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School District Fires Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyists

School District Fires Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyists

In an unexpected move, the board of the Harris County Department of Education voted to end a taxpayer-funded lobbying contract with HillCo, the department’s longtime lobbyists. Colleen Vera with Texas Trash Talk first reported the news, as she has long covered the...
Bettencourt Defends Harris County Taxpayers

Bettencourt Defends Harris County Taxpayers

On Friday, shortly before the Harris County Commissioners Court was set to vote on the proposed 2016 tax rate, State Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) delivered an open letter encouraging the commissioners to reduce the burden on county taxpayers. Houston’s population...