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Houston Officials Bury Their Heads In The Sand

Bayou City Backwardness

Our state’s largest city is in trouble. Rising pension costs, debt service payments, and labor costs are driving a projected budget deficit for the Bayou City. Judging by the agenda of recent city council meetings, onlookers would be unlikely to see this problem or...
Do Local Elections Matter?

Do Local Elections Matter?

Yes, Texas, local elections do matter. As mentioned in a previous article highlighting Irving’s tax-payer funded giveaway, Texas has the second highest local debt per person ($7,500), more than California ($6,469), a state drunk on lavish public pensions and rock-star...