Bradley Puts On a Show in Senate Committee

Updated below John Bradley doesn’t take crap from anyone. When he’s lording over meetings of the Forensic Science Commission, the man is prickly even […]

UT’s Dirty Investments

While many universities have stopped investing in companies that do business in Sudan, the University of Texas still invests millions of dollars in the […]

Texas: No Hiring Of Immigrants – Except For Maids

From NewsTaco, where this blog was first published. Ah, Texas, my adopted homeland. There’s so much to love about you, but then you do […]

Failing Grades

State lawmakers are weighing a proposed 2012-2013 state budget that could impose draconian cuts on the state’s already piss-poor educational system. Schools, teachers, innovative […]

Big Music, Small Label

Back in 2007, Austin’s experimental rock band, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, committed what many musicians might consider […]

Payday Borrowing

Every session since 2005, when the payday industry found a loophole to escape regulation, numerous bills have been filed to regulate payday lenders and […]

Texas Children & Poverty

1 Texas’ national ranking for gap between wealthy and poor 23 Percentage of Texas children living in poverty 600,000 Number of new Texans under […]

Medicaid Funding

2.3m # of Texas children that receive health insurance from Medicaid 1 in 8 Number of total Texans receiving Medicaid in 2008 1.4m Projected […]

Hot List: Day 49

Day 49 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “YouTubes are infallible,” – Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, to The Texas Tribune on […]