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Austin voters to decide on ridesharing regs

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  News, regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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In this season of Bernie Sanders, the Austin City Council’s decision to force taxpayers to decide what to do with ridesharing companies when it could not makes a peculiar kind of sense. Nursing a deep corporate resentment, a council majority voted late Thursday to hold an election, most likely on May 7, to let voters […]

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‘Rude’ ex-councilman banned from City Hall; recall petition qualifies

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Free Speech, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A former Floresville councilman has been banned from City Hall amid a recall drive against three elected officials.

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Blue ribbon panel solves world’s problems

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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In a recent official statement, this commission has reached a state of bureaucratic zen that achieves togetherness with all other commissions.

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Road kill on right: Tolls emerge as election issue

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Toll roads are running Texas taxpayers into a fiscal ditch, according to a statewide group that is targeting pro-toll politicians in the March 1 primary election.

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Will Texas fit more foster kids in urine-soaked trailers?

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Accountability, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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“I do not understand how anyone can read that decision, let alone live with the case for years, and not conclude that a part of the solution is finding ways to keep more children out of this foster care horror show in the first place,” Wexler said.

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Project Quest for cash: Job program works city taxpayers

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Over the past five years, the city of San Antonio funneled $8.4 million to a Saul Alinsky-inspired operation, ostensibly for job training and “living wages.”

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