Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune, father, husband, recovering musician, rramsey@texastribune.org
"... it’s about a system that is either set up to favor the rich, educated and powerful — or a system in the unfortunate position of operating honestly while seeming to function as if serving the elite were what it was designed to do." bit.ly/2uzbDaD #txlege #txcourts
@rossramsey writes that it would be interesting to get rid of the money in judicial politics — it would increase trust in the courts, and losers would have to find new things to blame for their losses. #tx2020 bit.ly/2VnSoMb
Austin Democrat Kirk Watson’s retirement from the Texas Senate has created an opening for a seat. But the problem for a Democrat looking for a Texas Senate seat is that there are only a dozen Democrats there, writes @rossramsey. #txlege bit.ly/39aN7eI
RT @jamesrhenson: So @rossramsey, @JoshuaMBlank & I are doing an AMA on the @TexasTribune's "This is Your Texas" Facebook page. We answer m…
@rossramsey: On paper, Texas senators have it better than their counterparts in the Texas House, but why would a Democrat want to work in a place where Republicans are fully and completely in control? #txlege bit.ly/2upOyHc
@rossramsey: Austin Democrat Kirk Watson’s retirement from the Texas Senate has created an opening for a seat. But the problem for a Democrat looking for a Texas Senate seat is that there are only a dozen Democrats there. #txlege bit.ly/2HN8ZRD
RT @TexasTribune: .@rossramsey: In 2020, the Republican hold on state government that began in the 1990s is beginning to shrink. This yea…
RT @alexazura: In new registration numbers posted by @TXsecofstate, looks like Texas now has 16,211,198 registered voters — up from 15.1 mi…
1 hour 15 minutes. No feet on wall. #allsafe twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
RT @TxPolProject: Texas responses, via Feb 2020 @UTAustin / @TexasTribune Poll: View on amount of people the US allows to immigrate legal…
Putting my feet up hadn’t occurred to me... until now. #boredatdmv https://t.co/nap4kv14T0
RT @jamesrhenson: The great spirals of American political history. Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards defeats David Duke for the Governorship…
RT @elvialimon: Watch the U.S. Senate Democratic primary debate #VoteTexas texastribune.org/2020/02/18/us-… via @TexasTribune
RT @jamesrhenson: In light of #TxSen debate questions about "conservative Texas" and business development, responses: Does Texas Governmen…
This thread, too. Your voting toolbox... twitter.com/brandonformby/…
RT @TxPolProject: [2/2] Texas Dem primary, US Senate via @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, (w/ push) Sema Hernandez 5 Victor Hugo Harris 2 Mich…
RT @jamesrhenson: [1/2] Texas Dem primary, US Senate, @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, 1/31-2/9, n=575, MOE +/- 4.09% (w/ push) MJ Hegar 22% C…
RT @TxPolProject: @GregAbbott_TX job approval is net +14 in latest @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, 1/31-2/9, n=1200RV: Approve strongly 30% A…
RT @TxPolProject: The February 2020 @UTAustin/@TexasTribune poll asked Texans about the amt of property taxes they pay. Too much 54% Too li…
RT @TxPolProject: Per new @UTAustin/@TexasTribune poll: Would you say that quality of K-12 public school ed in Texas is: Excellent 7% Good…
RT @jamesrhenson: [2/2] TX Dem primary, US Senate, via @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, (w/ push) Sema Hernandez 5 Victor Hugo Harris 2 Michae…
RT @jamesrhenson: .@GregAbbott_TX job approval is net +14 in latest @UTAustin / @TexasTribune Poll: Approve strongly/somewhat: 48% Disappro…
RT @jamesrhenson: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick job approval is net +4 in latest @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, 1/31-2/9, n=1200RV: Approve strongly…
RT @jamesrhenson: Speaker Dennis Bonnen job approval in latest @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, 1/31-2/9, n=1200RV: 5% approve 14% disapprove…
RT @jamesrhenson: New @UTAustin/@TexasTribune poll asked Texans about the amt of property taxes they pay: Too much 54% Too little 5 About t…
