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Texans Gear Up to Kill Perry’s Trans-Texas Water Highway

Feral Hogs aren't the only hogs running wild in Texas.

            The people of Texas killed the grand scheme of the Trans-Texas Corridor.  But according to Independent Texans, the state's only voter association for non-aligned and independent voters, the tentacles of the TTC still need to be cut-off, namely:  the legislature's dangerous plan to move groundwater around the state. This Tuesday, the Natural Resources Committee in the Texas House will deliberate on the house version of SB 332, HB 1730 for "vested" water rights. They say that the bill is just part of an overall plan for groundwater transport that includes constitutional amendments that will make taxpayers pay for expensive pipelines and other projects, and to gain new taxing authority for the state — all to enrich private developers and water profiteers.  (See SJR 25HJR 137 and HJR 138.)

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Where Our School Tax Dollars Really Went: The Texas Growth Machine

        The recent “Save Our Schools” rally at the Capitol, with 12,000 attendees from across Texas, was a different kind of education rally. First, Texas Association of Business’ Bill Hammond, a Rick Perry ally lent his support.  More importantly, the rally organizers turned from the typical “no cuts” ballyhoo to focus on one important underlying question – where did the $27 billion shortfall in our state budget come from?  Our school tax dollars got gobbled up by the Texas growth machine.

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Texas Governor — Give Rick the Boot!  Indy Voters are split between Glass and White.  If you're still undecided:

Watch the last Texas Gubernatorial Debate, Sept. 19, 2010 (minus Rick, who refused to debate, but of course!)

Pati Jacobs for State Representative, District 17* (running against Republican incumbent Tim Kleinschmidt)…if you're undecided, watch the one and only debate in this race on the right hand side of this page (for Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, Lee, Fayette and the western portion of Brazos counties).

For Bastrop County, minus Smithville who will not have it on their ballot, Vote No on ACC Annexation. (or read the next post if undecided)
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Austin is Not Developers’ Monopoly Board

Sign it, if you live in Austin

Austin is Not Developers' Monopoly Board

Dear Mayor Adler and Austin City Council Members:

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Why don't you share this with your friends, please:

Make Growth Pay for Itself

No Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose

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