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Federal Judge Strikes Down Provision of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge in Austin has struck down several parts of House Bill 2, the controversial abortion law passed by the Texas Legislature last year.The provisions were set to go into effect on Monday.District Judge Lee Yeakel found that part of the law ... [Published KUTRadio - 21 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Your Turn: Sept. 1

Politics of coercionRe: “Veto power,” Your Turn, Aug. 27:The indictment of Gov. Rick Perry is not because he vetoed the funding for the Public Integrity Unit. Nor is it because the DA was drunk and acted badly, as this letter writer indicated. He may ... [Published MySanAntonio - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

WTF Friday: The Lavatories of Democracy

Somewhere out there Molly Ivins is having one hell of a laugh. GoodHair provided an unintentionally awesome twist to her old line that the Texas Legislature is “the national laboratory for bad government.” As part of his post-felony indictment victory ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Fort Bend ISD reacts to ruling on school finance system

Fort Bend ISD is pleased that Judge John Dietz once again ruled that the current school finance system violates the requirements of the Texas Constitution. Despite the actions of the 2013 Texas Legislature, the court found the current funding system still ... [Published Sugar Land Sun - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmaker Sues Texas Racing Commissioners

State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, explains HB627 to the Select Committee on Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility on March 13, 2013.Criticizing a proposed form of betting on horse races as “nothing more than slot machines,” state Rep. Matt Krause announced ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Trial court rules school finance system unconstitutional

CCISD RELEASEThe Clear Creek Independent School District is pleased that Judge John Dietz once again ruled that the current school finance system violates the requirements of the Texas Constitution. Despite the actions of the 2013 Texas Legislature, the ... [Published Friendswood Journal - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Applicants sought for Appraisal Review Board service

District Judge Robert K. Schaffer, administrative judge for the state district courts in Harris County, is accepting applications from Harris County citizens interested in service on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB). The ARB was created by the Texas Legislature ... [Published Bay Area Citizen - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Judge Strikes Down Texas School Finance System

Today, Travis County District Court Judge John Dietz issuing a ruling that finds the way Texas pays for public schools unconstitutional, calling it a de facto statewide property tax.The case was brought by hundreds of Texas school districts after the ... [Published KUTRadio - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Judge Rules Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund Public Schools

Democrat Judge Finds Texas Legislature 'Fails to Meet Its Constitutional Duty' to Provide for Schools Biography Aug. ET AUSTIN, Texas—A state judge ruled on Thursday that Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

1970s-era UTSA in the planning stages

Classes at UTSA started this week, but when this ad appeared in the July 8, 1974, edition of the Express, officials were still planning its academic programs. The ad asked prospective students to clip out, complete and mail in the included form (today, ... [Published MySanAntonio - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers: Perry's Dismissal Arguments Strong, But Unlikely to Succeed

SilverAs the prosecutor and judge in Gov. Rick Perry's case mull over the governor's recent request to dismiss his indictment, analysis by three longtime criminal law attorneys reveals the most legal merit in one of Perry's arguments to dismiss his coercion ... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Left of Center Speaker?

A rather ridiculous piece of writing appeared recently in Forbes, under the byline of one Patrick Gleason, who allegedly covers the "intersection of state and federal policy and politics." Gleason attempts to make the point that the Texas House of Representatives ... [Published Texas Monthly - Aug 28 2014]

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"Dan Patrick was directly responsible for these education cuts, and his revisionism will not go unchallenged," said Van de Putte. "Dan Patrick has shown time and time again that he does not value our neighborhood schools -- he showed that when he voted twice against Texas students. It is time to accept responsibility and lead. We do not need another court to tell us how to do our jobs. Texans expect a quality education for their children -- no excuses, no delays. It is time to put Texas first. As Lieutenant Governor, I will do exactly that."
"The simple truth about Greg Abbott is that he isn’t working for our schools; he’s working against them" Davis said
"Conventional wisdom holds that Texas is a deep red state [that is] home to some of the most conservative politicians in the country. However, many outside the Lone Star State including most if not all Washington and New York based pundits are unaware that the House of Representatives is controlled by a left of center speaker, Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, who came into power by ousting his conservative predecessor with a coalition of Democrats and a handful of left of center Republicans."
...have continued to work our caseload as well as we can with significantly fewer resources," said Gregg Cox, director of the public integrity unit. "We've had to decline some cases and send some cases back for more work before we are able to accept them. We no longer handle any of the tax fraud or insurance fraud cases we used to be able to handle from outside of Travis County."

