Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs all but had her bags packed last week for a new top post in the U.S. Interior Department.
Then, her path to Washington hit a speed bump.
Combs, nominated to be an assistant secretary at the Interior Department, was up for a vote by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last Thursday when the meeting was abruptly canceled less than 24 hours before it was to be held.
Leading up to that postponement was a high-stakes battle over health care… Read more from