RT @jamesrhenson: Latest @UTAustin/@TexasTribune poll again asked abt spending on primary and secondary education: Too much 12% Too little…
@laughingpanda5 is the most knowLEGEable comedian in Austin — this week. He won on Over the Lege podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ove… https://t.co/Mu0jH3ODTp
RT @jamesrhenson: Texas responses: Do you think that @RealDonaldTrump has taken actions while president that justify his removal from offic…
RT @jamesrhenson: Texas approval of the way Democrats in Congress handled the #impeachment process, via @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, in fi…
RT @jamesrhenson: Texas Democratic presidential primary, via @UTAustin/@TexasTribune Poll, in field 1/31-2/10 (right *before* NH), n=575 Sa…
They had me at Arthur Howlitzer Jr. bit.ly/2ShXeZe
RT @RoguePollster: "I'm a pollster" - nerd - you didn't interview me - how did you get 2016 so wrong "I look for evidence" - mysterious -…
“Nobody knows about this. This is taxation without representation.” Analysis: The politics of paying one Texan’s local sales taxes to another Texan’s city texastribune.org/2020/02/10/pol…
RT @BudKennedy: State Rep @RhettaForHD113 Bowers talks about a new bill to allow public school students’ dreadlocks: Sun on “Inside Texas P…
A Texas sales tax rule hinges on a question: What’s local? texastribune.org/2020/02/04/tex… #txlege
Lesser humans have done it 👀. You got this. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
RT @eramshaw: Reading these quotes from this interview I did pre-@19thnews soft-launch, and I’m starting to hyperventilate all over again…
RT @amanbatheja: Iowa tonight is reminding me of the ”Texas Two-Step” in 2008, when voters were expected to cast a primary ballot then come…
RT @TexasTribune: .@rossramsey: This week’s election results didn’t do much to the odds or the balance in Texas politics. And the #HD28 res…
RT @alexazura: South Texan travels to the Panhandle for two days *cue freak storm with 6+ inches of snow* https://t.co/cPBemYEybr
RT @TexasTribune: .@rossramsey: "Texas Democrats squawked about his remarks, seeing it as a partisan Lt. Gov. protecting his agenda. That’s…
Proud to be a founding donor! Can't wait to see @19thnews unfold. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
RT @19thnews: 1/12 Meet @19thNews, the nation’s first newsroom committed to making the news — and our democracy — more representative for A…
Does a "spirited debate over rules" sound like something you'd work into your viewing schedule?
RT @TexasStandard: Should Texas keep electing judges, or is there a better way? @rossramsey’s writing about it for the @TexasTribune.…
RT @PhilPrazan: **SOME PERSONAL NEWS** After more than five years w/@KXAN_News, I will be leaving Austin in two weeks to start a new role…
"The key question about the political consequences is whether the shepherds are expressing the views of their flocks." From @jamesrhenson & @JoshuaMBlank #txlege bit.ly/2toeJh1
RT @TexasTribune: For four years, local and state governments in Texas were allowed to keep a lot of public business hidden. New laws make…
RT @BudKennedy: New York D @MikeBloomberg is @JasonWhitely’s guest Sun 9a on @WFAA “Inside Texas Politics.” Also @RepVanTaylor on Iran, @Ro…
RT @JoshuaMBlank: Syrian Refugees Will Be Welcomed in Your Community (February 2016) | The Texas Politics Project buff.ly/2t9vOuR h…
Watching @Jeopardy is great because it's not watching all of the other things.
RT @TexasTribune: In June, lawmakers legalized hemp and unintentionally disrupted marijuana prosecution across Texas in the process. Sinc…
RT @cassandrajar: NEW: For months, @dallasnews has requested information from DPS about troopers shooting 27-year-old Schaston Hodge in Sou…
RT @brandonformby: And then there were no Texans in the presidential race. via @AlexSamuelsx5 & @TexasTribAbby texastribune.org/2020/01/02/jul…
RT @jwharris: @texaslippy @rossramsey Sadly, screenshots live forever. https://t.co/UVpTWHyK9C
This pile, btw, is from our umpteenth annual trek to the @BookPeople New Year’s Day sale.
