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Posts on ‘July 7th, 2017’

Friday random ten – All in, part 3

All we are is all we are. 1. All Of My Life – Phil Collins 2. All Or Nothin’ At All – Bruce Springsteen 3. All Revved Up – Jermaine Jackson 4. All Revved Up With No Place To Go – Meat Loaf 5. All She Wants To Do Is Dance – Don Henley 6. […]

June CEC meeting candidate update report

The June County Executive Committee meeting for the Harris County Democratic Party was a few days ago. There was some official business to take care of, mostly swearing in new precinct chairs, but in addition to the good crowd in attendance there were numerous judicial candidates, there to collect petition signatures to get on the […]

Mayor will take revenue cap referendum off the 2017 ballot

Not gonna lie, I’m disappointed by this. Mayor Sylvester Turner abruptly reversed course Wednesday on his plan to ask voters to repeal Houston’s revenue cap this fall, saying it now is “unlikely” he will ask for its removal. The politically cautious move would leave the city fiscally shackled in the hope that a lighter November […]

Trump DOJ says all is swell with voter ID now

Of course they do. Texas’ new voter identification law fully absolves the state from discriminating against minority voters in 2011, and courts should not take further action in a battle over the state’s old voter ID law, President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice argued in a legal filing Wednesday. “Texas’s voter ID law both guarantees to […]

Texas’ climate change future

Gonna be awesome. The Texas economy could face some of the costliest consequences of climate change as temperatures continue to increase over the next several decades, according to a new study. In the study published last week in the journal Science, researchers found that the economic burden of climate change will hit states along the […]