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November 2011 [PAGE: 2]

Tax Dollars Going Up In Smoke

Cap Metro is ready to spend federal stimulus money to expand the nanny-state governance encompassing the City of Austin. They now want to institute a smoking ban at all bus stops. The cost? $254,000. But that’s not the best part. Spending $254,000 of federal stimulus...
F1: F Is For Failure

F1: F Is For Failure

Buried at the bottom of today’s sports page is another story indicating the state and local taxpayer-subsidized F1 race in Austin is getting further off track. Comptroller Susan Combs should take the opportunity to untangle taxpayers from this lemon of a deal....

Who are the Occupy-bums in the parks?

In a top-notch piece in the Halloween edition of National Review, Pratt on Texas Listener Club member Kevin D. Williamson writes about the “witch hunt on Wall Street” known as Occupy Wall Street. Following a description of one of the movement’s icons, a...

Congratulations Dripping Springs!

Congratulations, Dripping springs! You stood up to the big spenders in your local school district that wanted to raise your taxes to the maximum allowed by law. By rejecting that idea by a 3-1 margin, you are an example to all the edu-crats looking to continue...

Straus Pits GOP Against Taxpayers

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is doubling down on his resolve to oppose further right-sizing of government, instead seeking new revenues (read: taxes) to fill government coffers in 2013. His policy pronouncements in El Paso, and reiterated in Fort Worth, dangerously...

Shed More Light On Local Governments

It seems there’s still a lot of work to be done to bring about greater transparency in our local governments. According to a new report by the Sunshine Review, county governments in Texas earned a failing grade for online accountability. According to Curt Olson of...

Cowboys’ Jones finds a new way to milk fans

The North Texas Tollway Authority let it be known yesterday that you can now show off your support for the Dallas Cowboys by purchasing a Dallas Cowboys commemorative toll tag.  For the bargain price of $22.99, you can show the rest of DFW where your true loyalties...