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June 2013 [PAGE: 2]

Making a Statement (in the Journal)

Making a Statement (in the Journal)

Several members made a statement on some of the most ideological votes cast in the House during the regular session. No, not that kind of “statement.” The kind of statement that goes into the official journal documenting they meant to vote another way. Someone with...
Texafornia? Veto… Or Bust?

Texafornia? Veto… Or Bust?

As the dust clears from the Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, one thing is clear: the legislative leadership spent a lot of your money. Wildly. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote this weekend the budget makes Texas look too much like California....
Bureaucrats Set To See Pay Hikes

Bureaucrats Set To See Pay Hikes

Come September 1st, many of the state’s top-level bureaucrats are set to see some sweetheart pay-raises. Of course, they come without any attempts to make state agencies more efficient with your tax dollars. Most state employees are set to see their pay stubs increase...
Ivory Tower Spending

Ivory Tower Spending

While the special session may be focused solely on redistricting for now, that isn’t stopping the chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee from proposing to raid the Economic Stabilization Fund for new ivory towers at public universities. State Sen. Kel...
Beware Of Managers

Beware Of Managers

Texas is at the top of the game, economically-speaking. Rarely a month goes by without new awards, recognitions or data showing that the Lone Star State outshines not only the other states but to the world. Obama, Manager-in-ChiefHeck, even Barack Obama had to come to...