Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dear Rep. Schwertner,

You ran on a platform of helping Central Texans find jobs — especially those of us living in Milam County where we are still reeling after Alcoa bailed on us. Nearly every credible economist, including the noted conservative economist Ray … Continue reading

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Who has your cookies?

In case you missed it, below is the letter I wrote that was published in the Rockdale, Hearne, Rosebud, Temple and Waco papers in the last week or so. I didn’t send it to the Cameron paper because they published … Continue reading

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TDP’s weekly memo

Here are the salient talking points from the TDP’s weekly Leadership Memo. Please note that the Voter ID bill didn’t make it out of debate today but should be back on the floor by the end of this week. I’ve … Continue reading

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Tea Party hypocrites

Back in September, Democrats all across Texas kept trying to get voters to pay attention to the state’s budget. Neither Gov. Perry nor Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, nor Comptroller Susan Combs could be troubled to talk about it, even though nearly … Continue reading

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Rick-o-nomics and other examples of hypocrisy

Below, I’ve copied the essential parts from the weekly Texas Democratic Party’s Leadership Memo. Included are links to news clips, information on our worsening budget crisis, a legislative update, news on the big rally in Austin tomorrow and talking points. … Continue reading

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State budget’s impact on Milam County

We are finally beginning to see what impact Gov. Perry’s proposed budget cuts will have on our area’s economy and it’s not good. The non-partisan Center for Public Policy Priorities analyzed HB1, the governor’s current budget proposal. According to the … Continue reading

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