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Policy

Rep. Colin Allred on Insulin Bill: ‘A Good First Step’

The bill would help those without insurance, but would cap how much insured individuals pay at $35 per month.
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Insurance & Benefits

Texas Physicians Win Battle Against Federal Surprise Billing Rule

The ruling removes the requirement that arbiters prioritize the median in-network rate to determine the price of a service.
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Policy

The Push for Price Transparency in Texas

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is fighting to make sure local providers to publish their prices.
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Politics & Government

Lynn McBee Will Oversee Dallas’ Effort to Transform Its Workforce

The mayor chooses the education CEO, philanthropist, and former mayoral candidate to be his “workforce development czar,” a key role for one of his inaugural priorities.
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Dallas In 2022

Will Dallas Finally Fix Its Affordable Housing Problem in 2022?

The pandemic offered a stark reminder of how many Dallas residents are living on the edge. Does the city finally have the will—and tools—to fix that?
By Peter Simek

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Good Public Transit

How Traffic Studies Perpetuate a Traffic Congestion Obsession

The Texas Transportation Institute's new Urban Mobility Report peddles the myth that urban traffic congestion is a problem that can be solved
By Peter Simek
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Policy

Urban Expert on TxDOT’s I-345 Options: ‘You Can Do Better’

Peter Park helped Milwaukee remove its own urban highway. He believes TxDOT can improve upon its initial designs for replacing I-345.
By Peter Simek
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Police

The Former Mesquite Cop Behind the Power of the Dallas Police Union

The New York Times writes about Ron DeLord, the ‘architect’ of the strategy that has created the nation’s powerful police unions
By Peter Simek
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Controversy

Watch Dallas State Rep. Grill the Chair of Texas’ Public Utilities Commission

Legislation passed after the 2011 winter storm gave the PUC authority to regulate ERCOT. PUC chair admits they didn't bother.
By Peter Simek
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Policy

Four Key Questions that Could Determine the Future of Texas’ Failed Electrical Grid

As the state legislature conducts hearings to understand how Texas' power grid failed, here are the fundamental challenges that need to be addressed.
By Peter Simek