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School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Education, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents,” says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.

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Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.

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Texas property taxes will keep climbing under SB 2

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Legislature, News, State Government, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Homeowners in just 10 of 34 cities and counties would realize any savings under Senate Bill 2, passed by the Senate Tuesday.

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Houston pension bill moves ahead, despite flaws

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  News, Pensions, Texas  /  No Comments

Photo by Traci Patterson/Creative Commons

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner went to Austin Monday to convince lawmakers that he has hit upon a solution to Houston’s $8.1 billion pension problem. His answer is math — really complicated but ultimately pointless math.

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Election voided over free glowsticks at Texas A&M

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

Facebook campaign page for McIntosh

Some bureaucrats-in-training at Texas A&M have revoked the results of the election for student body president over some orange, pink, yellow and purple glowsticks.

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Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Legislature, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

Courtesy of Flickr user Juan Pedraza

The legislature is considering requiring wines to use 100 percent home-grown grapes to use a “made in Texas” label.

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