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Posts for Owen Stroud

A Glimpse at Patrick's Session Priorities

At a press conference in the Texas Capitol, Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick delineated major items on his legislative agenda for the 84th session. Naturally, news outlets across the state bewailed the conservatism of Patrick’s checklist, suggesting recklessness and corrupt intentions. Despite the knee-jerk responses, however, it’s worth looking at a few of Patrick’s recommendations and why […]

By |January 14, 2015
Leander ISD: In the Shadow of Debt

For years, the Leander Independent School District (LISD) behaved according to the reckless attitude of our debt-ridden society: spend money like there’s no tomorrow. But tomorrow has arrived, and now the LISD must reap what they’ve sown for their irresponsible decisions. The latest LISD budget meeting notice reported total district bond indebtedness to be $1,284,516,847, […]

By |August 16, 2011
Leander ISD: In the Shadow of Debt

For years, the Leander Independent School District (LISD) behaved according to the reckless attitude of our debt-ridden society: spend money like there’s no tomorrow. But tomorrow has arrived, and now the LISD must reap what they’ve sown for their irresponsible decisions. The latest LISD budget meeting notice reported total district bond indebtedness to be $1,284,516,847, […]

By |August 16, 2011