Shelley Kofler http://keranews.org en Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV http://keranews.org/post/greg-abbott-agrees-governors-debate-kera-tv <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has accepted an invitation for a live, statewide television debate at KERA’s studios.</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:02:55 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54829 at http://keranews.org Greg Abbott Agrees To Governor's Debate On KERA-TV Schools Applaud Ruling That Texas Education Funding System Is Unconstitutional http://keranews.org/post/schools-applaud-ruling-texas-education-funding-system-unconstitutional <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts throughout the state are applauding a court ruling that may eventually lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools.</span></p><p>On Thursday State District Judge John Dietz again declared the state’s school funding system unconstitutional.</p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:40:10 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54786 at http://keranews.org Schools Applaud Ruling That Texas Education Funding System Is Unconstitutional Key Lawmakers Campaign For November Passage Of Transportation Fund http://keranews.org/post/key-lawmakers-campaign-november-passage-transportation-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of the attention for November elections has been on the governor’s race and battles between candidates.</span></p><p>But voters will also decide whether to use some of the oil and gas tax money that would go into the Rainy Day savings fund to pay for roads.</p><p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:23:26 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54508 at http://keranews.org Key Lawmakers Campaign For November Passage Of Transportation Fund Wendy Davis Calls For Eliminating Statute Of Limitations On Rape http://keranews.org/post/wendy-davis-calls-eliminating-statute-limitations-rape <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, </span>said Wednesday she wants to eliminate the statute of limitations for prosecuting cases of rape and sex assault.</p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:41:48 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54388 at http://keranews.org Wendy Davis Calls For Eliminating Statute Of Limitations On Rape Lawmakers Ready To Again Back A 'Texas Solution' To Obamacare http://keranews.org/post/lawmakers-ready-again-back-texas-solution-obamacare <p>Two key state lawmakers from opposing parties say they haven’t given up on creating a plan that would allow Texas to collect billions of federal Medicaid dollars tied to the Affordable Care Act.</p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:50:19 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54296 at http://keranews.org Lawmakers Ready To Again Back A 'Texas Solution' To Obamacare From DART To DFW: Now You Can Take The Train To Catch Your Plane http://keranews.org/post/dart-dfw-now-you-can-take-train-catch-your-plane <p>You can now take a DART train all the way to&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">DFW International Airport.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler & Krystina Martinez 54184 at http://keranews.org From DART To DFW: Now You Can Take The Train To Catch Your Plane Gov. Rick Perry Indicted For Abusing Power http://keranews.org/post/gov-rick-perry-indicted-abusing-power <p>A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:33:19 +0000 Associated Press & Shelley Kofler 54182 at http://keranews.org Gov. Rick Perry Indicted For Abusing Power Lt. Gov. Candidate Van De Putte Has Plan For 2 Free Years In College, Technical School http://keranews.org/post/lt-gov-candidate-van-de-putte-has-plan-2-free-years-college-technical-school <p>In Fort Worth Thursday, State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, the Democrat running for lieutenant governor, rolled out her plan to provide a free, two-year college education to all qualified high school graduates.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:57:19 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54127 at http://keranews.org Lt. Gov. Candidate Van De Putte Has Plan For 2 Free Years In College, Technical School Bitcoin Plays A 'Bit' Part In Campaign Fundraising, But Could That Change? http://keranews.org/post/bitcoin-plays-bit-part-campaign-fundraising-could-change <p>Some candidates this election season are accepting donations they can’t deposit in the bank or jingle in their pockets.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler 54067 at http://keranews.org Bitcoin Plays A 'Bit' Part In Campaign Fundraising, But Could That Change? Davis' Edgy TV Ad: Effective Or Risky? http://keranews.org/post/davis-edgy-tv-ad-effective-or-risky <p>Both major candidates for governor have launched statewide television commercials in the past week. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.gregabbott.com/madrina/">Republican Greg Abbott’s second TV ad </a>is in Spanish and English and features his Hispanic mother-in-law. But it’s Democrat Wendy Davis’ first statewide ad that’s grabbing attention.</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:04:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler 53955 at http://keranews.org Davis' Edgy TV Ad: Effective Or Risky?