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More interim charges for lege committee study released (TX)

Interim charges for both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives continue being released. Specific items attracting attention include charges to study Second Amendment rights, open records laws, smart meters, toll roads, medical transparency and an array of other issues important to taxpayers. These charges, key issues likely to be addressed by future legislatures, are Keep Reading…

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Complaint adds to questions over Temple mayor pro tem’s conduct as elected official, county employee (TX)

A Nov. 9, 2013, phone call by Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales to then-Bell County employee Mari Paul, a complaint filed just days later with the Bell County Human Resources Department in response to that call and what seems an emerging pattern of troubling behavior create new questions regarding misconduct allegations reportedly investigated by Keep Reading…

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Vedder: Higher ed’s ‘Robin Hood’ pricing brings vigorous price discrimination

A recent Richard Vedder column discusses higher education’s “Robin Hood” pricing whereby the costs students pay for tuition, room and board fees reflect a differential reminiscent of the legendary outlaw whose rob-the-rich-give-to-the-poor activities were a precursor for what’s known today as income redistribution. As college costs continue to rise, the value of the product delivered Keep Reading…

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Pay attention in class: Texas public education makes it more important than ever

Red Hot Conservative has gathered much good information and analysis of what’s happening in Texas public schools.  A recent post entitled The Destruction of Texas Education! PARENTS WAKE UP! discusses a “Creating a New Vision for Texas Public Education” program that in seeking to “transform” Texas education stirs ever-present concerns regarding both fiscal and ideological Keep Reading…

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Travis County offers new contract, old terms for gun show contract renewal (TX)

Travis County commissioners are once again trying to renew a contract with Saxet Gun Shows so the company will  continue using the county’s Exposition Center for eight scheduled gun shows. Still present, however, the county’s requirement that non-licensed sellers conduct background checks, a requirement unlikely to be conceded. A year ago, weeks after the Newtown, Keep Reading…

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