Category Archives: The Lege

Tesla, this is why you suck…

Dear Elon… nice work on the model S. I’ve ridden in two and I have to say it’s an outstanding car. I wish I could say the same about your lobbying efforts in Texas, but it’s just not possible. You’ve … Continue reading

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Transportation… pissing into the wind

While there’s so much going on with regard to education funding and Medicaid, transportation is receiving very little attention from the outside. All three are extremely important… all three effect the economy is very real ways and those effects, for … Continue reading

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Snippets

Redistricting and F1 If the Austin City Council wants to express its’ liberal bona fides – provided that some members still possess them – then they need to do what is in the best interest of the community by tying … Continue reading

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Our great friend, Speaker Straus… The Great Exaggerator

So our Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, got spooked at the beginning of the session by noted astroturfers and unbelievably fake people, Mucous and Piggy Venable as well as the cast of vagrants they call allies. As a result, … Continue reading

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Republicans kill TEXAS Grants

Texas Republicans in the Lege have been making some rather indiscriminate cuts recently, among them the TEXAS Grants program for college students. The program provided much needed money already strapped students and their families who have seen tuition costs spiral … Continue reading

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We already knew most of the R’s were sellouts

But we had no idea Rep. Senfronia Thompson would also work hard to help industry screw consumers. Not for nothing, but everyone who voted for this bill should really be put down for impossible stupidity. And hiding behind the PUC … Continue reading

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HARVEY KRONBERG : How to blow up a Session

A special thank you to Harvey for his permission to reprint this piece which rather neatly summarizes the disastrous Legislative Session HOW TO BLOW UP A SESSION Senate adjourns without appointing budget conferees Apparently the inmates are running the asylum … Continue reading

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Killing The Future

On Wednesday, the Texas Senate passed it’s version of the budget by overriding the two thirds rule. All Democrats voted against, all Republicans voted for. Just what, exactly are the Republicans so proud of? This is just the start… More … Continue reading

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Ignore the mouthbreathers

Anything that the Texas Public Policy Foundation puts out should be dismissed out of hand. From energy deregulation (which has failed, miserably, to provide benefits to Texans) to their ideas on higher education, these people are focused on specific ideological … Continue reading

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Roundin’ up the TPA

Off the Kuff noted that in the days just before the Save Texas Schools rally, State Rep. Scott Hochberg filed a bill that made clear what the effects of cutting the public school budget would mean for local school districts. … Continue reading

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