Ari Auber, Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune Reporter

Ari Auber is a reporter for the Texas Tribune.

5:03 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Texas Voters Face Ballot Proposal on Water Quality

Photo by Gary Nored, Texas Parks and Wildlife

If Texans pass Proposition 8 on the ballot next month, they will authorize a possible way to keep the water clean in the dried-out state in exchange for a reduced property tax bill.

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12:13 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Anti-Abortion Measure Targets Travis County

Photo by Jacob Villanueva, Texas Tribune

An amendment that conservative state lawmakers hoped would wipe out the only taxpayer-funded elective abortions in Texas ultimately might not do much at all.

One of many tacked onto an omnibus health care bill during the Legislature's special session in June, the amendment by Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center, aims to remove state funding from any hospital district — a health care system financed by city or county tax dollars – that provides elective abortions.

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