State pulls plug on ‘risky’ WinVote machines

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Texas, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

IS PAPER BETTER?: The short shelf life of voting machine technology is renewing interest in paper ballots.

A new report that killed a widely used touch-screen voting system Tuesday is sure to spur questions about past election results tabulated in Virginia.

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McRaven makes UT scandal his own

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Part 49 of 49 in the series Trouble in Texas

By Jon Cassidy |
AUSTIN – The University of Texas Board of Regents Wednesday, in the most backhanded way possible, agreed to allow Wallace Hall to review documents from an investigation into corruption in the school’s admissions process.
A majority vote that actually went against Hall also made […]

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As with many things in Texas, fracking fight goes big

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Local Government, National, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The Texas Legislature is debating whether state regulations trump local restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

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Richer or poorer? West has brighter economic horizon

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  California, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, National, Nevada, New York, News, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Regulations, South Dakota, State Government, Taxes, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

SHINING CITY ON THE HILL: Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, stand out as the nation's leader for business and growth. according to the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Salt Lake City and New York City are more than 2,173 miles apart, but they are polar extremes for economic growth, according to a national study released Wednesday.

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Lawmakers want UT applications shielded from scrutiny

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, a former co-chair of the committee to impeach Wallace Hall, wants to ensure sunshine laws don't apply to university applications.

Two Democratic lawmakers from Houston have a problem with the corruption of admissions at the University of Texas. Their problem is somebody found out about it.

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Politician on powdered booze: Won’t somebody think of the children?

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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“The system is so corrupt that it cannot tolerate someone saying that the emperor has no clothes,” a commissioner named Howard Wolf said then. “They have been allowed to perpetuate a system that has used government at the expense of consumers.”

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