Speaking to students and administrators at the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Speakers Series, House Speaker Joe Straus essentially answered back this week’s calls in the press from Senator Ogden for some type of fast-fix of the business tax to bring in more money for them to spend.By Pratt on Texas|April 6, 2011
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The Austin-American Statesman reports that during the budget debate, State Rep. Mark Strama, rabid liberal Democrat of Austin, said “the two-year budget is a vestige of bygone days when members traveled to Austin by horse and is no longer feasible.”By Pratt on Texas|April 4, 2011
On Pratt on Texas I’ve recently hosted two special programs on the subject of groundwater rights in Texas (which you can hear here & here.) Additionally, I’ve read many media accounts of the differing thBy Pratt on Texas|March 21, 2011
I’m a happy customer of Amazon.com and I don’t like having to pay sales taxes on purchases made anywhere. But the idea, put forth state rep. Linda Harper-Brown, that Texas sales tax law should be changed to benefit them is ridiculous.By Pratt on Texas|March 10, 2011
On yesterday’s Pratt on Texas, Senate State Affairs chairman Robert Duncan, SD28, explained his position on a statewide, as opposed to the existing local, property tax for public education funding.
The total interview is about 10 minutes long.By Pratt on Texas|February 17, 2011