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Jul 26, 2018

A growing push to expand the availability of medical marijuana is taking place in conservative rural Texas, of all places, and the effects of the ongoing drive are likely to show up in the legislative session next year.

Voters in Oklahoma recently approved one of the most permissive medical-marijuana laws, allowing...

Jul 20, 2018


Money, and lots of it, is flowing into several top-ballot races in Texas, even as some top statewide candidates are having trouble raising much of anything.

Consider that incumbent Republican Greg Abbott has $29 million in the bank, while his Democratic challenger, Lupe Valdez, has just $220,000. The same finance...

Jul 12, 2018

Call this the week of fights.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, is raking in loads of campaign cash in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, raising more than all the other Democrats running for statewide office combined.

Moves by Austin and San Antonio to mandate paid sick-leave for businesses...

Jul 6, 2018

On Thursday, July 12 at 2PM, join the Texas Take hosts Mike Ward of the Houston Chronicle, Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report and Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe for a Facebook Live Q&A followed by the recording of Ep100. Get your questions in now — @ChronicleMike, @scottbraddock and @RyanPoppe1 — or...