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Warning: ‘retirement crisis’ ahead; Texas, other retiree hot spot states beware

The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. workers and employers are bracing for a “retirement crisis” because “powerful financial and demographic forces are combining to squeeze individuals and companies that are trying to save for the future and make their money last.” This pending crisis bodes especially dangerous for Texas and other states commonly ranked in Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial® celebrates Sunshine Week

March 10-16 is Sunshine Week, a time in which Americans should be reminded that open government – which includes access to public information and activities – is critical for the functioning of a free society and is one of the principles upon which this country was founded. In Sunshine Week: Demystifying Open Records Laws in Keep Reading…

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Temple, other Texas cities/counties asked to bolster Second Amendment protections

When Temple resident C.J. Grisham, a U.S. Army master sergeant, presented the Temple City Council with a gun rights resolution, the city became one of a series of Texas cities and counties being called on to articulate commitment to Texas residents’ Second Amendment rights. Per the Temple Daily Telegram, Grisham asked the council to “declare Keep Reading…

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Dallas County DA Craig Watkins makes new headlines (TX)

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. He’s generated headlines throughout his career. Lately, he’s really been on a roll. Check out the latest in Dallas County DA Watkins cited for contempt of court over at Watchdog Wire – Texas.

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Texas Special Purpose Districts: ‘invisible governments’ attracting new visibility

The Killeen City Council continues consideration of a new Municipal Utility District, a proposed taxing entity needing the city’s endorsement to bolster its attaining legislative approval, and other Texas communities are undoubtedly doing the same. And as the numbers of special purpose districts (SPDs) continue to grow, a closer look at what some call “invisible Keep Reading…

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