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Next week, voters can get a head start on casting their ballots for the May 9 city and school elections. Here's a look at elections across North Texas:

American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

As a bystander's video of a South Carolina cop shooting and killing an unarmed black man reignites a national debate over police brutality, Texas lawmakers are set to discuss police body cameras in a public hearing.

Texas Tribune

After a marathon 17-hour debate, the Texas House gave tentative approval to its version of a new state budget this morning.

Texas Tribune executive editor Ross Ramsey tells KERA’s Sam Baker the $210-billion budget reflects a lot of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities.

Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced Monday at Liberty University in Virginia that he's seeking the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016. Our friends at the public radio program The Takeaway did a mash-up with the Texas senator's speech and the John Lennon song, "Imagine." 

'I Believe In You:' Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid

Mar 23, 2015
Michael Stravato / Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday in a speech heavy on faith and hard on President Obama, making him the first major party candidate to formally jump into the race. 

Ted Cruz Will Seek The Presidency

Mar 22, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

A measure that would take the state's public corruption-fighting unit out of the hands of the Travis County district attorney's office and place it in the Texas attorney general's office was approved Monday by the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Rick Perry Looks To Flip Script In Iowa

Mar 9, 2015
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune

It's a frequent whisper among Republicans in Iowa and the nation's capital: Don't count Rick Perry out just yet. 

In North Texas, Rand Paul Makes His Play For The Lone Star State

Feb 2, 2015
Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

FORT WORTH — Since 1988, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul watched his father, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, run three noteworthy but quixotic presidential campaigns. 

Five -- And A Half -- Things We Won't Forget About Rick Perry

Jan 5, 2015
Texas Governor Rick Perry's office / Flickr

When Gov. Rick Perry leaves office this month, he’ll wrap up a three-decade stretch in state elective office that concluded with his being the longest-serving governor in Texas history.

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