Texas Central Railway, a private, for-profit Texas-based company, claims it can finance and build a high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas by 2020.Read full post
Legislators are considering what to do with Rick Perry’s big corporate subsidy funds that have been plagued by charges of cronyism and inefficiency.Read full post
Not content to employ an army of former lawmakers and staffers, payday lenders are upset that
“special interests” are saying mean things about them.
Gov. Rick Perry and others say Texas enjoy a “miracle” economy. But small businesses and poor and middle-income Texans pay taxes higher than much of the nation, argues Phillip Longman in Washington Monthly.Read full post
Mexico is opening its oil industry to foreign investment. But energy reform is unpopular with Mexicans, who fear that oil companies will benefit while corruption will remain.Read full post
A lawsuit over the on-the-job death of Ray Wauson, a 24-year-old guard with Triple D Security, revealed dramatic details about the dangers Triple D’s drivers confronted every day.Read full post
Texas Finance Commission Chairman William White and his company, Cash America, have been intimately involved in trying to undermine the efforts of Texas’ big cities to regulate payday and auto-title loans at the municipal level, documents show.Read full post