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Lawmaker on State Tax Committee Also Works for Texas’ Corporate Welfare King

by | Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:13 CST
State Representative Drew Springer started working for corporate tax firm Ryan, LLC in March. He doesn't recall any conflicts of interest from a session spent overseeing Texas tax law.
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Denial of Service

Among its dozens of accountability measures for school districts — including test scores and other data points — the Texas Education Agency (TEA) includes a...Read More

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Refreshingly Fascist

It's easy to avoid hypocrisy when you don't have any principles in the first place.

I have a question I’m afraid to hear the answer to: is there any degree of hypocrisy, or ideological dishonesty, that people won’t put up with when it comes...Read More

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What California Can Teach Us About Texas

If the Lone Star State doesn't want to be like the Golden State, we're really doing it wrong.

Texas badly underinvests in health care, education and infrastructure at a time of extreme growth. It seems that, like California, we’ll further restrict our ...Read More

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Ted Cruz is Right. There’s No War on Women.

The draconian policies favored by the GOP are better described as a war on the American family.

Indeed, if you want a home for policies that restrict legal abortion, that would ban birth control, that decry parental leave as unnecessary, that deride breast...Read More

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Greg Shames the Sheriff

Instead of focusing on the business of governing the state — I take this aspect of his job as a given, considering the man’s title, though it seems I may be...Read More

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