Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune, father, husband, recovering musician, rramsey@texastribune.org
Railroad commissioner to chair: "This isn't a dictatorship" (video) texastribune.org/2017/09/19/rai… via @TexasTribune
Hurricane #Harvey presents Texas with a set of problems that are bigger than politics, writes @rossramsey:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @amanbatheja: Texas planning 2018 primaries with current maps but court could force do-overs. @rossramsey recalls mess that was 96 https…
RT @ra_stein: Interesting note: @VictorLealTX's campaign consultant is also Dan Patrick's chief political adviser texastribune.org/2017/09/13/ana… v…
TFW your editor's comment is 'Did Siri write this?' #vacationisover
RT @TexasTribune: #txlege has now been popped by federal judges 7 or 8 times recently for intentionally discriminating against voters. http…
RT @danielfcollins: .@rossramsey on the Huffines (the other bro.) v. Paxton (the spouse) fight in Collin County #TxLege Senate race https:/…
RT @TexasTribune: .@DanPatrick has fired the opening shots in the 2018 Republican primaries. trib.it/2g4tYo4 #txlege #tx2018 https:…
RT @brandonformby: Analysis: A victory for the locals, at least for a while texastribune.org/2017/08/21/ana… via @rossramsey https://t.co/hSuGHARWqC
RT @NDCC: @Advocate_PH #texlege wrap up w/@LindaKoopHD102 @JasonVillalba & @rossramsey on 08/24 at @CooperAerobics hotel https://t.co/csoiv…
Analysis: It’s never the ending that you expect #txlege bit.ly/2uZSoRJ
This also forces @GovAbbott to lobby Senate for House property tax bill. 1/better than current law? 2/better than 2… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Senate's version of House prop. tax was watered down. House folded. Now S has choice of current law or H version of… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
House eats senate version of hb 21 school finance and leaves senate house or nothing on sb 1 property tax. Hard ball. #txlege
I'd have said no, which probably means everybody else would've said yes. twitter.com/txtylernorris/…
RT @kgbt: Analysis: Broken school finance system spawns wild solutions in Texas valleycentral.com/news/texas/ana… via @rossramsey https://t.co/gyUG6q…
@Glenn_Hegar says #txlege left more than $237 million in general revenue unspent. trib.it/2uYY1zD
 
Franchise taxes are up. Who'd'a thunk it? #txlege
RT @TexasTribune: Join us for a breakdown of the #txlege special session & a live recording of #TribCast, Aug. 15! Don't miss it: https://t…
RT @NDCC: Don't miss #txlege wrap up feat. @LindaKoopHD102 @JasonVillalba & @TexasTribune's @rossramsey bit.ly/legislative-ev… #Dallas ht…
#txlege goes to bed with balls in the air: Prop. tax rollback rate; school finance $ amount & source, study; TRS-Care $ source. #3daysleft
Interesting #txlege development, from the Calendars Committee: https://t.co/T48S39grqz
 
