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9:50 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Lawmakers Ready To Again Back A 'Texas Solution' To Obamacare

Texas Tribune Editor-In-Chief Evan Smith, Rep. Garnet Coleman, and Rep. John Zerwas discuss another try at passing legislation to access billions in Affordable Care Act funding.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

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.

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Government
6:33 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry Indicted For Abusing Power

Gov. Rick Perry announcing the deployment of National Guard Troops to the Texas border in July.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

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.

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Government
11:21 am
Thu August 14, 2014

President Obama Expresses Concern About Missouri Violence

President Obama, in an earlier picture, is expected to talk about violence in Missouri.
YouTube/White House

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and no excuse for violence against the police.

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3:37 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Proposed Dallas Budget Would Increase Money For Libraries, Cut Cash For Police

Lead in text: 
Dallas city manager A.C. Gonzalez has released his proposed budget today, which would cut money from the police department to help increase funds for other city services such as streets, animal services, and libraries. Gonzalez is recommending $3 million more for the libraries in next year’s budget, plus another $3 million the following year. He says it will allow 12 library branches and the central library downtown to return to opening their doors seven days per week.
  • Source: Dallasnews
  • | Via: The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas city manager's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year calls for cuts in the police department to help restore funding for other city services. Those other services - including libraries, streets, and animal services - have been neglected in recent years, according to City Manager A.C. Gonzalez.
Government
8:22 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

As Republican Leaders Meet In Dallas, Protesters Rally Outside

Protesters outside the Dallas Anatole opposing the meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Some of the nation’s most powerful Republican politicians are in Dallas this week for the annual convention of the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC. There was action inside and protests outside.

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Government
2:40 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama, in an earlier picture, is expected to talk about the Ukraine.
YouTube/White House

President Barack Obama is announcing new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy, in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.

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Government
8:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Federal Prosecutor Says More Evidence Possible In Price Case

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is the top federal target, says former U.S. prosecutor Mike Uhl. And he says it's unlikely any businesses tied to Price's alleged corrupt actions will be indicted or added as defendants.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Corruption cases like the ones against John Wiley Price aren’t new. An attorney involved in an earlier case offers his insights.

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Government
8:08 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, emerging from Dallas' federal courthouse, where he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, fraud and other charges
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and only African American Commissioner, John Wiley Price, was arrested and named in a 13-count indictment today alleging conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Three co-defendants were also named. A three-year investigation led up to Friday’s arrest. What started it? Here’s a look.

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Government
7:12 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Price Supporters Call His Arrest A "Raw Deal" While Most Of His Critics Remain Silent

A car "wrapped" with life-sized photo of John Wiley Price sat at the commissioner court building Friday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Following John Wiley Price’s arrest Friday morning, a layer of quiet concern seemed to settle over the offices where he was sworn in 29 years ago as the first African American on the Dallas County Commission.

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Government
9:39 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Rep. Veasey Clocks In At Job Sites As He Campaigns For Higher Wages

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey operates controls that release liquid nitrogen into a cement mix.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

As the congressman for a district with unemployment that's higher than the state average, and income that's lower, Rep. Marc Veasey has made jobs his top priority.  Not just creating jobs, but raising salaries for the people who live in Congressional District 33 which stretches from West Fort Worth to West Dallas.

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