Kenric Ward is a veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers. A California native, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining Watchdog.org in 2012 as Virginia Bureau Chief.

San Antonio police, researcher trade shots over ‘release time’

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A critic of union “release time” is sticking by his guns after the San Antonio Police Officers Association tried to shoot down his findings.

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Democratic Party boss stalls election, ‘disenfranchises voters’

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Texas, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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After beating state Democratic Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa in court, an election law attorney says South Texas’ tide of corruption is turning. But slowly.

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Three years on, Texas Medicaid in guarded condition

By   /  July 25, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Projected savings from Texas’ Medicaid managed-care program shrank by the millions three years ago. What’s happening today is anyone’s guess.

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San Antonio mayor gets more ammo in police, fire showdown

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Labor, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A new report could give San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor more legal leverage in contentious negotiations with the city’s police and fire unions.

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Smog of war: EPA has San Antonio in its sights

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves its regulatory goal posts, San Antonio could be the next Texas city to fall under its control.

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Take two: Hidalgo health plan a ‘model for Texas’?

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Hardscrabble Hidalgo County is trying again to build a health-care system for thousands of low-income residents not covered by Medicaid. Republicans and Democrats say the new plan could be a model for Texas.

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