RT @JoshuaMBlank: Trump is unpopular in Texas. The state won’t sit quietly buff.ly/2ZDKWg5 by @McCloskeyAbby via @washingtonpost #t…
The time of year when I most appreciate the bulk erase feature on email. #HappyNewYear
RT @CaptainSchrader: Mother, Word has reached camp by raven that Lt. Burrow of the Bayou Bengal Battalion has set ablaze to the battlefie…
RT @nachoaguilar: I’ve been putting this off with the hope that @eramshaw would change her mind or say it was all a big joke. But I guess s…
RT @Jmalewitz: “Change comes cheap, relatively speaking, at the Texas Legislature, where for a few hundred grand in lobbyists' fees, a well…
Read this one from @emmaplatoff. It's full of great lines like this: “This was done with an eye towards the future. If you can’t help your friends, what good are you?” bit.ly/2McWgdk
RT @eramshaw: The best 10 years of my life have been the last 10 — with my first love, @D_Hartstein, and my first baby, @TexasTribune. Happ…
RT @jamesrhenson: Analysis: When nobody is the best-known Texas candidate, an endorsement can be a big deal texastribune.org/2019/12/18/tex… via @ro…
RT @TexasTribune: .@rossramsey: It’s easier to influence a political contest when voters are unfamiliar with the candidates. That’s why t…
RT @eramshaw: No story is too big or too small for the great @ewaltersTX https://t.co/0DaguNk8i4
RT @MarkPJonesTX: Population of #Houston is: 45% Latino 25% Anglo 23% African American 7% Asian American. Composition of incoming #HOU…
RT @mgutierrezjr: Father: Factory worker (Die setter, Punch press operator) Mother: Factory worker (Press brake, Soldering) Waits table…
RT @PhilPrazan: .@rossramsey talks to me about one of the fastest cases of foot-in-mouth to not running for reelection in recent #txlege hi…
RT @DavisRich1: My final story as a fellow for @TexasTribune 😭 It’s about Robert Marbut, the Texas consultant tapped to head the federal h…
Modern irritations: Pop-up screens that ask to remove your ad-blocker on their page, but block the box that would allow you to turn off the ad-blocker on their page. #baddesign
RT @ATXjj: Who bats a thousand and only hits homers? Colloff, that's who. twitter.com/pamelacolloff/…
RT @pamelacolloff: In a time when reporters are accused of peddling "fake news," it's worth reading this, which describes how I reported my…
RT @MWatkinsTrib: New from @AlexSamuelsx5 and @cassi_pollock: Rick Miller’s swift demise shines light on the shifting politics of Fort Bend…
RT @pamelacolloff: My new story is about a con artist who claimed to be: a fighter pilot shot down over Laos a college football star a…
Another blockbuster, from the great @pamelacolloff: bit.ly/35Y8DBq
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RT @TexasTribune: In one week, we’ll know who’s going to have a primary. Who is going to have a fight in November. Who’s quitting. Who isn’…
Someone is going to get a really great gig... twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
RT @DavisRich1: "Inmates over 55 account for about one-eighth of the population but nearly one-half of the system’s hospitalization costs,…
I have to say my favorite version of this, and also @byjayroot's, is "crazier than a sprayed roach." THAT's crazy. twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
RT @amanbatheja: Completely forgot that Rick Perry's 2015 "cancer on conservatism" speech specifically mentioned Ukraine https://t.co/AmFoB…
Anybody here know why batshit is crazier than the other kinds? #curious
I agree that this is a Super interesting read. (I do. Really.) twitter.com/tlangford/stat…
This thread made me feel better and will work for you, too. #powerhumming twitter.com/jasstanford/st…
RT @JasStanford: OK, a cool thing happened to me this weekend. Some of you won’t get it. And I don’t know why I’m sharing it with you. But…
RT @BudKennedy: Today at 9am: @mjhegar #txsen is @JasonWhitely’s guest & @MattMackowiak analyzes on @wfaa “Inside Texas Politics” or later…
From the estimable @jamesrhenson and @JoshuaMBlank: #txlege leader moves on guns aren't because of changing voter opinion. It's because the electorate itself is changing. bit.ly/33dcqsU
RT @ayanmittra: Thread: I cannot begin to express what I owe to @eramshaw. Thanking her for bringing me to The Texas Tribune isn’t enough.…
RT @ayanmittra: Another thread: I’m so grateful to work with and learn from @amzam. She’s a talented innovator who has led the charge in he…
RT @amzam: 1/12 Happy Tuesday, y’all. I hope you’ll indulge a brief thread from me on some important personal/professional news. I’ve taken…
Big and bittersweet news in this thread. One of the best journalists on the planet — @eramshaw — is leaving @TexasTribune to start a new publication on her own and taking our @amzam with her. Emily was on the original staff; I'm excited for her and also very sorry she's leaving. twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
RT @UnitedWayDallas: @rossramsey thank you for joining our panel today as @unitedwaydallas celebrates 10 years of advocacy for North Texas!…
RT @viaAlana: I present The @TexasTribune’s Emmy award-winning #multimedia team! 💛 #woot https://t.co/yrHXDRSybm
 
 
 
 
 
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