Medina, Soules join forces to attack $200 million in bond ‘pork’

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

San Antonio’s record $850 million bond proposition faces a left-right punch at the polls this spring.

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Commentary: Doubling down on debt, San Antonio bond will make poor city poorer

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Commentary, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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With per capita income lower than virtually every other big city in Texas, San Antonio comes up with a record debt offering.

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Council candidate: Don’t ‘bond out bureaucrats’

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Accountability, News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Boosters of San Antonio’s proposed $850 million bond call the record debt package “essential” and “transformational,” but a city council candidate who served on one of the bond committees calls it “bonding out the bureaucrats.”

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City’s Google Fiber fiasco a landmine for park bond

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, Technology, Texas  /  No Comments

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A tiny neighborhood park is earmarked to receive $300,000 in San Antonio bond money, raising the specter of politics corrupting the city’s record debt package. Google Fiber rears its head again.

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Alamo College controversies cloud bond election

By   /  January 4, 2017  /  Education, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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The Alamo Colleges in San Antonio want voters to approve $450 million in additional debt at a May 6 election. But new accreditation problems and growing concerns over spending spell trouble.

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In bondage to City Hall, Express-News blathers about parks

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Commentary, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Five months ahead of the vote, San Antonio’s daily newspaper is already plumping for an $850 million city bond. The record municipal spending package isn’t finalized, but that’s not stopping the Express-News.

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