Money from the Rainy Day Fund? #txlege https://t.co/4YWZpyDlra
 
Don't think that's a deal. Think it's an item for negotiation.
Different funding sources, but #txlege House and Senate both want $212m for TRS-Care.
RT @RobertTGarrett: State of play: Sen's willing 2 spend $800m from MCO deferral-@SenJaneNelson. Teacher bonus? Dead. TRS-Care, school fina…
Don't worry. We're all watching on laptops.... #txlege #crickets twitter.com/JennSaenz31/st…
Wheels still turning on school finance. Senate defers $311m from Medicaid to pay for it; House defers $1.8b from schools. #jumpball #txlege
RT @JasonWhitely: Gov. @GregAbbott_TX does not rule out calling a second special session. "Everything is on the table," Abbott told WFAA. h…
RT @BudKennedy: Gov @GregAbbott_TX & Rev @RobertJeffress, + @rossramsey Sun 9a @WFAAChannel8 "Inside Texas Politics" w/@JasonWhitely https:…
Prolly worth noting that nearly 20% of the House was missing on that vote. Could be turning into Saturday night aro… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
House votes 70-52 to sustain the ruling of the chair; that bill's on its way back to committee, if there's time, fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
This vote challenging the ruling of the chair is partly about rules, partly about the bill and partly about House management. #txlege
@charliegeren says the author, @tparker63, was warned and didn't correct it. Geren says it's an important bill, bu… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
The state spending cap was challenged becuz of faulty Bill Analysis. Objection is that the rule hasn't been enforced. #txlege
House vote sheet on the property tax bill in #txlege https://t.co/v0TXm60Ply
POO sustained, but 10 members challenged the ruling. Big scrum underway at the dais. One member to speak for, anoth… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @pfikac: .@DawnnaDukes brings up #Charlottesville as she moves to exempt from tax restrictions $ needed to combat terror, riots #mysa #t…
RT @brandonformby: There's been 20 #txlege property tax amendments on SB1. All have failed. Even when one got through, House reconsidered &…
RT @amanbatheja: Vote in Texas House just now almost perfectly split Republicans. How each member voted on that prop. tax amendment https:/…
How the House voted on how long a leash to allow local govts. raising property taxes. #txlege bit.ly/2fAtINs
OH in #txlege: "This is a very serious amendment that should be taken very seriously."
RT @brandigrissom: .@MattShaheen 4% amendment fails 80-52
RT @Snapper_Carr: The $25 million exemption says taxpayers in these counties only will receive the promised "taxpayer protections" and righ…
RT @jamesrhenson: Texans' views of the impact of the 2015 #txlege attempt at Property Tax Reduction (June 2015) texaspolitics.utexas.edu/polling/search… via…
RT @brandonformby: @GinaForAustin In 95-45 vote, House rejects @GinaForAustin's attempt to set automatic rollback rate at 8%
RT @brandigrissom: This amendment will kill this bill. Bonnen says. #txlege
39 texas cities (of > 1,200) raise >/= $25m in property taxes for m&o; 50 texas counties (of 254) raise >/= $25m or or more. #txlege
Bonnen says moving the revenue cap from 6% (house) to 4% (senate), only six cities would be included. Asking members to leave it be. #txlege
RT @brandigrissom: Bonnen makes an analogy involving divorce, going to the grocery store for milk for a toddler. Unclear where that was hea…
RT @brandigrissom: What happens with this amdmt will be a gauge of the future of this bill. Bonnen has said the 6% rate is a dealbreaker. #…
RT @brandigrissom: .@MattShaheen proposes an amendment to bring the rollback rate from 6% to 4%, the same as the Senate offered. #txlege
From the regular session, when @DanPatrick claimed taxpayer savings from the property tax proposal. #txlege… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
About a dozen right now, but somebody somewhere — a lobbyist, pray tell? — is typing up their latest idea....… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Rep. Bonnen says he won't support any amendments to SB1; said he's protecting the only version he could get thru committees. #txlege
House working its head off to say SB1 — the property tax bill — will do nothing to lower taxes. LtGov and others claim otherwise. #txlege
Anti-wall activists march to protect church in Rio Grande Valley bit.ly/2uPVTKu via @TexasTribune
RT @Jmalewitz: When #txlege wants to rob Peter to pay Peter. texastribune.org/2017/08/11/ana… via @rossramsey https://t.co/ymbaCfjSXc
Join us & @TexasTribune for a live breakdown of the #txlege special session & a TribCast recording - 8/15! trib.it/2uhPBUj #ttevents
RT @JacobPomroy: @SteveMartinToGo @kherman This looks like @rossramsey
RT @TexasTribune: Want to hear yourself on TribCast, our political podcast? Record an intro and submit it to us! trib.it/2hDjUD3
