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The Legislature’s top priority? Well, it’s not education.

According to the headline, public education was the Texas Legislature’s top priority this session. It ran over a column written by Rep. Charles Schwertner (R-BobPerryPAC) and was published this week in The Cameron Herald and other area newspapers I suspect. … Continue reading

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Mr. Peabody’s Improbable History

A children’s financial fairy tale Let’s ask Sherman to set the WABAC Machine to 2006 and see if we can figure out just how Texas got into a big, bad budget mess. Back in 2006,  Republicans of all stripes campaigned … Continue reading

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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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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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No train wreck here

I suppose that most people haven’t really thought about what’s going on at the State Capitol these days, or what it could mean to them. I don’t mean you — the people who read this blog or the other stuff … Continue reading

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