Another frustrating session for the Don Quixote of the Texas Senate.
Like any summer camp or high-school clique worth its salt, the Texas Senate produces a distinctive anthology of inside jokes. Of the many tedium-induced, knee-slapping nicknames concocted and whispered in the hallowed chamber—”Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Wisteria Lane,” “Sen. Tommy Williams, … Read More
Squashing Biobug Transparency Senate Bill 2556 Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Southside Place Texas is famous for boots, barbecue, and, more recently, biosafety labs, which research biological agents like anthrax and Ebola. Labs have cropped up in San Antonio, Houston, College Station, … Read More
While other states use stimulus funds to think ahead, it's more of the same in Texas.
Sometimes you can tell a lot from a Web site. After the Feb. 17 passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many states set up interactive, informative sites to open dialogue about creative ways to use their … Read More
The Texas Legislature attempts to pay homage to George W. Bush.
When Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, a Waco Republican, brought House Concurrent Resolution 62 honoring former President George W. Bush to the floor in March, Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat, took immediate exception. Burnam, one the Legislature’s most unabashedly … Read More
Nuking Democracy House Bill 2721 Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van One hardship of building potentially hazardous, ecosystem-altering nuclear facilities is that people can sometimes be downright unwelcoming. Rep. Dan Flynn understands this. So he has proposed a bill that would keep … Read More