November 2012

Failing the Test

Failing the Test

While good intentions no doubt drove the imposition of the state’s increasingly heavy-handed testing regimen for schools (well, good intentions, plus a big pay-day for a politically connected, London-based publishing firm), righteous outrage from parents and teachers...
Granting More Electric Car Subsidies

Granting More Electric Car Subsidies

Who needs more roads when you can have more electric-car charging stations? A new federal grant is set to build more charging stations along the I-35 corridor in Central Texas at the same time lawmakers in Texas are voicing concerns about lack of gas tax revenue from...
Opting-out of More ObamaCare Burdens

Opting-out of More ObamaCare Burdens

ObamaCare may be destined to become the law of the land, but some states have recognized there’s a way to keep a bad situation from turning even worse. Texas is one of many states refusing to voluntarily take on the burden of setting up federally mandated “healthcare...
Dewhurst Doubles Down

Dewhurst Doubles Down

Photo above by Texas Tribune (5/29/2011) After the Legislative Budget Board meeting two weeks ago, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has gone deeper on record affirming his desire for the State Senate to pass a budget that keeps spending below the rate of population plus...