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Foster: Cutting supply won’t touch abortion demand [Published News-Journal - 9 hours ago]
Your Turn: Sept. 1 [Published MySanAntonio - 15 hours ago]
WTF Friday: The Lavatories of Democracy [Published Texas Observer - 20 hours ago]
WTF Friday: The Lavatories of Democracy [Published Austin American Statesman - 20 hours ago]
Federal Judge Strikes Down Provision of Texas A... [Published KUTRadio - 21 hours ago]
Fort Bend ISD reacts to ruling on school financ... [Published Sugar Land Sun - 22 hours ago]
Commissioners Approve Simulated Video Horse Rac... [Published The Texas Tribune - Aug 29 2014]
Trial court rules school finance system unconst... [Published Friendswood Journal - Aug 29 2014]
Applicants sought for Appraisal Review Board se... [Published Bay Area Citizen - Aug 29 2014]
Texas judge overturns state’s school finance sy... [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Aug 29 2014]
Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional [Published Education News - Aug 29 2014]
DEBRIEF: Analysts, candidates weigh in on schoo... [Published KVUE News Online - Aug 29 2014]
Seliger: Robin Hood ruling leaves Lege wondering [Published OA Online - Aug 29 2014]
Judge Rules Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund P... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 29 2014]
Lubbock, Cooper, Frenship officials praise scho... [Published Lubbock Online - Aug 29 2014]
Lawmaker Sues Texas Racing Commissioners [Published The Texas Tribune - Aug 29 2014]
Judge on Texas’ School Funding: Yep, Still Not ... [Published Texas Observer - Aug 29 2014]
GBRA urges safe boating for Labor Day weekend [Published San Marcos Daily Record - Aug 28 2014]
Judge Strikes Down Texas School Finance System [Published KUTRadio - Aug 28 2014]
1970s-era UTSA in the planning stages [Published MySanAntonio - Aug 28 2014]
Lawyers: Perry's Dismissal Arguments Strong, Bu... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 28 2014]
Austin-area trade schools close with little notice [Published KXAN - Aug 28 2014]
Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Differ Most on E... [Published KUTRadio - Aug 28 2014]
The Left of Center Speaker? [Published Texas Monthly - Aug 28 2014]
Ruling in Texas school funding lawsuit may come... [Published Lubbock Online - Aug 27 2014]
GC offers new T-STEM scholarships [Published Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Aug 27 2014]
Impact of Perry's Funding Veto on Travis County... [Published Texas Lawyer - Aug 27 2014]
Gambling on History [Published Fort Worth Weekly - Aug 27 2014]
State Sen. Kel Seliger to host town hall [Published OA Online - Aug 27 2014]
Trying again with pre-K [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
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Trying again with pre-K [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 27 2014]
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 ...
The Truth Behind Gov. Perry’s Trumped Up Indict... [Published RedState Blog - Aug 22 2014]
Rosemary Lehmberg, District Attorney of Travis County Texas and head of the Public Integrity Unit in Texas, was arrested for drunk driving in April, 2013. See the police video on YouTube . Lehmberg initially claimed that she had been drinking at a ...
Parker proposes new firefighter pension plan [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 22 2014]
We’ll see about this . Mayor Annise Parker With the city of Houston facing huge and rising pension costs, Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday unveiled a proposal to put new firefighters in a separate, less generous plan that would do away with expensive ...
For Over 6,000 Public School Employees Laid Off... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Aug 20 2014]
It has been three years since the Texas Legislature voted to cut $5.4 billion from education funding, and despite attempts at restoration, our schools are still 6,500 positions short of where they were before 2011. If you lost your job due to a lack ...
Rush to judgment on the Rick Perry indictment [Published The Reality-Based Community - Aug 19 2014]
I don’t know whether Gov. Rick Perry is guilty of anything, or – assuming he is – whether the special prosecutor has the goods to prove it, let alone whether the right-leaning Texas Court of Criminal Appeals would sustain such a conviction. (Since Perry ...
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