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Congress, Administration Should Stay Out Of Texas Classrooms

Earlier today Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his decision to refuse to apply for the federal “Race to the Top” grant program. The president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Michael Quinn Sullivan, praised the course of action, saying it protects Texas’...

Straus’ Budget Timing

Why did Texas House Speaker Joe Straus hold up efforts to ask state agencies to control their spending and find ways to reduce outlays? After all, state leaders have been told for months Texas might experience a $7-$11 billion shortfall in 2011. Gov. Rick Perry and...

Can Democrat Hodge Dodge 2010 Woes?

Looks like 2010 is shaping up to be a really bad year for Dallas State Rep. Terri Hodge, a rather typical Texas Democrat. Not the least of her problems is a March 8th trial on charges of bribery and corruption. Just six days earlier she faces a primary election. Oh,...

Proposing Taxpayer Protections

Three budget proposals promoted this week by Texas Gov. Rick Perry would substantially ensure a strong state economy for generations to come. Two of the three aren't new, either to Perry or voters, but Texans deserve to have the package implemented in the next...

Self Bridges Rhetoric With Action

For his responsible leadership in Collin County, Keith Self is being attacked for being too fiscally conservative. In these troubling economic times, it’s hard to imagine that that’s an effective criticism. Self is running for a second term at the helm of a county...

KBH caught misleading voters again

Once again, the Kay Bailey Hutchison campaign has been called out by its own hometown newspaper for playing fast and loose with facts. In their latest “political heat index” report, the Dallas Morning News gives Hutchison’s latest claims, about Governor Perry and...

Let’s Hope Katz Gets His Millions

Austin restaurateur Marc Katz was finally able to toss his hat in the ring for lieutenant governor as a Democrat after being stymied months back by a complete lack of understanding about Texas election laws. He says his campaign "millions" from out-of-state relatives....

Above the Law

Austin Police Officers will have to abide by the "Texting While Driving" ban but not really. Police officers will be allowed to email (notice they use email not text) using semantics to avoid a law everyone else will be ticketed for come Friday. KLBJ radio Austin...

KBH Says No To Gas Tax Hike, Says Spending Must Be Reviewed

In a devastating blow to proponents of higher local gasoline taxes and fees, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said yesterday that if elected governor in 2010 she won't consider those schemes until after transportation spending is fully audited. Her comments were made...

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