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Posts on ‘December 13th, 2012’

SD06 special election date set

Very glad to her it. Gov. Rick Perry today set Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 6 seat formerly held by the late Sen. Mario Gallegos. Candidates for this special election must file applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on […]

Planned Parenthood files another lawsuit

Keeping the heat on the state. As a tumultuous year in women’s health draws to a close, Planned Parenthood is turning up the heat on Texas, today filing a new lawsuit that challenge the state’s move to ban the nonprofit from participation in a state-run and funded Texas Women’s Health Program. While previous lawsuits have […]

What can you get for $10,000?

You can now get a college degree – at some colleges, in some programs, if you’re lucky. Many were skeptical when Gov. Rick Perry last year challenged Texas public colleges and universities to offer degrees costing no more than $10,000. Now 14 institutions have embraced the concept, which Perry sees as a promising way to […]

Are vouchers unconstitutional?

Attorney Kelly Frels makes the case that private school vouchers will not pass constitutional muster in Texas. State Sen. Dan Patrick has proposed that the state of Texas provide vouchers to help parents pay for private school tuition. Vouchers are bad public policy, and they are not permitted by the Texas Constitution. […] From a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance is waiting for Rick Perry to call the special election in SD06 as it brings you this week’s roundup.