is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. He recently graduated from Northwestern University where he studied journalism and political science. Matthew previously worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily Northwestern, covering administration and faculty, student protests and diversity in campus programs. He has also worked with the Council of American Ambassadors and has a keen interest in foreign policy. In his free time, Matthew enjoys French cooking and listening to Simon and Garfunkel.
Following Gov. Greg Abbott's recommendations on school gun safety, members of a Senate committee on school violence debated the efficacy of expanding programs that already arm faculty and school staff.
Cruz called O'Rourke a hypocrite for supporting taxing businesses for sales across state lines, pointing to a furniture store owned by O'Rourke's mother that was found guilty in 2010 of tax law violations.
Patrick requested that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issue an opinion on guns in church. The lieutenant governor said he hopes more churches will know they have the option to have guns in their buildings.
James O'Keefe will speak at Southern Methodist University on Wednesday, less than a week after The Washington Post reported a woman with possible ties to O'Keefe targeted a Post reporter in a sting operation.
Multinational agricultural firms Bayer and Monsanto say their planned merger will boost innovation by consolidating resources. But some farmers say the merger eliminates competition and could lead to higher seed prices.
A lawsuit between landowners in northern Texas and the federal government over land near the Red River ended in a settlement that specifies the boundaries of federal land and rolls back survey efforts by the Bureau of Land Management.