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Brandon Creighton
Lois Kolkhorst
Jose Menendez
Charles Perry
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Push to Shift or Shutter the PIU
Spans the Past Three Decades
Democrats slashed funding twice before GOP made crusade biennial Capitol endeavor.

PIU May Survive Biennial Punch
with GOP No Longer in Unison
Public corruption unit may get tenth reprieve in three decades as Senate measure stalls.

Abbott Faces First Major Crisis
with Health Agency Revelations
Honeymoon period comes to abrupt end amid dilemma on Janek future as HHSC boss.

Abbott Gives Walker Schooling
on Avoiding Immigration Trap

Texas House Tax Cut Plan Hint
Sparks Speculation on Bluffing

Serenity Prevails as Senators
Endorse Record Tax Cut Plan

Patrick and Bush Could Have
Top Special Senate Race Odds

United Committee Vote Doesn't
Ensure Smooth Budget Sailing

Perry and Cruz Face Intense
Competition for Texas Cash

Dems Salivating on Prospects
for Ted Cruz as GOP Nominee

Ted Cruz Fundraiser Hosts List
Features Former Perry Backers

Cruz Campaign Alliance Value
Would Fall with Stumble in 2016

Campus Gun Push No Longer
Bipartisan Duel in State Senate

Hailey's Comment: House Budget Battle Could Spawn Strange Bedfellows
Votes on texts behind wheel and other moves may be signs of improbable alliance potential for spending fight.


Leadership Shakeup
Fuels Shift at Capitol
with Tea Party Tint

Red connections could be gold as changes at the top rock rankings amid all-time talent infusion.

Hired Gun Lobbyists
Rising Star Lobbyists
Lobby Teams & Groups
Corporate and More

Class of 2015

Morgan Meyer Konni Burton
Cesar Blanco Tony Tinderholt

Rookie Groups Mirror Business Establishment Battle with Tea Party
Freshmen delegation is tale of two factions in one party that dominates new lawmaker brigade.

Most Tea Party
Most Pro-Business
Most Experienced
Best Campaigns

Texas Independents Days Rankings: Centrist Majority with Tea Party Exceptions
Lawmakers make major splash going against grain on weed, taxes, abortion, regents, Senate rule and election strategy.

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