Alexandra Samuels

Covering politics, people & Texplaining for @TexasTribune. Formerly: @USATODAY, @dailydot, @UTAustin. Ping pong champion. Talk to me: asamuels@texastribune.org

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Texas Senate says cities can’t ban employers from asking about criminal history
April, 16 2019
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Texas investigating highly contagious whooping cough at state Capitol
March, 25 2019
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On some big issues this year, Texas lawmakers are going against the polls
March, 21 2019
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Julián Castro: "I’m confident that by the time people start voting that I’m going to do well"
March, 20 2019
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Medical cannabis expansion has high support in the Texas Legislature. But Dan Patrick might stand in the way.
March, 19 2019
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Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours — beating Bernie Sanders and all other 2020 contenders
March, 18 2019
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Beto O’Rourke acknowledges involvement with hacking group as a teen, expresses regret for writings
March, 15 2019
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A fight over paid sick leave is turning into a fight over LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances
March, 12 2019
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A 'big announcement' from Beto O'Rourke is on the horizon
March, 9 2019
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Texas lawmaker whose bill allowed medical cannabis oil wants to expand its use in 2019
March, 7 2019
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Santa Fe official testifies in somber committee hearing on school safety bills
March, 6 2019
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Broad Texas school safety bill proposes threat assessment teams, expanded emergency training
March, 4 2019
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Will Texas decriminalize marijuana this year? There is growing support.
March, 1 2019
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Texas Senate panel advances bill banning cities from adopting sick leave ordinances
February, 28 2019
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Beto O'Rourke is days away from a 2020 decision. Here are six questions that loom over him.
February, 22 2019
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In 2012, there were 19 Republican women in the Texas House. Now, there are six.
February, 14 2019
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Trump falsely said El Paso was a hub of violent crime before the border fence. Now he's holding a rally there.
February, 6 2019
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As it ponders where to put a Confederate plaque, a Texas state board faces backlash for removing it
January, 25 2019
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State Rep. Eric Johnson declares candidacy for Dallas mayor
January, 22 2019
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Travis County court says Austin must allow guns in its city hall, siding with Ken Paxton
January, 17 2019
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How will the Texas Legislature address school shootings? Likely not with gun control.
January, 17 2019
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Texas officials vote to remove Confederate plaque that says Civil War wasn’t over slavery
January, 11 2019
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Tarrant County GOP’s vice-chairman survives recall vote over his religion
January, 11 2019
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Tarrant County GOP set to vote on whether to remove vice-chairman because he's Muslim
January, 9 2019
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James Talarico, youngest state representative in Texas Legislature, settles in for the 86th session
January, 9 2019
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Abbott-led board to consider removal of Confederate plaque from inside Texas Capitol
January, 3 2019
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Can the Texas Legislature override local ordinances?
December, 28 2018
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What ideas are Texas lawmakers exploring to keep schools safe?
December, 20 2018
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State Rep. Joe Pickett to resign from Texas House after nearly 24 years in office
December, 15 2018
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Dennis Bonnen isn't Texas House Speaker yet but he's hiring people like he is. How does that work?
December, 14 2018
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Dennis Bonnen, presumptive next Texas House speaker, backs removal of Confederate plaque
December, 4 2018
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Three weeks after election, Texas Democrat concedes to state Rep. Morgan Meyer in tight race
November, 29 2018
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Democrats in the Texas House ponder life with Dennis Bonnen as speaker
November, 19 2018
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The week after Election Day, some Texas races remain in limbo
November, 15 2018
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State Rep. Dennis Bonnen gains momentum as two Texas House speaker candidates drop out
November, 11 2018
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How election night may have shifted the Texas House speaker's race
November, 8 2018
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House Speaker Joe Straus: Texas and the Republican Party Are ‘Moving in Opposite Directions’
November, 8 2018
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus: "He's not much of a Republican."
November, 8 2018
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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus: Texas and the Republican Party are “moving in opposite directions”
November, 7 2018
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How GOP state Sens. Konni Burton, Don Huffines and Joan Huffman are faring in Texas
November, 7 2018
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Beto O’Rourke is betting big on Facebook ads: He’s spent more than $6 million in six months.
October, 31 2018
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How to fix affordable housing in Texas, by Texans
October, 31 2018
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Groups with neutral-sounding names launch Facebook ads against Texas Republicans
October, 29 2018
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Here’s how to avoid problems with straight-ticket voting in Texas
October, 26 2018
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In a Dallas state Senate district held by the GOP for decades, incumbent Don Huffines is in a tight race
October, 24 2018
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We fact checked Donald Trump's rally in Texas
October, 23 2018
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Without citing evidence, Joaquin Castro says Jared Kushner may have played a role in the death of Jamal Khashoggi
October, 19 2018
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We fact check Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s second debate
October, 17 2018
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Q&A: State Rep. Joe Moody on criminal justice and the Legislature
October, 11 2018
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T-Squared: Help us spark policy conversations in your communities
October, 5 2018
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Alexandra Samuels is a writer who has produced content for texastribune.org and therivardreport.com
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