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School finance system ruled unconstitutional again

A little light reading for your holiday weekend. Nearly three years after more than 600 Texas school districts filed litigation challenging the state’s school finance system, a Travis County district judge has ruled in their favor. In an almost ... [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
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Friday random ten – In N Out

Starting the second half of the alphabet, though we’re more than halfway through thanks to letters like Q, X, and Z. 1. Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV 2. Break My Heart – Natalie Merchant 3. The Needle And The Damage Done – Neil Young 4. People Got ... [Published Off the Kuff - 11 hours ago]
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More about TPJ

The Chron profiles Texans for Public Justice , the group that filed the complaint that led to Rick Perry’s indictments. [Craig] McDonald’s Texans for Public Justice, which operates out of a small office west of the University of Texas-Austin ... [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
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More on the Emmett Astrodome Park plan

Good to know that an architect thinks its feasible , but it will need more than that to become reality. Still cheaper to renovate than the real thing Kinder Baumgardner, president of SWA Architects, the firm behind several public projects in Houston ... [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
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The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas

Maybe a little . Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state’s swagger over being tough on crime like “Old Sparky,” an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum. It sits just minutes from the ... [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

More education policy from Davis

A lot to like here. Sen. Wendy Davis Saying she wants to expand Texas high schoolers’ access to technical job training programs, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan to create a Career-Technical Coordinating Board. ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

HERO repealers try their luck with the Supreme Court

Because sure, why not ? Opponents of Houston’s equal rights ordinance have asked the Texas Supreme Court to force the city secretary to certify the signatures on a petition they submitted seeking to trigger a repeal referendum on the law. Houston’s ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers are doing it for themselves

I know this is intended to be an upbeat story, but I can’t help but find it a little depressing. Some tech-savvy teachers turned to the Web this summer to try to offset the nearly $500 typically spent to ready a classroom for the first day of ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Back To School Week as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff has had many things to say about the Perry indictments. Harold Cook sounded some cautionary notes about the ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

How about Astrodome Indoor Park?

County Judge Ed Emmett gives his vision for the Astrodome. Still cheaper to renovate than the real thing Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday proposed turning the Astrodome into “the world’s largest indoor park” and recreation area, a concept ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Trying again with pre-K

Different approach , hopefully a different result will follow. On the first day of school for most Houston-area children, a coalition called “Early Matters” organized by the Greater Houston Partnership announced Monday it would release a 10-year ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

No one gets to dictate that the Uptown line must be BRT forever

So as we know, the Uptown line is moving ahead as BRT. It will be paid for with a variety of funds, coming from the city, from an Uptown/Memorial TIRZ, from grants, and so forth. A key component of this is an HOV lane on 610 for the buses that will carry ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]

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Friday random ten – In N Out [Published Off the Kuff - 11 hours ago]
School finance system ruled unconstitutional again [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
More on the Emmett Astrodome Park plan [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
More about TPJ [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
More education policy from Davis [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
HERO repealers try their luck with the Supreme ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
Teachers are doing it for themselves [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
Texas blog roundup for the week of August 25 [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 28 2014]
How about Astrodome Indoor Park? [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
Trying again with pre-K [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
No one gets to dictate that the Uptown line mus... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
“Environmental tort reform” [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
We need more mobile ID stations [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 26 2014]
Rick Perry was actively searching for Rosemary ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 26 2014]
The overcrowded jails of Montgomery County [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 26 2014]
Shine a light on dark money [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 26 2014]
Perry’s legal team to try to get indictments to... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 25 2014]
The limits of lobbying [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 25 2014]
Astrodome Park proponents tout a survey showing... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 25 2014]
The downside to downtown’s boom [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 25 2014]
Weekend link dump for August 24 [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 24 2014]
LVdP for Medicaid expansion [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 24 2014]
The Public Integrity Unit probably won’t have t... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 24 2014]
Saturday video break: Crazy [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 23 2014]
Ogg challenges Anderson’s handling of Ryan Chan... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 23 2014]
SCOTUS halts Virginia same-sex marriages for now [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 23 2014]
Ninety years later, we could still use an Equal... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 23 2014]
Two environmental stories [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 23 2014]
Friday random ten – M’s the word [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 22 2014]
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Friday random ten – In N Out [Published Off the Kuff - 11 hours ago]
Starting the second half of the alphabet, though we’re more than halfway through thanks to letters like Q, X, and Z. 1. Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV 2. Break My Heart – Natalie Merchant 3. The Needle And The Damage Done – Neil Young 4. People Got ...
School finance system ruled unconstitutional again [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
A little light reading for your holiday weekend. Nearly three years after more than 600 Texas school districts filed litigation challenging the state’s school finance system, a Travis County district judge has ruled in their favor. In an almost ...
More on the Emmett Astrodome Park plan [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
Good to know that an architect thinks its feasible , but it will need more than that to become reality. Still cheaper to renovate than the real thing Kinder Baumgardner, president of SWA Architects, the firm behind several public projects in Houston ...
The slow decline of the death penalty in Texas [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
Maybe a little . Perhaps nothing symbolizes this state’s swagger over being tough on crime like “Old Sparky,” an electric chair that was used to execute 361 inmates and is now the centerpiece of a prison museum. It sits just minutes from the ...
More about TPJ [Published Off the Kuff - 20 hours ago]
The Chron profiles Texans for Public Justice , the group that filed the complaint that led to Rick Perry’s indictments. [Craig] McDonald’s Texans for Public Justice, which operates out of a small office west of the University of Texas-Austin ...
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