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It has become crystal clear that what’s most important to Texans, is least important to Texas leaders in Austin. Right now, Texans are stuck with leaders who care about taking care of their donors and the most narrow-minded Republican activists, and virtually nothing else. Texans worried about educating their kids, relieving traffic congestion, better jobs or lower home insurance rates are left out of the mix.

Currently, Texans are in charge of their own paychecks. If they want to direct their employer to make automatic payments, they can. That could end very soon if state leaders fold to pressure from Tea Party ideologues.

Paxton improperly referred twice as many clients than he previously admitted

On Sunday, the Dallas Morning News added fue

Greg Abbott’s first promise broken from the 2014 election campaign is the one he made to men and women serving in the U.S. military. Abbott’s letter calling into question the integrity and loyalty of U.S. servicemen and women is a 180 degree pivot from his comments early last year when running for election.

...A Republican legislator and a lobbyist with a Mercedes.

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Lone Star Reports

It has become crystal clear that what’s most important to Texans, is least important to Texas leaders in Austin. Right now, Texans are stuck with leaders who care about taking care of their donors and the most narrow-minded Republican activists, and virtually nothing else. Texans worried about educating their kids, relieving traffic congestion, better jobs or lower home insurance rates are left out of the mix.

Currently, Texans are in charge of their own paychecks. If they want to direct their employer to make automatic payments, they can. That could end very soon if state leaders fold to pressure from Tea Party ideologues.

Paxton improperly referred twice as many clients than he previously admitted

On Sunday, the Dallas Morning News added fuel to the ongoing scandal involving State Attorney General Ken Paxton’s violation of state securi

Greg Abbott’s first promise broken from the 2014 election campaign is the one he made to men and women serving in the U.S. military. Abbott’s letter calling into question the integrity and loyalty of U.S. servicemen and women is a 180 degree pivot from his comments early last year when running for election.

...A Republican legislator and a lobbyist with a Mercedes.

By acknowledging his mistake and apologizing to military servicemen and women, Abbott can put the Jade Helm 15 controversy behind us

The reactions to Governor Abbott’s Jade Helm 15 letter - which played into the irrational fears of his political base while questioning the loyalty and integrity of U.S. military personnel assigned to participate in the training mission - are not mixed. They are almost uniformly opposed.

"I knew Jim Wright was my congressman before I entered the first grade – and that was not unusual for those of us who grew up in the Fort Worth area during the 60’s and 70’s. Jim Wright was not just a powerful and influential committee chair, then House Majority Leader, and then House Speaker, he was OUR congressman. He never lost touch and never stopped working for his district and the State of Texas.

It is difficult to accurately describe or fully comprehend the failure in leadership displayed by Governor Greg Abbott over the past week. The unwillingness of Governor Abbott to quickly voice his unqualified support for U.S. troops who will train in Texas as part of the Jade Helm 15 exercises is shocking. Abbott and local officials had been fully informed and briefed about the exercises. Yet he raised no public concerns about the scheduled training until the matter became the subject of right wing talk radio and online chatter.

The legal battle over the Texas Voter ID law is being waged furiously and, this morning, was the subject of a crucial and historic argument before a three-judge panel of the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Abbott gave contractors a virtual green light to bilk Texas taxpayers

A Houston Chronicle investigative report published today makes clear that, while serving as State Attorney General, Greg Abbott gave a critical helping hand to contractors who were cheating Texas taxpayers out of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

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