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10/01/2014 05:36 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Breaking Down the Latest Governor's Race Poll
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Closing the Gap?

A new Texas Lyceum poll shows Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott holds a single digit lead over his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis. But is it enough to overcome Republican Greg Abbott's lead and his massive campaign cash advantage? On Wednesday's show, we broke down the numbers. Plus, the Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg offered his insight.


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Making the Grade

The state of Texas' school funding formula remains in flux, as court battles regarding its constitutionality continue. Public education will also be a large point of discussion in the next legislative session. In the meantime, however, are teachers and campus administrators getting the support they need to teach students? Our Paul Brown sat down Wednesday with David Anthony, the head of the non-profit group Raise Your Hand Texas.


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DNA Law Review


Advocacy groups are working ensure access to DNA testing at most crime scenes, in an effort to prevent wrongful convictions. Wednesday, Michael Morton, the Central Texas man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, joined Senator Rodney Ellis at the Capitol to call for reform.

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10/01/2014 05:38 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
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Closing the Gap?

A new Texas Lyceum poll shows Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott holds a single digit lead over his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis. But is it enough to overcome Republican Greg Abbott's lead and his massive campaign cash advantage? On Wednesday's show, we broke down the numbers. Plus, the Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg offered his insight.


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Making the Grade

The state of Texas' school funding formula remains in flux, as court battles regarding its constitutionality continue. Public education will also be a large point of discussion in the next legislative session. In the meantime, however, are teachers and campus administrators getting the support they need to teach students? Our Paul Brown sat down Wednesday with David Anthony, the head of the non-profit group Raise Your Hand Texas.


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DNA Law Review


Advocacy groups are working ensure access to DNA testing at most crime scenes, in an effort to prevent wrongful convictions. Wednesday, Michael Morton, the Central Texas man who spent 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, joined Senator Rodney Ellis at the Capitol to call for reform.

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09/30/2014 07:16 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: Texas Candidates for Governor Face off in Dallas
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Gubernatorial Debate

The top two candidates for Texas Governor squared off in their final televised debate Tuesday. Democrat Wendy Davis needs to pick up momentum in the polls, while Republican Greg Abbott looks to pad his lead. In the video above, political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi break down which side should be happier with their performance as we head into the final stretch of the campaign.

Next Step for Texas Enterprise Fund

An audit of incentives awarded through the Texas Enterprise Fund is prompting concern from the state business community. Leaders in the business community say the fund's mismanagement could hurt Texas' ability to compete with other states. Tuesday, Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond called for reforms, including a yearly audit of the program.

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Child Abuse Crackdown

State lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop child abuse. The House Committee on Child Protection heard testimony Tuesday about what's working on a national level. Capital Tonight's LeAnn Wallace was there and tells us what they're considering.

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Secret Service Reform

The head of the Secret Service faced the music, Tuesday as serious questions are raised about security breaches at the White House. Capital Tonight's Michael Scotto was there as the House Oversight Committee grilled the head of the agency

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09/30/2014 09:53 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
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Gubernatorial Debate

The top two candidates for Texas Governor squared off in their final televised debate Tuesday. Democrat Wendy Davis needs to pick up momentum in the polls, while Republican Greg Abbott looks to pad his lead. In the video above, political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi break down which side should be happier with their performance as we head into the final stretch of the campaign.

Next Step for Texas Enterprise Fund

An audit of incentives awarded through the Texas Enterprise Fund is prompting concern from the state business community. Leaders in the business community say the fund's mismanagement could hurt Texas' ability to compete with other states. Tuesday, Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond called for reforms, including a yearly audit of the program.

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Child Abuse Crackdown

State lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop child abuse. The House Committee on Child Protection heard testimony Tuesday about what's working on a national level. Capital Tonight's LeAnn Wallace was there and tells us what they're considering.

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Secret Service Reform

The head of the Secret Service faced the music, Tuesday as serious questions are raised about security breaches at the White House. Capital Tonight's Michael Scotto was there as the House Oversight Committee grilled the head of the agency

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09/26/2014 04:40 PM Posted By: Capital Tonight Staff
TWC News: Capital Tonight: What to Watch for in the Lt. Gov. Debate
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Lt. Gov. Debate Preview

The candidates for Lt. Governor will meet just one time in a live, televised debate before the November election. In the video above, Capital Tonight's Karina Kling explains what voters should be watching for, Monday night.

Reporter Roundtable

Several Republican statewide candidates have been laying low, since the primary election. The reporters on our roundtable weigh in on the so-called stealth campaigns. Plus, they offer their thoughts on the fate of the Texas Enterprise Fund, in the wake of a scathing audit.

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PolitiFact Texas

Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas joined us Friday to truth test two claims made during last week's gubernatorial debate.

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