The school board president’s own tone-deaf statement underscores activists’ motivation for bringing about the change.
Larson would face a difficult enough challenge in a vacuum simply for his consistent betrayal of conservative reforms – but he may even face opposition from the Governor himself.
Rather than provide meaningful property tax relief, officials are seeking $1B in new debt while bragging about not raising the tax rate – despite a recognized affordability problem.
It’s a fairly routine practice amongst local governments – but it really shouldn’t be.
If successful, the resolution will be passed on to the State Republican Party Executive Committee for a statewide censure of the Speaker.
A campaign kicked off this week seeking to mandate that all employers in the city provide sick pay – effectively outlawing jobs that would not.
The 10-1 vote to remove the monument follows months of similar tensions across the country involving similar monuments, some of which are over a century old.
In contrast with the thousands of individual Texans who stepped in immediately, offering their personal boats, time, and treasure to assist with Harvey rescue efforts as soon as they were able – who made the biggest difference of all.
Interestingly enough, Orr was also the vote canvasser in charge of Hill County during the 2016 Republican Primary – where mismatched vote totals erred in Cook’s favor.
It’s coming back up for a vote in the House as soon as tomorrow (Friday), and unless representatives are held accountable, this reform will be killed again.