The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that our government should be open and available to all as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw writing for Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos sounds the alarm bell on conservative lawmakers. When one touts one’s conservative credentials voters should never assume this means one is necessarily fiscally responsible, ethical or honest. Conservative Texas: Cronies, Crooks, No-Bid Contracts, No Oversight, Junk Science. But….
Bob Stein at Rice University’s Baker Institute handicapped the Houston mayor’s race much the same as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs did… two weeks ago.
Politicians love to talk about the economic skills gap– where there are a lot of job opportunities out there, but not enough skilled workers to fill them. But thankfully as Texas Leftist learned, some Houston politicians are moving beyond the talk and working to actually address the issue. Plus, some big news for Texas musicians as we finally learn the fate of the Texas Music Office under Governor Abbott.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The TSTA Blog reminds us that “school choice” is not a choice for many families in Texas.
The Rivard Report predicts that driverless cars will not solve all of our traffic problems.
Texas Clean Air Matters urges the Legislature to restore clean air funding.
Keep Austin Wonky maps the decline of the capitol city’s bus service.
Minding Houston explains 1115 waivers.
Newsdesk explains how open carry advocates shot themselves in the foot.
Scott Braddock highlights another controversy connected to Michael Quinn Sullivan.
Unfair Park reports that the city of Fort Worth has extended spousal benefits to same-sex spouses.
(Photo of the old Fort Bend County Courthouse in Richmond, Texas.)