It’s Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance‘s Weekly Blog Round-Up. This is your pre-Thanksgiving edition, so enjoy it while you bake your pumpkin pies, stuff your turkey, or whatever your holiday traditions are.
The Texas Cloverleaf discusses the upcoming study that may result in a mileage based user fee rather than a gas tax for drivers in the US.
John Coby at reports the Texas Ethics Commission Fines State Representative Carl Isett $25,000
McBlogger takes a moment to talk about the deficit, the economy and bailing us out. Because it’s, you know, important.
Environment and education have been greatly on the mind of the Texas Kaos community this week. Front pager TxSharon gave us a heads up on Brett Shipp’s expose of the Texas Railroad Commission on Bill Moyers Journal Friday, and diarist liberaltexan kept an eye on a Faith Based Initiative: Fundamentalist Religious Attack on Science in Texas.
Neil at Texas Liberal says that Galveston was a disaster before as well as after Hurricane Ike.
Vince at Capitol Annex poses a couple of questions about Tom Craddick’s Secret Police and asks exactly why former State Rep. and ex-deputy parliamentarian Ron Wilson is running around the capitol with Parliamentarian Terry Keel and serving as a media escort/hatchet man for the Speaker.
The passing of Jim Mattox prompted a few reminiscences from Texas bloggers and corporate media. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs assembled a few, ahead of Monday’s memorial service.