Monday, March 07, 2011

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for this Saturday's rally to save Texas schools in Austin as it brings you the weekly roundup.

Neil at Texas Liberal noted that Texas state representative Borris Miles of Houston called upon Texans to flood the state Capitol, just as we are seeing in Wisconsin. Miles made the strong point that it is up to each Texan to decide to fight back against the brutal and vindictive budget and social policy legislation now being considered by our legislature in Austin.

Letters From Texas closed the loop on how decisions that the Republicans in charge are making affect every aspect of your child's public school education, and it's even worse than you thought.

John at The Texas Cloverleaf is looking for your support to win a DFA-sponsored scholarship to Netroots Nation 2011, and shows how you can apply for your own chance.

Bay Area Houston says state representative Larry Taylor's TWIA is in TWOUBLE.

Off the Kuff notes that quite a few Republicans are now talking about using the Rainy Day Fund. Will they have the guts to go against Governor Perry? That remains to be seen.

This week on Left of College Station Teddy looks at the Center for Public Integrity’s investigation into sexual assault in Aggieland. LoCS also covers the week in headlines.

Is Dos Centavos making a full-time return? Stace teases us with a smack-down of the Texas Democrats that voted for the sonogram bill.

Eye on Williamson details what 30 years of GOP degradation of government has left us: Debt and privatization, is that the future of Texas?

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw points out that the Texas Taliban Impose More Government on Women . It is as bad as you think ...

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the republican war on workers, women, Hispanics, children and the poor is going gangbusters.

The Koch brothers are poised to make another bundle if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

WhosPlayin went after Congressman Michael Burgess, who is pushing a bill to sell war bonds to finance Iraq, Afghanistan, and whatever war is next. Problem: Burgess thinks bonds are free money, having told the Air Force Times that they don't add to the debt and you don't have to raise taxes to pay for them. The Republican War on Arithmetic continues...

Is free parking in downtown Austin a thing of the past? McBlogger has a rant before it comes to pass.

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