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Posts on ‘January 8th, 2013’

Julian 2016?

I have five things to say about this. Texas Democratic powerbrokers are quietly promoting rising star Julian Castro as a consensus building leader with bipartisan support as they position the charismatic San Antonio mayor for the party’s 2016 presidential ticket. In Julian Castro, who vaulted into the American spotlight at the Democratic National Convention last […]

The revenue estimate is in

And under normal circumstances it would be very good news. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, laying out the parameters for state spending on the eve of the legislative session, said Monday that the rebounding Texas economy gives lawmakers $8.8 billion unallocated in state coffers for this budget period and an improving picture for the next two […]

Yes, Dewhurst is running for re-election

I know you were dying to know. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who has signaled before that he plans to run for re-election, punctuated his plans with some extreme math in a Friday interview. “I am 101 percent firm on running for re-election. You will see a number of things that I will be doing over […]


In case you want to watch the sausage being made. Texans who subscribe to AT&T U-Verse will be able to watch live proceedings from the Texas House and Senate chambers beginning noon on Tuesday when the 83rd legislative session opens. There is no extra fee for subscribers who can catch the legislative action on Channel […]