen Voters
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Just a few days after alleging nearly 100,000 Texas voters may not be citizens, officials now concede their list may not have been accurate.
Voting Rights Groups Push Back On Texas Plan To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls
Monday, January 28, 2019
Texas officials say that nearly 100,000 non-citizens may be on the state's voter rolls. Voting rights groups say the list is misleading and the motivations behind a roll purge are largely political.
Fear Of Deportation Or Green Card Denial Deters Some Parents From Getting Kids Care
Saturday, January 26, 2019
A Texas girl needs autism treatment, but her immigrant mother is afraid of turning to Medicaid. As more U.S. children go without health coverage, border watchers partly blame politics of intimidation.
Judge Who Invalidated Obamacare Has Been A 'Go-To Judge' For Republicans, Critics Say
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Court watchers weren't shocked when Reed O'Connor, a U.S. district judge in Texas, ruled the Affordable Care Act invalid. Critics say he usually sides with Republicans on ideological cases.
In Texas, Some Republicans Say The Party Needs To Embrace Latino Voters
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Republicans still hold every statewide position in Texas. But some of the victory margins this year were so slim that it's making the Texas Republicans more nervous than they've been in a long time.
Old Voting Machines Confuse Some Texans During Midterm Election
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Election officials in Texas say voters need to be patient with the aging voter machines which, at times, are tripping up some voters used to newer technology.
Ahead Of The 2018 Election, Texas AG Ramps Up Voter Fraud Prosecutions
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charging a record number of people with so-called "voter fraud" in the state, which is something voting experts say is extremely rare.
Texas Senate Race Is In The Spotlight With The 1st Of 3 Debates
Friday, September 21, 2018
Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to end a 24-year Republican streak in the state. He will meet Friday night for the first of three debates against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters
Friday, September 21, 2018
To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.
Beto O'Rourke Needs To Mobilize Latino Voters If He Wants To Win Texas Senate Race
Thursday, September 20, 2018
This year's Texas Senate race is unexpectedly competitive. But to win, Democrat Beto O'Rourke likely needs to turn out Latinos who have not traditionally voted.
Federal Judge In Fort Worth Hears Latest Challenge To The Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Oral arguments got underway Wednesday in Texas v. United States, the lawsuit brought by 20 GOP state attorneys general versus the federal government.
Elderly Mexican Parents See Their Children In The U.S. For The First Time In Decades
Saturday, August 25, 2018
A program started by a Mexican state has been reunifying elderly parents with their children living illegally in the U.S. Recently more than 30 families were reunited near Austin.
Some States Say Federal Grants Aren't Enough To Secure Voting Systems
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
States across the country are in the process of receiving grants from the federal government to secure their voting systems. But local election officials worry the money won't be enough to make systems safer for the next election.
Local Officials Call Federal Election Funds 'A 10-Cent Solution To A $25 Problem'
Saturday, August 04, 2018
States across the country are in the process of getting money from the federal government for election security. But local officials worry it isn't enough to make systems safer for the next election.
After Supreme Court Punts On Gerrymandering, Democrats Make It A Campaign Issue
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Democrats around the country are mobilizing around the issue of gerrymandering. But whether it's enough to excite voters who often sit out midterm elections is another question.