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James Brown estate abuse reminds of Sunshine Week, public information importance (SC)

This week (March 15 – 21) is Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of access to public information with emphasis on what it means for you and your community. Legendary entertainer James Brown took great pains to ensure the creation of a clear and thorough estate plan. Despite Brown’s significant efforts, legal actions related to his Keep Reading…

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Proposed Texas probate bills threaten civil liberties, property rights

Think laws are about protecting the public? Not always. Check out two currently before the Texas legislature. From Watchdog Arena: Two bills currently before the Texas Legislature remind how the legal industry has effectively weaponized probate court venues and instruments –wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorneys– as mechanisms for looting assets of the living Keep Reading…

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More on Texas school finance lawsuit and school choice

The Texas Supreme Court is slated to hear the state’s appeal of the massive school finance lawsuit and despite a decision expected later in the year, a Texas Public Policy Foundation report reminds of the unlikelihood that any upcoming decision will put this long-running issue to rest as well as that school choice continues emerging Keep Reading…

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Texas school finance lawsuit makes case for school choice

Unintended consequences? Poetic justice? Perhaps both! More than half of Texas’ 1,000+ public school districts using are taxpayer funds to sue taxpayers in order to get more taxpayer dollars is an insult. Ironically, however, it also makes the case of the need for school choice – the last thing the monopolistic education industry wants. From Keep Reading…

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Texas lawmakers take on taxpayer-funded lobbying

Taxpayer-funded lobbying is an affront to the taxpayers who finance government presumably to protect their own, not government’s interests. Check out how two Texas lawmakers are taking on this hideous practice. From Watchdog Arena: From banning office visits by taxpayer-funded lobbyists to filing legislation preventing local entities’ use of public dollars for lobbying efforts, two Keep Reading…

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