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Posts for Greg Harrison

Bi-Partisan Activists Successfully Challenge Streetcar Bonds

Some congratulations are in order for activists in San Antonio for successfully challenging a heavy-handed attempt at implementing a streetcar system against their will.   By shouting for accountability when their local government officials behaved irresponsibly, bi-partisan activists in San Antonio have made it clear that their wallets are not discretionary resources for the pet-projects of […]

By |November 22, 2013
SAWS - Squandering and Wasting Services

San Antonio residents – or their wallets – will be bearing the brunt of bad management by their municipal water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS).   City council  will vote on rate hikes tomorrow, Thursday, Nov 21.  The proposed rates represent an increase of 5.1% in 2014, and another of 5.3% in 2015, for an […]

By |November 20, 2013
Via Attempts to Bully Bipartisan Opposition to its Pet Streetcar Program

San Antonio activists are being bullied by their public officials – with their own tax dollars – for engaging in bipartisan activism to prevent the forced imposition of an overwhelmingly unpopular streetcar program. Local taxpayers recently filed a lawsuit against Via for their attempt to cobble together a bond package backed by Advanced Transportation District […]

By |November 14, 2013
San Antonio Officials Playing Shell-Games With Your Money

San Antonio’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, Via, is moving forward with an irresponsible and counterproductive streetcar program  San Antonio voters don’t want –paid for with their tax dollars.  Where exactly those funds are coming from should sound an alarm for voters who were promised their tax dollars wouldn’t be used to finance such boondoggles. As previously […]

By |November 13, 2013
A Streetcar Named Castro's Desire

Despite their wishes, San Antonio residents will see their taxes raised for a fiscally irreconcilable and entirely unnecessary deal at the behest of Mayor Julian Castro and County Judge Nelson Wolff. And these two elected officials are seeing to it that the city pays for their pet streetcar program no matter what. Overseeing the funding […]

By |October 29, 2013
Conservatives Must Mobilize to Cure San Antonio's Spending Addiction

Low voter-turnout may be a primary reason why San Antonio residents have been subjected to the ills of liberal policy. Yet that same voter apathy can also provide an opportunity for conservatives to turn things around… if only they mobilize. In Texas we like to brag about the state of our economy, and rightfully so.  […]

By |October 24, 2013
A Good Show, But Grassroots Conservatives Aren’t Buying It

Your three Republican candidates for Attorney General answered some important questions last Saturday afternoon in a forum held in UT-Tyler’s Ornelas Activity Center. Questions ranged all over the spectrum of conservative concern, and were designed to determine underlying attitudes and overall stances on important issues: from when life begins, to defining important founding principles, to […]

By |September 21, 2013