August 2013

Actions Speak Louder than Campaign Ads

Actions Speak Louder than Campaign Ads

Texas Comptroller candidate Harvey Hilderbran released his first online campaign ad Monday morning. Maybe it was supposed to be funny…? Aside from the all-out corniness of a console television playing crackled and ominous Fox News clips in the bed of a pickup –­ (and,...
Culture of Clout-Abuse?

Culture of Clout-Abuse?

In less than 24 hours Texans heard the voice of our lieutenant governor trying to get his “step-niece-in-law” out of jail, and read the words of a powerful House committee chairman all-but admitting he used his influence to get his son into law school. Dewhurst... no...

Texas GOP legislators growing government

At political blog sandstormscholar.com, the following was posted about the 83rd Legislature: “State legislators are making the rounds touting the bills they passed. We wonder when we’re going to get less, not more. Instead of more laws how about fewer? An agenda of...
Hilderbran for Comptroller?

Hilderbran for Comptroller?

Straus-appointed Ways and Means Chairman Harvey Hilderbran has officially thrown his name into the race for Texas Comptroller. What exactly should taxpayers expect if he’s elected as the chief steward of the state’s finances? You may recall earlier this session where...