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Houston Public Media/UH Center for Public Policy – Super Tuesday Republican Primary Poll Is Released

Posted on · Houston Matter chats with the co-directors of the poll: University of Houston political science professor Richard Murray, who directs the Survey Research Institute at UH, and Hobby Center for Public Policy research associate Bob Stein.

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Voter Poll Looks Closer at the Races Ahead of Super Tuesday

Posted on · Super Tuesday is just days away (March 1, 2016). Voters will go to the polls in the Texas primary to cast their votes for presidential nominees, congressional races and many more. But who’s likely to win their races? And what’s on voters’ minds in Greater Houston heading into Election Day? Houston Public Media and the Hobby […]

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GOP Presidential Race in Texas: Wednesday’s Show (February 24, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Public Media and the Hobby Center for Public Policy have conducted their first statewide election poll, examining the GOP presidential race here in Texas ahead of Super Tuesday. We unveil the findings on today’s Houston Matters. As we dig into the numbers (which will be made available starting at noon here), we also explore what’s motivating […]

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Negotiating Firefighter Contracts: What Are the Sticking Points?

Posted on · Negotiation and litigation are a part of life for city and county authorities here in Greater Houston. Unionized employees seek better pay and conditions; city and county residents seek court intervention when they believe government entities are acting improperly. This includes Houston’s firefighters, who negotiate salaries and hiring with the city, and pensions with the state. […]

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Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston

Posted on · Much has been made recently about the housing industry here in Houston – home prices are up. It’s a seller’s market. It’s also a market that has its share of foreclosures. A recent study from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Over 16 […]

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Home Foreclosures and Financial Literacy: Houston Matters for Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Posted on · Much has been made recently about the housing industry here in Houston – home prices are up. It’s a seller’s market. It’s also a market that has its share of foreclosures. A recent study from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Over 16 […]