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Simpson Strikes Publicity Gusher
with Pot Bill that Abbott Opposes
Republican who's been ahead of times may have planted seed with anti-synthetics crusade.

Conservative Lawmaker Seeks
to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition
Simpson bill would treat pot like other crops with end to ban that he sees as racially motivated.

Senate Republicans Demands
Not Intended as Medicaid Chips
Patrick and GOP senators back work mandate ala 1995 welfare law but not for negotiating purposes.

Bipartisan Pre-K House Rivalry
Has House Speaker Team Split

UT Nominees Raked over Coals
in Greg Abbott's First Major Test

Patrick Could Be Critics Only
Hope in UT Nominee Battle

House Rallies in Relatively Rare
Unity Display on TRS Care Boost

Menendez Confident on Leaving
Bad Blood Behind after OT Win

Senate Redesigns Tax Cut Plan with A-Team at Helm This Time

Patrick Says Speedy Strategy
in Senate Not Pressure Tactic

Bill Filings Soar at State Capitol
Despite Less Government Vow

King Takes Aim at PIU Again
with Special Prosecutor Plan

Hailey's Comment: Texas Senate Tax Relief Could Be in Bipartisan Peril
Some GOP resistance and second-guessing by Dems could leave Republicans short of support they'd envisioned.


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.

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Class of 2015

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

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