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Subsidized Moves

Does your employer subsidize your mortgage payment? What about extra incentives for moving closer to work? If you work for the City of San Antonio, you’ll soon be eligible to have taxpayers do that for you! Exclusive pensions, superior salaries, and rock-solid job...

San Antonio mayor makes clear how Texas Democrats see the world

A great and paramount difference between how Democrat leaders see the world versus conservatives was on full display at the Texas Democratic State Convention which met in Houston this past week. The ultra-liberal and aptly named mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro,...

Texas has its own Scott Walkers who deserve accolades

Texas too has had its own Wisconsin-Scott Walker drama. Do you remember the last session of the Texas Legislature? The Texas affiliates of the big public employee unions rallied many times at the Capitol. They spewed forth propaganda daily through allies in the press...

Bryan Hughes and the House Speakership

Last week, State Rep. Bryan Hughes announced his candidacy for the speakership of the Texas House. On Sunday night, the Empower Texans PAC hosted a statewide teletownhall primarily with delegates and alternates to the Texas Republican Convention being held this week...

When in Doubt, Postpone!

The Austin City Council didn't want to move the council and mayoral election to November, out of a fear that incumbents would be hurt by the larger turnout and closer attention paid by voters.  Of course, they didn't say it like that, instead spinning a tale of...

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Ballad of Waste

Houston METRO seems to have their own version of creatively wasting your tax dollars to increase ridership. With a series of music videos by the “Transit Boyz”, the Houston public transportation system hopes to educate and encourage more passengers to ditch their...

One Hand Slapped Away from the Cookie Jar

Today I read a story that I almost wish I could read every day.  How great would it be to find out that local governments in Texas were told emphatically to step away from the cookie jar labeled "DEBT" and learn to either go without the shiny new toys or find...

New York isn’t the Only Nanny State

Getting a lot of traction this morning is a story of the perennial enemy of personal freedom,  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, seeking to ban sugared drinks above a certain number of ounces.  That's right, folks - in New York City, it will soon be impossible to...

A New Landscape for the 83rd Legislature

We still have to get through November, but we already know, we're looking at quite a different landscape in the Texas Legislature in 2013.  For one, the seniority shift means a lot of jockeying for the plumb offices inside the main Capitol.  Why be stuck in the back...