Nerd question, w/o taking sides: How is the House proposal for no amendments to SB1 different from Senate's no-amendments state bjt? #txlege
RT @PhilJankowski: BREAKING: Federal Judge Sam Sparks has dismissed AG @KenPaxtonTX suit against Austin, Travis County over #SB4 ‘sanctuary…
RT @WestTexasDrive: Today at 5:10: @rossramsey on the end of #txlege special session, 20-for-20 obits, and Tom Petty. Streaming at https://…
Weird school finance idea. Interesting... #txlege atxne.ws/2wIQshA
RT @TheBorderplex: Join us Aug 16 for panel moderated by @rossramsey bridging the divide between DC & the border region #BorderSummit17 htt…
Are you into your parents' record collection or something? twitter.com/alexazura/stat…
RT @RobertTGarrett: White smoke? Educ. deal in works? House Pub Ed votes out school finance study commission bill coveted by @SenLarryTaylo…
RT @viaAlana: Back in the @TexasStandard host seat. Talking latest #txlege #abortion bill w/ state Rep. John Smithee and @DonnaHowardTX. #T…
My heavens, they're not losers! But a lot of their legislation is in ICU, with undertakers waiting outside...… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Need to reverse engineer this; Tom Petty has had some great ideas for columns... #txlege twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @karinadavis: Someone asked a colleague of mine what's happening in the #txlege right now, and he recalled this great movie scene. https…
RT @eramshaw: I hear Moscow is lovely this time of year, @rossramsey twitter.com/MQSullivan/sta…
RT @TexasTribune: .@GregAbbott_TX's hopes of going 20 for 20 in special session are circling the drain. trib.it/2uzeEl6 #txlege htt…
It's like someone went through the house with an orange juice mister. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
Daniel, Allred, Moody. Most miss, but try. AG stands for almost governor. twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @jamesrhenson: Former Texas Governor Mark White Discusses the 1983 Legislative Session #txlege youtube.com/watch?v=SaqTpo…
RT @Jmalewitz: From 2010: Bill Hobby on the career hallmark of former TX Gov Mark White, who died today texastribune.org/2010/09/02/bil… (h/t @Kirby…
The late Ann Arnold, who had the byline on that FWST story, became White's press secretary... #txlege twitter.com/BudKennedy/sta…
Today's edition of this? House Ways & Means voted 7-zip to end school property taxes. Now if they could only find $… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @Jmalewitz: More optimistic headline: Half of Detroit's 8 mayoral candidates are not felons detne.ws/2vqTz0o https://t.co/MbMlYti…
My on-stage property tax conversation w/ @TeamBettencourt & @KirkPWatson has been moved to 8/9. Come watch! bit.ly/2wmULiB #txlege
RT @WestTexasDrive: Coming up at 5:10: @rossramsey on #txlege special session and why nada being discussed lowers property taxes. Stream ht…
Southwestern U.S. translation of meshuga. We should have an app for this... twitter.com/Steph_Rubin/st…
FYI, my mistake. This should be @drewdarby4Tx. @drewdarby is innocent! twitter.com/James_E_White/…
First witness on @drewdarby4Tx idea is a school board member who says "This has been a really fun committee meeting… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
But @drewdarby4Tx has W&M talking ways to force a fix. One: constitutionally require state to pay 60% of public ed… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Other members fear killing school taxes w/o replacement for fear they'd accidentally end up closing schools. #txlege twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
The Fiscal Note on this @drewdarby4Tx idea is a whopper: year 1 ($23,270,800,000); year 2 ($24,560,900,000). #txlege twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
@drewdarby's property-tax-killing bills are HJR 21 and HB 82. Some Ways&Means folk seem a little freaked out about… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@drewdarby would let voters kill school taxes in 2020, forcing #txlege to find a way to pay for public education.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@drewdarby4Tx proposes getting rid of local school property taxes to force a solution to school finance. #txlege #repealwithoutreplace
FULL PROGRAM for @TexasTribune Fest is here! Check it out & join us: trib.it/2uTbQB5 #Tribfest17
RT @KoltenParker: Rep. Tony Tinderholt fell off a hoverboard in his Arlington driveway and broke his left wrist this weekend https://t.co/Y…
Maybe you'll get a ribbon for reading this! texastribune.org/2017/07/31/ana… via @TexasTribune #txlege
RT @PatrickSvitek: Excited to take over The Blast, the @TexasTribune's daily political newsletter, starting Monday. Subscribe here: https:/…
RT @brandigrissom: House committee approves Rep. Bonnen's property tax bill with a 6% rollback rate, exemptions for small taxing entities.…
RT @Jmalewitz: I'm just going to leave these here. https://t.co/T2OUiuNFdN
 
 
 
 
 
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