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‘Liberty City’ movement finding home in Texas

Another one from the limited government/personal liberty front. From Watchdog Arena: Texans take freedom seriously. And despite a penchant for doing things “big,” big, intrusive government is one thing they’ve historically resisted. With this, the growing appeal of “Liberty Cities” – a new municipal government structure based on maintaining limited government, pro-free market policies and Keep Reading…

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Texas officials loosen grip on ‘everyone’s private driver’ Uber

Many of us who value free markets, competition and  civil liberties have taken special interest in ride-booking companies’ entry into Texas markets. From Watchdog Arena: While Texas prides itself on being an economic freedom stronghold, local governments’ resistance to Uber and other ride-booking companies demonstrate one more liberty-related divergence existing between the state’s private citizens Keep Reading…

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Temple-area bond proposals offer new local government debt opportunities (TX)

Texas local government debt ranks second highest among the top 10 most populous states. Undeterred, however, May 9 will bring a new round of bond elections in Temple and throughout the state whereby voters donning financial personas of the oft-used and ever so appropriate drunken sailor spending analogy will approve new debt opportunities promoted by Keep Reading…

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A dental health care alternative with teeth? (TX)

Access to health care is becoming problematic on many fronts. Here’s one important approach currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature. From Watchdog Arena: As the Texas Legislature studies measures to address the growing challenge of health care access, two bills specifically target dental provider shortages by creating new opportunity for dental hygiene practitioners (DHPs)– Keep Reading…

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High school graduation panels: Academic punt or fair pass? (TX)

One of the battles currently underway in Austin. From Watchdog Arena: Due the the struggle high school students are having passing the mandatory state academic readiness exam to graduate, a bill before the Texas Legislature offers opportunity for individualized graduation committees to determine the attainment of public high school graduation requirements. Is this measure an Keep Reading…

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