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The Fall Guy

I thought I’d landed my dream job: general counsel at a subsidiary of China’s ZTE, one of the largest telecom companies on the planet. Then I realized why I’d really been hired: to explain away its illegal activity to the U.S. government.
By Ashley Yablon
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The City of Dallas is Coming for the Poker Rooms It Once Approved

The city initially approved legal card rooms. Then it reversed course. Why are we the most Puritanical place in Texas?
By Peter Simek
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Mayor Johnson’s Priorities for Federal Infrastructure Dollars: I-30, Harold Simmons Park, Vision Zero

The mayor wrote a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg earlier this week, advocating for federal money for upcoming projects.
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Brands’ Advocacy Dilemma: When to Weigh in on Tough Conversations

Texas' laws often force companies to balance public opinion, social pressure, employee voice, and the bottom line when taking a stance.
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TMA Pushing for Affordable Access to Healthcare for All Texans, ‘Lifting Everybody’

TMA Legislative Council Chair Dr. John Carlo on how the pandemic has exposed inequities and “standing together."
By Catherine Rosas

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How Will Texas’ Weatherization Laws Impact the Energy Industry?

The director of TCU's energy institute weighs in on the costs and benefits of the new law.
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What Could Texas’ Optometry Legislation Mean for Patients?

We sat down with a Fort-Worth based past president of the Texas Optometry Association to find out.
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Conversation With: State Senator Kelly Hancock

Coming off successes last session, he talks about expanding Medicaid (don't), growing surprise billing protections (do), and improving healthcare access.
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Midlothian Physician Suspended for Online Solicitation of a Minor

The Texas Medical Board determined that his practice poses a continuing threat to public welfare.
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Health Insurance Group Urges Denial of Freestanding ER Waiver

The waiver is "an obvious attempt to leverage a crisis in order to make a profit," a letter to Governor Abbott reads.