Wade Goodwyn

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Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Monday, January 22, 2018

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.


Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.


Houston Mayor Says Parts Of The City Will Have High Water For Weeks

Friday, September 01, 2017

Houston's mayor says many homes will remain flooded for the next 10 to 15 days as the city turns its attention to getting back to work and cleaning up. The area's oil refineries are also working to get back to capacity.


Remnants Of Harvey Continue To Wreak Havoc In Texas

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvey is still creating new crises on the ground as chemical fires erupt at a plant outside Houston and the city of Beaumont, Texas, loses its water supply.


Rescue Operations Continue In Houston As Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Despite a letup in rain, flooding and rescues continue apace in Houston. Meanwhile, tropical storm Harvey is moving east, with conditions getting worse in Port Arthur, Texas, and southwest Louisiana.


Parts Of Houston Record More Than 3 Feet Of Rain As Harvey Flooding Continues

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Several places in Houston have now recorded more than three feet of rain as the city and surrounding areas struggle through another day of dangerous floods. There are ongoing search and rescue missions and increasing concerns about levees and reservoirs.


Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Efforts to pass a so-called "bathroom bill" in Texas died when the legislature adjourned a special session on Tuesday. But proponents haven't given up hope, amid talk of another special session to deal with the issue.


Texas Measure Would Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortions

Friday, August 11, 2017

The legislature passed the measure in a special session. Women would be required to pay a separate insurance premium to get coverage for an abortion that isn't an emergency.


Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

Monday, July 24, 2017

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under federal supervision under the Voting Rights Act, throw some uncertainty into 2018 races and put other states like North Carolina on notice they may follow in Texas' footsteps.


Federal Court Considers Changing Texas Political Boundaries

Monday, July 10, 2017

A three-judge panel begins a weeklong trial Monday over whether Texas's political maps discriminate against minorities. If so, the state could be forced to redistrict before the 2018 election.


'Shame On Ted': Health Care Protests Greet Ted Cruz In Texas

Thursday, July 06, 2017

At a veterans event Wednesday night, about 150 protesters showed up to oppose the Senate's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Amid Russia Investigation, Many Texas Republicans Lose Faith In The FBI

Thursday, June 29, 2017

As President Trump lashes out at the FBI, GOP voters' attitudes toward the FBI appear to be growing more negative. A poll shows 35 percent of Texas' GOP voters have an unfavorable view of the agency.


San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments from local leaders in Texas asking for an injunction against the state's new immigration enforcement law meant to crack down on sanctuary cities. The Trump administration is siding with Texas.


The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The choir, composed entirely of singers who are homeless, performs Wednesday at the hallowed New York venue alongside composer and pianist Jake Heggie and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.


Texas Town 'Balances' Confederate Statue With One Of Lawyer Who Fought KKK

Monday, June 05, 2017

As cities grapple with whether to remove Confederate statues, Georgetown, Texas, debates two controversial statues. One is viewed by many as a tribute to a man who fought the Ku Klux Klan.


Alt-Right, White Nationalist, Free Speech: The Far Right's Language Explained

Sunday, June 04, 2017

A number of labels involving the far right have been tossed about once again after a stabbing in Portland. Here's what those labels mean.


Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.


Texas Wants To Set Its Own Rules For Federal Family Planning Funds

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In 2011, Texas gave up millions in federal Medicaid funding so it could exclude Planned Parenthood, which counts abortion among the procedures it provides, from its women's health program.


In Austin, Texas, Republican Lawmakers Promote State Governing Power

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Texas lawmakers have long thought it was better for local municipalities to govern themselves rather than having the state or the federal government jumping in. But now Texas Republican leaders in Austin have begun to contend both in legislation and in speeches, that in many instances, the state knows best.


In Texas, Officials Probe Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teenager

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Authorities in Balch Springs, Texas, are facing calls to charge the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager Saturday night. The officer is on leave.