is a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune, where she covers politics and policy through breaking news and enterprise stories. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied Journalism and Women and Gender Studies. Before the Tribune, Sydney covered state politics for the Arizona Capitol Times, and has reported for The Arizona Republic, Politico, USA Today, and Teen Vogue. When she’s not out on assignment or working on deadline, you can find her trying new taco places or getting lost in vintage stores around Austin.
As a national debate swirls after the mass shooting in Florida, students across the nation join National School Walkout Day. With most Texas students on spring break, some did their walkouts last week.
State Rep. Pat Fallon beat state Sen. Craig Estes for a seat in the Legislature's upper chamber, while state Sen. Bob Hall held off state Rep. Cindy Burkett. Meanwhile, Angela Paxton won Texas' most expensive state Senate primary.
One of the two women running in the Democratic primary to unseat state Sen. Konni Burton backed Hillary Clinton in 2016. The other backed Bernie Sanders. Remnants of that divide from two years ago can be found in their current match-up.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a sweeping proposal aimed at better protecting people from human trafficking as well as tackling sexual misconduct allegations at the Texas Capitol and throughout state government.