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Posts on ‘December 20th, 2012’

Not just vouchers, corporate-sponsored vouchers

You can’t make this stuff up. Speaking in a Catholic school classroom in Austin, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state Sen. Dan Patrick gave the first details of what they promised would be a wide-ranging set of proposals for public education policy during the upcoming legislative session. Patrick, a Houston Republican who chairs the Senate […]

Responding the only way they know how

That’s our Legislature. In response to last week’s Connecticut school shooting, state Rep.-elect Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, says he will file legislation to allow public school teachers to carry concealed weapons while on campus. The bill, which Villalba is calling the Protection of Texas Children Act, would permit Texas schools to appoint a member of their […]

Transition, schmansition

Don Sumners, ladies and gentlemen. “There is no transition,” said lame-duck Tax Assessor-Collector Don Sumners. The occasionally cantankerous 73-year-old anti-tax taxman said he and his two predecessors came in cold, and [Tax Assessor-elect Mike] Sullivan will have to do the same. “Frankly, I guess, it’s a little bit of bitterness on my part that he […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance sends its deepest condolences to the people of Newtown as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff says that the voters have done a pretty good job of imposing term limits on the Legislature. BossKitty at TruthHugger asks when is enough enough? What is it with sick white boys? […]