Weekly TPA blog round-up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for another sports-related tourist infusion as it brings you this week’s bloog roundup.

If the goal of the 81st Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry is to stifle job creation in Texas for the next two years, then Off the Kuff says they’re knocking it out of the park.

Letters From Texas rolls its collective eyes about the word games played by the Republicans in charge, as they announce their Senate subcommittee to find “non-tax revenue.” Earth to Republicans: if we used to own it, but now the government owns it, it’s a tax.

Musings looks ahead to 2021 when the Texas economy is in the ditch and many thousands of children have had a substandard education. Do we solve the problem now, or wait until we go to the ballot box in Nov. 2012?

WCNews at Eye On Williamson has this to say about the austerity budget that the House passed out of committee this week, House Appropriations passes budget – tea party blamed for cuts.

In the latest post regarding the poll he’s conducting on the mortgage interest tax deduction, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs explains why he has never owned a home.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme warns that republicans are near their goal of killing public education for k-12 and at the university level.

Neil at Texas Liberal apologized for ever having voted for Houston City Councilmember C.O. Bradford for any public office. Neil feels that voting for Mr. Bradford was one of the worst ballot box mistakes he has ever made.

refinish69 is ever amazed by the stupidity of the Texas Ledge. It is the gift that keeps on giving. Case in point is Rep. David Simpson’s Don’t Touch My Junk Bill.

This week, McBlogger takes a look at what austerity will do to Texas.



3 Responses to Weekly TPA blog round-up

  1. sarahr4888 March 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    I ran across you blog about 6 months ago. And I am sooooo glad I did. I was born and raised in Texas. After 20 years I thought I was moving back this summer, mostly for my adopted hispanic son. But after reading your blog for a while what I’m seeing is that there is no future for him or me there. We’ll stay in Seattle, thanks.

  2. FUBAR March 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Sarah – if we can’t have you, at least send some of your Seattle rain!

  3. Letters March 29, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    OH MY GOD am thinking to settle in Texas 😮

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