Shelley Kofler http://kut.org en Democratic Party Chair Says Texas Convention Will Highlight Women http://kut.org/post/democratic-party-chair-says-texas-convention-will-highlight-women <p>Texas Democrats will shine a spotlight on their top-of-the-ticket female candidates as they begin their three-day convention in Dallas Thursday.</p><p>In an interview with KERA, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said his party will also contrast its beliefs with those Republicans enshrined in their state platform earlier this month.</p><p>Hinojosa said this is the first time Texas has had two women – both state senators – running for office on the top of a party ticket.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:45:22 +0000 Shelley Kofler 10682 at http://kut.org Democratic Party Chair Says Texas Convention Will Highlight Women Wendy Davis' Daughters Counter Claims Mom Embellished Her Life Story http://kut.org/post/wendy-davis-daughters-counter-claims-mom-embellished-her-life-story <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has released letters from her two adult daughters who say they want to correct “untrue things” and “ludicrous comments” about their mother.</span><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:54:25 +0000 Shelley Kofler 9669 at http://kut.org Wendy Davis' Daughters Counter Claims Mom Embellished Her Life Story New Voter ID Law Forces Governor Candidate Wendy Davis To Sign Affidavit To Vote http://kut.org/post/texas-governor-candidate-wendy-davis-forced-sign-affidavit-while-voting Add gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis to the growing list of women who are having problems voting because of Texas' new photo ID law.<p>Davis, a Democratic state senator, was voting early in Fort Worth on Monday when poll workers made her sign an affidavit to verify her identity.<p>Why?<p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:53:33 +0000 Shelley Kofler 9033 at http://kut.org New Voter ID Law Forces Governor Candidate Wendy Davis To Sign Affidavit To Vote Special Prosecutor To Investigate Perry Veto http://kut.org/post/special-prosecutor-investigate-perry-veto A Texas judge says he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Gov. Rick Perry abused his office when he vetoed state funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit.<p>The complaint stems from an allegation that Perry said he would veto millions in funding for the office if Democratic D.A. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:09:56 +0000 Shelley Kofler 8499 at http://kut.org Special Prosecutor To Investigate Perry Veto Is She In? Wendy Davis On Running For Governor And Life As A Teenage Mom http://kut.org/post/she-wendy-davis-running-governor-and-life-teenage-mom With Republicans Greg Abbott and Tom Pauken&#160;already campaigning for governor, Texans want to know whether Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth will challenge them from the Democratic side.<p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:35:17 +0000 Shelley Kofler 8383 at http://kut.org Is She In? Wendy Davis On Running For Governor And Life As A Teenage Mom Will He Or Won't He? Gov. Perry Expected To Tell Texas Today http://kut.org/post/will-he-or-wont-he-gov-perry-expected-tell-texas-today Texas Republicans are holding their collective breath. <a href="http://www.rickperry.org/page/rick-perry-governor-texas">Gov. Rick Perry</a> is expected to announce whether or not he'll seek a fourth consecutive term at 1 p.m.<p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:40:20 +0000 Shelley Kofler 8306 at http://kut.org Will He Or Won't He? Gov. Perry Expected To Tell Texas Today Will Texas Reverse Decision, Provide Medicaid To 1.5 Million? http://kut.org/post/will-texas-reverse-decision-provide-medicaid-15-million Governor Rick Perry is adamant, Texas will not make Medicaid available to more Texans by taking part in a federal program. But recently other Republican governors in Nevada and Arizona have changed their minds, saying they can’t ignore the billions of federal dollars they’d lose by opting out.<p>Lawmakers in Austin are now debating what Texas should do, including a senator from &#160;Greenville who also wears a stethoscope. &#160;<p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:35:47 +0000 Shelley Kofler 6351 at http://kut.org Will Texas Reverse Decision, Provide Medicaid To 1.5 Million?