Big Jolly Politics reports that rumors of the demise of the Jared Woodfill campaign are much exaggerated. Recent reports had Bob Perry supporting Ed Hubbard, now that appears to not be the case. With former anti-establishment "champion" Dan Patrick on-board with Woodfill Hubbard supporters have their work cut out for them.
Peace officer overtime is a big deal with the MSM, but is it a resonating issue with a general public that consistently lists "public safety" as their #1 issue? (Not that ChronBlog would have priorities that are different than their customer base.)
I still think that this is the wrong place for Republicans to draw a line in the sand. Your view may vary.
Heck, even Irving knows what to do with dilapidated old stadiums with no current practical use.
Apparently, you're not enthused about the run-off election. Which means that those who do vote will have votes that count all the more.
When discussing the economics of parking, I wonder why it's OK to say that too much parking is undesirable for a vibrant city center but to say that too little parking is also bad is taboo?
Charles Kuffner's last piece on voting trends, looking at straight party tickets today.
One more from Mr. Kuffner on the cutting back of library hours. Notable for the fact that it raises questions as to whether or not some in Houston understand the budgetary implications of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones.
Think about this: (American Style Socialism, Sherman Frederick, Las Vegas Review-Journal)
About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009.If you don't understand why that's a scary number you probably failed civics class. (If you ever took civics class, as a friend and I discussed this weekend)
These Perry for President stories just won't stop. (Maybe it's because shoddy reporting is only being outed by bloggers? Where's Politifarce on this one?)
Texas Watchdog weighs in with a quality duo: One, that Metro execs don't like using the same public transportation choices they provide for you, and two, print and video coverage of the HISD meetings over charter schools.
Imagine that: The regulation of the health insurance industry may require a big new bureaucracy. Can't say I didn't see that one coming. (And I'll bet the funding of said agencies wasn't in the CBO "scoring" of the bill either.)
Race-track slots in the news again. Will they get approved? (My money is against.)
Is the Texas Democratic weakness one of strategy? That's one theory.