Watchdog Podcast: Which governor-turned-presidential-candidate has the best shot?

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Politics & Elections, State Government, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm is joined by a roundtable of Watchdog reporters who have spent time covering four of the governors who are now running for the White House. Matt Kittle, Mark Lisheron, Mark Lagerkvist and Jason Hart share their perspectives on, respectively, Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; former Gov. Rick Perry, of Texas; Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey; and Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio.

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Taxpayers brace for hit from Lone Star Rail

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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O’Toole likens policymakers’ fixation with rail projects to the continued installation of streetcars in 1915, when automobiles were starting to hit the roads en masse.

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Ousted council member wins court hearing, keeps seat for now

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Texas  /  No Comments

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It’s a game of minutes; at that council meeting after being sworn in, her fate was debated in closed session by her colleagues, who voted the following week to remove her.

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Some Texas open records now closed in wake of state Supreme Court ruling

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  News, Open Records, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog
An economic development group in Fort Bend County is no longer subject to the state’s open records law in the wake of a game-changing state Supreme Court ruling in June.
The Texas Attorney General Office’s open records division has ruled the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council is not a public body, reversing […]

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Powers to get top salary at UT Law

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Bill Powers, the disgraced former president of the University of Texas, will be the highest paid faculty member at the School of Law this year, according to the terms of his contract.

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San Antonio police, researcher trade shots over ‘release time’

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

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A critic of union “release time” is sticking by his guns after the San Antonio Police Officers Association tried to shoot down his findings.

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