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Public policy is about setting informed priorities when it comes to using available resources. But when politics trumps policy, decisions often are made without fully understanding the consequences. Such is the case with the state of Texas’ much-touted “border surge.” …

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AUSTIN — A sustained effort to enhance security along the Texas-Mexico line has diminished the state police’s resources elsewhere, resulting in measurable declines in tickets written, arrests made and investigations started in areas beyond the border. Lawmakers and the Department …

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The Texas prison system locks up more people in solitary confinement than 12 states combined, costing Texas taxpayers at least $46 million a year. In light of current budgetary concerns at the state Capitol, state Rep. Marisa Márquez, D-El Paso, …

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Listening to the threadbare arguments in Austin these days about the urgent need for so-called sanctuary cities legislation is a reminder that every Texan needs sanctuary – sanctuary from meddlesome ideologues in the Legislature who can’t seem to maintain focus …

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