The Texas Progressive Alliance is somewhat distracted this week by the upcoming series finale of “Lost”, but managed to stay on task long enough to bring you the blog roundup.
This week at Left of College Station, the spring semester ends at Teddy has made it through another twelve hours of classes. However, Teddy does take a look at the developments in the campaign for TX17, and how the Republicans are attempting to nationalize the midterm elections.
TXsharon took some EPA officials from D.C. on a Barnett Shale tour last week.
Bay Area Houston says Arizona’s Governor Brewer is the new Face of the GOP.
Off the Kuff interviewed Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. Linda Chavez-Thompson about Arizona’s immigration law and what comprehensive immigration reform would look like.
WhosPlayin has the final results from the Texas DSHS investigation of blood and urine for residents of Dish, TX; the conclusions are not by any means an exoneration for the industry because of significant limitations to the investigation.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes the futility of Cornyn and Perry saying they want the Hispanic vote while Republicans simultaneously rev up the Tea Party racists.
Sarah Palin decides to release another book and McBlogger had just a few comments.
At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw has a question: Is Rick Perry’s 2006 Business Tax an Income Tax? According to a pretty sharp legal student, the answer is yes. Who would have thought it, Rick Perry pulling a fast one so he could continue his lower property tax bait and switch scam…..
Announcing the planned City of Houston budget for the year ahead Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Houston has an economy “better than that in any other part of the country.” She said this despite Houston’s high poverty rate, high dropout rate and large number of people without health insurance. These issues, however, don’t seem to be part of Mayor Parker’s agenda for the future of Houston.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson As taxes receipts ebb and budget troubles hit Williamson County the poor and middle class are likely to pay for it, Changes to indigent health care in Williamson County.
A slow post week at Brains and Eggs as PDiddie slid out to Sin City to help his nephew celebrate his 21st birthday. There’s a great old pic of the Golden Nugget — now under the ownership of Tilman Fertitta — from 1946, when PDiddie’s grandfather used to frequent the gambling hall.
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Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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As a business owners who pays Perry's "franchise" tax, he is a Republican by label only. Income taxes are not Constitutional in the state of Texas, so you call it a "franchise" tax, and presto! I would rather have a Democrat tell me to my face he is going to raise my taxes, at least he is being up-front and honets, then Perry's bait-and-switch tax.